August 2016 Newsletter

August 2016 Newsletter

green tips

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– Pull water competing weeds out of flower beds before they get large. Don’t let them produce seed or there will be even more next season.

– Set thermostat to 78 degrees in the summer and save energy and money.

Maintain your deck by ensuring it’s stained or painted on a regular basis.


– Try unrefined extra virgin coconut oil and coconut sugar mixed with whole oats and almond flour on top of your next seasonal berry and apple crumb.


– 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 bold 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:  Inventory of Denver Homes For Sale Continue to Increase. July saw another welcome increase in the number of homes for sale in the Denver Metro and surrounding area, while prices decreased month over month, both welcome signs for buyers. Sellers continued to bring new listings to the market, but at a slower pace than last month.  Still, July ended with 8,859 listings of homes for sale, which was 10 percent higher than last month and just one percent less than this time last year. Although average sale prices saw month-over-month decreases, they are still up year over year.

BOULDER:  New Listings Remained Flat in June for Single Family Homes in Boulder County. However, new listings increased 19.2 percent for townhouse condo properties. Pending Sales landed at 339 for single family homes and 123 for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 33.1 percent to $628,900 for single family homes and 35.8 percent to $370,000 for townhouse-condo properties.  The national unemployment rate recently dropped 0.3 percent to 4.7 percent, but some states felt more of a pinch in their own figures. Similarly, the low inventory situation is showing signs of strain in markets where there are few homes for purchase. With an interest rate increase still in the cards this year, combined with the American political landscape and global economic events, a cool down could occur by winter. Presently, however, growth prevails as many locales are reaching near-record prices not seen in more than a decade.


Question about your home or neighborhood? Happy to help you, family and friends! Thank you for your referrals!


Thank you,

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