Denver home sellers are missing the mark on listing price

According to a recent article in The Denver Post, more home sellers are having to accept offers below their original listing price. Some points to note:

  • Jill Schafer, chairwoman of the market trends committee says ““If you aren’t getting offers in the first two weeks, time to make a price adjustment.”
  • DMAR’s counts show that only 17.3 percent of the homes sold in January went for above the initial list price, while 60 percent went under it.
  • A listing that stumbles out of the gate can prove costly in money and frustrations. Listings that linger are at first viewed as stale, then not worth bothering with, and eventually as defective.
  • Schafer said there remains a strong seller’s market for homes under $450,000 and properties closer into Denver. Those are the most likely to still get offers above the list price. Move higher up in price or further out into the suburbs, and buyers have more power.

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Self Care DIY’s

Maybe one of your goals in the New Year was to find ways to incorporate more natural products into your everyday life. We all know that non-toxic chemicals can sneak their way into just about anything these days. In order to use and truly enjoy clean products, you have to make a conscious effort in finding something that works for you. We have gathered some simple self care DIY’s with things you may already have around the house! Try one- you may be surprised by how much you enjoy it!

☆ Bentonite Clay Face Mask- made with only 2 ingredients, this mask is great for fighting off breakouts and getting rid of dry, flaking skin. To read the benefits of both bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar, click here.

☆ Lavender & Milk Bath- This hydrating DIY bath recipe will not only help relax you after a long day, but will also help soothe your dry winter skin.

☆ DIY oil pulling tablets- Oil pulling involves putting oil in your mouth first thing in the morning, swishing it around for up to 20 minutes, and then spitting it out. This swishing motion helps loosen plaque and clean between your teeth better than a toothbrush or floss ever could. It is even believed to be detoxifying. To make the process easier, whip up these tablets to have on hand each morning.

☆ Whitening Toothpaste- Many toothpastes contain ingredients that could be considered undesirable. This homemade toothpaste has only natural ingredients that can even help whiten your teeth! The texture may take some getting used to, but completely worth it to keep your mouth healthy and fresh.

☆ Detox Bath Salts- Pamper yourself while soothing away aching muscles and pulling toxins from your body. These bath salts made with epsom salts, himalayan sea salt and magnesium flakes can do all that!

☆ Whipped Magnesium Lotion- It’s the most efficient way to deliver the mineral to the site of pain, so that it can quickly relieve muscle pain, cramps and fatigue; reduce inflammation; and encourage regeneration of tissues.

☆ Simple Eucalyptus Shower Melts- Great to use for the dreaded congestion during those winter months. Find the recipe here.

Super Bowl Fun

Super Bowl LIII is this Sunday, February 3rd at 4:30 pm. Whether you’re rooting for the Patriots or the Rams (or neither), it’s likely you have plans to watch the game with someone, somewhere. So what were you asked to bring on Sunday? An appetizer or a drink? Some game-day entertainment? We’ve got you covered!

These cheesy bacon and kale potato skins are a twist on the classic and look delicious.

Bacon makes a great game-day addition to this otherwise traditional guacamole. Find the bacon spiked guacamole recipe here.

Bring this football puppy chow for a crowd pleasing dessert.

Looking for a yummy non-alcoholic beverage to sip on? Look no further! This cucumber cooler looks just right.

Or for something a little more fruity, try this blueberry maple mojito mocktail. Find more mocktail recipes here.

Super Bowl Bingo is a game even the kids could get in on. If actually watching the game isn’t really your thing, this could be some good incentive. Find more printable cards here.

Even more appealing might be Super Bowl commercial bingo! Find 12 different free, printable cards here.

And if you’re looking forward to the drinks above all else, then this one’s for you.