December 2017 Newsletter

HOME green tips

GREENER HOME GREENER PLANET

– Send gifts sans plastic in reused cardboard boxes, fill with brown or recycled shredded paper, seal with paper tape, and help reduce plastic waste in landfills.  

– Checkout these unique and beautiful handmade recycled cards by Good Paper (goodpaper.com) and help support transforming lives around the world.

– Cover your iPhone next time with a compostable eCo-cover case made entirely of wheat and corn and said to be soft rubber-like, no-slip side grip and impact-resistant.

GREENER BITE

– Make your own gourmet chocolate candy in antioxidant rich 80% plus dark chocolate (Equal Exchange or local Choco Love are delicious.).  Add dried cherries, coconut caramels, mini marshmallows, walnuts, etc. See easy recipe: http://deliciousliving.com/recipes/holiday-chocolate-bark

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 updates, and touch up interior and exterior paint for fresh look. Upgrade lighting.

– Open up each space, including closets, and remove stuff/bulky furniture. Stage/decorate rooms with 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:  Denver Metro Home Prices Remain Strong,
Inventory Tight.
Denver Metro home values remained strong in October, with home sale prices increasing. Inventory tightened during the month, as fewer new listings of homes for sale came to the market. http://blog.recolorado.com/category/stats-and-news/

BOULDER:  Boulder County Prices Predicted to Maintain Highs. New Listings in October were down 3.9 percent for single family homes and 13.1 percent for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 7.5 percent to $575,000 for single family homes and up 13 percent to $397,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on market remain flat, slightly higher for condo properties.

Although inventory levels are low in many markets, there has largely been enough listing and building activity, and conversation about future activity, to keep prices from skyrocketing toward another bubble. Low affordability has started to become a recent topic of conversation and is definitely worth watching. But with a healthy economy, level of demand and national unemployment rate, sellers are going to be hard-pressed to lower prices. https://www.baraonline.com/sites/default/files/statistics/CARmmi-1.pdf

 I am always happy toassist you and all you know. Your referrals are my greatest complement 🙂 Thank you

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Cheers,

Kristine Merrill
Green Door Living RE
Cell: 720-530-4129
kristine@greendoorliving.com