August 2020 Update

August 2020 Update

Summer Home Tip

– Try The Green Office online retailer of recycled, eco-friendly, sustainable business products and improve good air quality while working from home.

– Aerate indoor plants with a chopstick before watering gently breaking up dry pockets of soil to ensure even moisture distribution and airflow to roots.

– Increase good air quality and general mood in your home with a beautiful Areca Palm plant (find at Home Depot), said to help remove all indoor air toxins (NASA), and is a natural humidifier and uplifting to your space.


Seasonal Bite 

Scrub your cast iron skillet with olive oil and coarse sea salt for a soap free clean. Nourish, polish wood furniture with olive oil, and apply on wicker patio furniture to keep it from cracking.


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 Average Home Price Passes $600K in July. After a hard hit in May, June/July came to the real estate rescue for Colorado housing market. The average closing price for a detached home in the Denver metro area was up nearly 10% year over year in July. The record number of pending sales in June led to 6,664 closings in July, an all time high for any single month in Denver, according to Denver Metro Association of Realtors. Inventory remains low, which contributed to multiple bids and rising home prices. The average closing price for a singe family detached home climbed to $602,000 in July, up nearly 10% from a year ago. Interest rates continue low trend at 2.99% down from 3.75% in July 2019…

BOULDER: Boulder County Home Sales and Prices Hit High in July. Inventory remains tight in Boulder County with over 10% fewer listings in July compared to last year. Prices increased 9.4% year over year for single-family homes. Townhomes and condos prices did not increase but held steady. Similarly, buyer demand, tight inventory and low interest rates were contributing factors in sharp increase in prices.


Glad to help you and friends/neighbors as always and giving a gift for all closed referrals.

Happy Healthy Fall to All,


Kristine Merrill, Realtor
Equity Colorado Real Estate
Cell: 720-530-4129


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