July 2018 Newsletter

July 2018 Newsletter

HOME green tips


– Pinch smaller leaves and flowering buds off top of herbal plants as soon as they emerge (before they bloom) to maximize growth and flavorful leaves.

– Ditch chemical sunscreens for mineral ones and help protect ocean coral reefs and its marine life.

– Choose furniture with the Greenguard certification stamp to ensure low toxicity of furniture and cleaner indoor air quality. Other good choices are vintage/second-hand furniture or natural wood and organic cotton.


– Brighten basil pesto dishes (without losing depth of flavor) by blanching basil for 15 seconds before preparing it. See http://foodandstyle.com/basil-pesto-one-that-will-stay-bright-green/


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

– Make small repairs or key 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.


DENVER:  Denver Metro Homes Staying On Market Slightly Longer. While home prices continue strong in the Denver-area, the good news for buyers is more inventory and homes staying on the market slightly longer in June, an early indication of transition into a more balanced market between sellers and buyers. Prices saw a slight increase compared to last month. https://blog.recolorado.com/june-2018-market-statistics-2/

BOULDER:  Prices Continue Strong in Boulder County Summer Season for Single Family Homes. New Listings for June in Boulder County were down 26 percent for single family homes and 15 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales landed at 299 for single family homes and 127 for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 12.0 percent to $680,000 for single family homes but down 6.0 percent to $365,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 9 percent for single family homes and 9 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

Inventory may be persistently lower in year-over-year comparisons, and home prices are still more likely to rise than not, but sales and new listings may finish the summer on the upswing. The housing supply outlook in several markets is beginning to show an increase in new construction and a move by builders away from overstocked rental units to new developments for sale. https://www.baraonline.com/sites/default/files/statistics/CAR%20MMI-1_3.pdf

 Know anyone selling or buying this year?
Would love to help!

I recently improved and sold Boulder condo in 3 weeks!

Thank you,

Kristine Merrill
Mile High Luxury RE
Cell: 720-530-4129