September 2018 Newsletter

HOME green tips

GREENER HOME GREENER PLANET

– Consider replacing plastic non-recyclable top hand soap dispenser with a time-less glass jar stainless steel dispenser, or soap bars.

– Plant in the fall fall color trees, shrubs, wildflowers, ground cover/grasses. Prune trees in late fall or winter when dormant.

– Fly greener by purchasing carbon offsets, which fund emission reducing clean-energy initiatives such as wind power and landfill gas reduction projects. United and Jetstar offer offsets during booking.

GREENER BITE

– Sun-bath mushrooms for 30 minutes next time you bring them home for meals and add more vitamin D to your diet. Mushrooms use sunlight to make vitamin D, do sitting them in the sun will increase D content as high as 600 IU per cup (chop them for more). Remember to store them in paper bag to keep them dry and fresh.

PLAN TO SELL?

– De-clutter, depersonalize, 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 AND BOULDER MARKET NEWS

DENVER: Denver Metro Home Sales Continue Strong Despite Seasonal Slow Down. While things typically start to slow down this time of year, the Denver housing market is still very active. The majority of new listings that came on the market resulted in a sale in July, and homes continued selling quickly. Half of all homes sold were on the market for one week of less. Average sold price compared to last year was up 7 percent. July ended with the highest number of active listings of homes for sale seen in nearly four years. The number of active listings at the end of the month were 25 percent higher than last year. https://cohomeblog.recolorado.com/market-watch-july-2018/

BOULDER:  Boulder County Home Prices Maintain Steady Highs. New Listings in July were down 24.9 percent compared to last year for single family homes and increased 15.1 percent for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 8.5 percent to $651,000 for single family homes and 9.2 percent to $405,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 1.9 percent for single family homes but increased 27.5 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

Although low supply and rising prices continue in many markets, there has largely been enough listing and building activity, and conversation about future activity, to keep prices from skyrocketing toward a bubble. But with a healthy economy, level of demand and national employment rate sellers are going to be hard-pressed to lower prices anytime soon. See July monthly indicators https://www.baraonline.com/