Spring 2020 Newsletter

Spring 2020 Newsletter

See tips below..

Nice that the planet had an unexpected much needed rest too during the “stay at home” period. Something good out of bad. Wishing you healthy happy thoughts. 

Real estate has not stopped, even during this challenging time, however continues under strict guidelines all professionals and sellers and buyers must follow. 

Open houses are still restricted as we move toward “safer at home”, however house showings are now ok to do while adhering to the established safety guidelines. 

If you need to sell/buy you still can safely and successfully. I am happy to best help and support you as always.

Spring home tips

– Freshen indoor plants with a good shower. 

– Grow vegetables and fruits in a few big pots. Gardening in containers keeps produce off the ground making diseases less likely and easier to manage like moving a plant to shade if starting to wilt in the sun.
Try smaller variety or dwarf blueberries and raspberries or bush variety
cucumbers, and hot peppers or mint. 

Seasonal bite  

– Save the next broccoli stalk by making fries. Cut stalk into matchsticks, roll into olive oil then parmesan/reggiano cheese until covered and bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until lightly browned and tender.

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 personal things and 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 Market News

DENVER:  Denver Metro Market Homes Showed Strong Start to 2020. In February the count for closed listings was 6% higher than last year for the Denver metro area. New listings of homes for sale increased 1% year over year. Single family homes average sale price increased 6% and 5% for townhome-condo properties year over year. Average sold prices
increased 5% compared to last year. Days on the market stayed at an average of 39 days unchanged from this time last year. 

BOULDER: Boulder County Single Family Homes Soften in First Quarter. New Listings were down 6% percent for single-family homes and 13% percent for townhouse-condo properties in February compared to last year. Days on Market increased 16% percent for single-family homes. The median sales price for single-family properties decreased 3.2% but increased 20% for townhouse-condos year over year. IRES.

Kristine Merrill, Realtor
Aspen Grove RE Group
Cell: 720-530-4129

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