GREENER HOME GREENER PLANET
– Remember to reverse ceiling fan blades in clockwise direction to push down room heated air from above, especially helpful in rooms with high ceilings to lower thermostat a degree or two.
– Apply removable weather stripping caulk around windows to prevent drafts and weather stripping as needed around doors making sure daylight cannot be seen from inside.
– Put off cutting grasses and spent flowers until spring growth emerges and enjoy their winter beauty as they capture the snow and frost. The grassy seed heads help feed the birds.
– Sip on organic or bio-dynamic wines and skip on pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers and additives hangover.
PLAN TO SELL?
– 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 in Seasonal colors.
– 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.
LATEST DENVER/BOULDER MARKET NEWS
DENVER: Inventory of Denver Homes Shrinks as Prices Remain Steady. October saw continued cooling across all major indicators, with a noticeable dip in inventory and little change in home sale prices compared to last month. At the end of October, inventory levels were 12 percent lower than last month and six percent lower than last year. Prices compared to last year at this time were up 8 percent year over year. http://blog.recolorado.com/recolorado-october-2016-housing-statistics
BOULDER: New Listings Down Prices Up in October in Boulder County. New Listings were down 0.7 percent in October for single family homes but increased 32 percent for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 1.7 percent to $540,250 for single family homes and 2.2 percent to $350,000 for townhouse-condo properties.
Builder confidence is as high as it has been in more than a decade, yet the pace of economic growth has been slow enough to cause pause. A low number of first-time buyer purchases and a looming demographic shift also seem to be curbing the desire to start new single-family construction projects. As older Americans retire and downsize, single-family listings are expected to rise. The waiting is the hardest part. http://www.baraonline.com/sites/bara/files/statistics/Monthley%20Indicators.pdf
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