September 2015 Newsletter

HOME green tips


Time to tune up heating system, replace filter to prepare for cooler temperatures.

– Mulch leaves while you mow. Clear gutters of debris, and check roof for shingle/flashing needs.

– Get off junk mail lists, catalogs and magazines via online removal.


– Spiral nutrient rich root vegetables into “noodles” and top with your favorite marinara or pesto sauce. Try parsnip, sweet potato and celery root.


– De-clutter, de-personalize, and clean house and yard to make it sale ready. Add plants inside and out.

– Make small repairs or update, and touch up interior and exterior paint for fresh look. Upgrade lighting.

– Open up each space, including closets, and remove stuff/bulky furniture. Stage rooms with one color.

-Add tech touches like a built-in USB wall charger for $20.00, or a luxury motion sensor faucet to bath or kitchen sinks for under $100.00.


DENVER:  Summers end selling season slows in August.
As the kids head back to school, we tend to see a seasonal slowing of the housing market. This August was no exception. According to REcolorado’s monthly report on the residential real estate market, signs of the traditional end-of-summer softening were seen in the Denver metro and surrounding area. Prices dipped a bit, the number of sold listings decreased, and homes = stayed on the market longer.

BOULDER:  Inventory holding tight at end of summer season, prices continue rise. In August new Listings were down 10.2 percent for single family homes but increased 15.7 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending sales clocked in at 273 for single family homes and 125 for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 5.3 percent to $489,643 for single family homes and 15.0 percent to $299,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 19.1 percent for single family homes and 27.0 % for condos.


Have a question about your home or neighborhood?

Always Happy to help you, family and friends!

Kristine Merrill
Green Door Living RE
Cell: 720-530-4129