August 2015 Newsletter

August 2015 Newsletter

HOME green tips


Run appliances such as clothes dryers and dishwashers at night to avoid peak energy rates and the humid heat they generate.

– Install a low flow shower head and save up to 40% water without sacrificing water pressure. Try High Sierra 1.5 GPM.

– Swap toys, tools, clothes and the like with neighbors and friends.


– Tote your own coffee mug or thermos to your favorite coffee spot.


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

– Inspect and make small repairs or update, and touch up interior and exterior paint. 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:  July brings increase in inventory to the Denver market. After experiencing five consecutive months of increases, home sales took a breather in July. During the month, there were 5,661 sold listings, a slight month-over-month decrease and a six percent decrease as compared to this time last year. Home prices remained steady in July. The average sold price for a single family home was down two percent as compared to last month, but still nine percent higher than a year ago.

BOULDER:  New listings in June were up 6.3% for single family homes and down 15% for attached homes. Ken Hotard, senior vice president of public affairs for the Boulder Area Realtor Association says, “The improvement in inventory is likely a contributing factor in the boost in sales: having new products in the market got some buyers off the fence and finding a greater selection of homes to buy.” Hotard was not surprised to hear that the Colorado home prices appreciated 11 percent in the first quarter, considering countywide median sale prices of single-family homes increased nearly 16 percent and average sale prices increased 23.5 percent in May compared with a year ago. “That’s certainly reflected in the prices we’re seeing,” he says. “Colorado is a highly desirable place to be, as we all know.
We’re seeing strong job growth, encouraging people to move here, and historic limited inventory causes prices to rise.”

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