Spring 2018 Newsletter

HOME green tips

GREENER HOME GREENER PLANET

– Add a little spring to your step and house with 3-5 drops of energizing, antibacterial lemon essential oil in your morning water, and 8 drops to white vinegar and water (3 to 1) 16 oz.  spray bottle to clean house and freshen air. 

– Help birds with their nests by providing a mesh bag filled with small (2 inches or less) pieces of thread, string, yarn or lint from your dryer near bird activity areas outside. And leave the tiny twigs found under trees or in yard and mulched grass pilings in lawn.

– Try reusable beeswax wraps next time you need plastic wrap to store food. The cloth becomes pliable in the warmth of your hands for easy wrapping of bread, veggies, fruit, etc., has a slight pleasant honey scent and can last as long as a year.

GREENER BITE 

– Add seasonal asparagus, leeks or green onions, endive and sorrel herb to springtime dishes.

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 Continue Climb And Inventory Inching Upward.
 While home prices continue to climb in the Denver-area, the good news for buyers is there is more housing inventory to choose from despite traditional market seasonality. For the first time on record, the average sold price of a single-family home in the Denver-area passed the half million-dollar mark settling at $502,986 in February. Active listings for the residential market finished 5.56 percent higher than last month and 5.31 percent higher year over year…https://www.dmarealtors.com/dmar-real-estate-market-trends-report-mar-18

BOULDER:  Home Buying Remains Strong Driving Prices Upward. New Listings were up 0.4 percent for single family homes and 14.1 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending Sales landed at 192 for single family homes and 83 for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 4.0 percent to $599,000 for single family homes and 19.0 percent to $446,250 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 1.1 percent for single family homes but increased 2.9 percent for townhouse-condo properties.

Whatever external forces are placed upon residential real estate markets across the country, whether they are related to tax legislation, mortgage rates, employment situation changes, new family formations, the availability of new construction and the like, the appetite for home buying remains strong enough to drive prices upward in virtually all markets across the country. New sales are not necessarily following that trend, but monthly increases are expected until late summer. https://www.baraonline.com/sites/default/files/statistics/CARmmi-1.pdf

 I’m always happy to assist you and all you know.
Your referrals are my greatest complement.

Thank you,
Kristine Merrill
Mile High Luxury RE
Cell: 720-530-4129
kristine@milehighluxury.com
Website: kristine.milehighluxury.com

 

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

November 2017 Newsletter

HOME green tips

GREENER HOME GREENER PLANET

– Plug in a WeMo Switch Smart Plug, download the app, and control power usage of lamps, fans and appliances anywhere from your phone to maintain a more energy efficient home.

– Place an aloe plant in the bedroom for its oxygen releasing benefits and clear the air of benzene chemicals found in detergents and plastics. (Keep aloe plants away from animals).

– Put produce and bulk items into handy mesh cotton bags to cut down on plastic bags.

GREENER BITE

– Sip on Oregon pinot noirs and European reds said to be most abundant in antioxidant polyphenols.

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 to assist you and all you know. Your referrals are my greatest complement 🙂 Thank you

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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