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APRIL 2020

Honoring Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

APRIL 2020 PUBLISHER

Greg Griffin | greg.griffin@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Richa Mitchell | richa.mitchell@lifestylepubs.com

Honoring Earth Day THIS YEAR MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY. In researching

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Evan Deuvall LAYOUT DESIGNER

Jayme Emery

this momentous occasion, I came across the first national newscast of that historic

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

April 22, 1970 event on YouTube. CBS and Walter Cronkite, featured Denver, Colorado

Richa Mitchell

on that “special report” and from that day forward a collective consciousness was born to “take action” to drastically improve our local, national and global ecosystems. At 10 years old, I remember Denver at that time and that daily brown cloud that

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Jeff Fierberg

once hung over our city. Today, we can see the significant progress we have made through technological advances and behavioral changes. Obviously we still have a lot of work to do on behalf of our beautiful blue planet, but we have made great strides and will continue to make great strides as we spread awareness and continue to come up with innovative ideas that aid in the preservation of our planet. Your April 2020 issue arrives in your homes during unprecedented times – challenging times beyond what anyone could have possibly imagined. What I do know is that we are a community, and a nation, with tremendous resolve and that we will stand together to not only survive but thrive. Every one of us has been affected by these

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

recent events and on behalf of our Lifestyle partners I want to inform you that they

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are prepared to help in every way possible. For example, Lombardi Brothers Meats

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has virtual legal and estate planning services; Gusterman’s and Metalmark jewelers are available by appointment to help you with those special gift needs; Argonaut Wine and Liquor is stocked and has numerous discounts in place; Elite Body Sculpting is now open in Cherry Creek and FORM Studio has just opened their interior design storefront on Tennyson; And as always, our realty, mortgage and architectural clients are also there to assist you with your vital home ownership services. We are so grateful for our Lifestyle partners and you - our readers! I know that with

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Wishing you all health, happiness, and abundance.

Greg Griffin, Publisher ON THE COVER

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INSIDE THE ISSUE APRIL 2020

FEATURES 14 A Guide to Composting Create rich soil for your garden and plants in the comfort of your own home

18 WestStandard Architecture “Green Design” in Denver

28 Toxic Free Beauty “Clean” Beauty Products that are good for your skin and the environment

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30 Meatless Monday Recipe Loaded Veggie Stir-Fry

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

12

Around Town

14 DIY 18

Locally Owned

22 Healthy Lifestyle 28 Trend Setter 30 Culinary Creations 33 Realty Report 34 Financial Buzz


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GOOD TIMES

Downtown Denver Lifestyle Magazine Launch Party The beautiful showroom at Precision Homes was the site of Downtown Denver Lifestyle's Launch Party. Publisher Greg Griffin hosted friends, advertisers, and community members at the festive event.  Attendees were treated to delicious bites provided by Lombardi Brothers Meats and prepared by Chef Andrew Forlines from Mountain High Appliance. Microbrew beer tasting was courtesy of Bruz Beer with wine and champagne from Argonaut Liquors. 

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GOOD TIMES 1.

61st Annual Colorado Garden and Home Show More than 650 companies packed the Colorado Convention Center in February to introduce new technologies in landscaping, gardening, energy-efficient heating and cooling products, window treatments, and siding and flooring products to home improvement enthusiasts. The show also featured 40 free educational seminars and how-to demonstrations on topics including “Designing your space for improved health and mood.” More info available: www.ColoradoGardenFoundation.org.

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AROUND TOWN

SLIFER SMITH & FRAMPTON REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD Slifer Smith & Frampton — Denver was honored as one of Denver’s top real estate brokerages at the Denver Metro Association of Realtors’ (DMAR) annual Excellence Awards on Thursday, March 5th, 2020. DMAR presents awards every year in recognition of brokers, teams, and brokerages who go above and beyond and have established exceptionally high standards for excellence in the industry. Slifer Denver was proudly recognized as the #1 Top Office for both sales production and number of transactions in 2019 for brokerages with 11-35 agents, representing nearly $317M in sales volume

satisfy diners of all ages at the cheesiest fundraiser

and 444 transactions. This recognition coincides

in town. Proceed's benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination

with the opening of Slifer’s second office in the base

Library, a book gifting program that mails free,

of The Coloradan and the celebration of their 20th

high-quality books to children from birth until they

year in local business here in Downtown Denver.

begin kindergarten at no cost to their families.

A NEW GARDENER BOOT CAMP EVENING SERIES Join us for an evening packed with answers to

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all your gardening questions. Get started on the right foot this year with our best beginner classes, carefully designed to equip you with all the tools you need to master that garden once and for all! Classes include: Garden Planning 101, Soils 101, Beginning Vegetable Gardening, Annuals and Perennials for Color in the Garden. Denver Botanic Gardens April 20 and 22, 6-9 p.m. $80, $60 member

RENEWABLE ENERGY: A CELEBRATION OF EARTH DAY Energy from renewable sources (solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, etc.) is an important part of the future of energy in the U.S. and the world. The issues involved are complex, involving technical challenges, economic issues, as well as environmental, political and social factors. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with Active Minds as we survey the current state of renewable energy and look at the various forces that will influence how these resources will evolve in the future. Denver Public Library Saturday, April 11th: 1-2 pm

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DIY

A GUIDE TO COMPOSTING

A STEP BY STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO COMPOSTE

ARTICLE RICHA MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY JEFF FIERBERG

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A WAY TO RECYCLE YOUR VEGGIE SCRAPS AND BANANA PEELS? Composting is becoming a popular option for recycling decomposed organic materials.  Compost is often made up of tree leaves, grass clippings, vegetable scraps, black and white newspaper and shredded twigs and is used to enhance the soil in your garden or lawn. Compost is the result of organic matter decomposing with the aid of water, oxygen, invertebrate organisms like slugs and bugs, and microorganisms.  Compost is a soil enhancer and requires a balanced “green to brown” ratio.  The green compost that comes from vegetable scraps provide the nitrogen while the brown compost that comes from newspaper and dry leaves provides the carbon for your soil.  It is recommended to have double the brown compost to green for optimal conditions of decomposition.   Here are some steps to follow if you want to reduce waste and create a rich soil for your plants and garden.

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5 TIPS FOR COMPOSTING

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. COMPOST THINGS LIKE: GET A BIN

If you are composting in your kitchen, get a metal or

plastic bin to hold all of your food scraps. The size of the bin depends on how much you compost.  Larger see-

through mesh wire bins are recommended for outdoor compost materials. Keep a lid on your compost pile.  WHAT STAYS OUT OF THE COMPOST BIN

Do not put animal waste in your bin. Also avoid greasy food scraps and dairy products.

WHEN IS COMPOST READY TO USE?

Compost is ready to use when the appearance is dark grown and smells “earthy.” The texture should be crumbly.  With regular care and maintenance, it takes around 1-2 months for your waste to compost.  HOW TO USE COMPOST

Spread compost on top of your soil or lawn as a soil

enhancement. Sprinkle in your garden beds or add to the soil of your potted plants.  When mixed with topsoil,

compost allows water drainage with heavy soil and water retention with sandy soil.

BENEFITS OF COMPOSTING

Composting generally takes less than ten minutes to do per week and helps the environment by reducing household waste. You are also creating a rich soil that your plants and garden will thrive in.

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DIY (CONTINUED)

STEP BY STEP COMPOSTING GUIDE STEP 1: Lay sticks at the bottom of your compost bin. Add the brown layer first as your compost foundation.  Next, add a layer of green compost.  Add topsoil and water all of the layers.  Repeat steps until pile is around 3 feet high.  The top layer of the compost pile should always be brown. Cover with a lid. STEP 2:  Aerate your pile throughout the entire composting process. Air helps speed up the composition of your organic waste.  STEP 3:  Keep an eye on your compost pile and once the waste ingredients are no longer recognizable, add to your garden soil. Your “black gold” compost will fertilize plants, lawn, or garden.

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LOCALLY OWNED

WestStandard Architecture

BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES IN THE DENVER AREA

ARTICLE RICHA MITCHELL

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“GREEN DESIGN” IS A PRACTICE THAT

Critical,

IS CHANGING THE WAY HOMES AND

Hospitality, Senior Housing, Single and

BUILDINGS ARE BUILT IN THE DENVER

Multi-Family Housing.”

Aviation,

Mixed-Use,

Energy,

AREA. WestStandard Architecture is a full

The firm is dedicated to providing quality

service Architectural, Interior and Services

design and project delivery while remain-

firm that incorporates sustainable practices

ing good stewards of the environment

in their design and construction methods.

and bottom lines. This includes designing

Derek Soule of WestStandard tells us more

homes that meet Colorado energy efficiency

about his firm and it’s efforts to build homes

requirements.   In 2007, Colorado passed a

and buildings with the environment in mind.

law requiring Xcel Energy and other for-profit

utilities to launch energy savings programs

ABOUT WESTSTANDARD

that reduce energy waste. Since then, for-

“WestStandard started out as my side

profit utilities like Xcel Energy have reduced

hustle but has evolved into a multidisci-

electricity use by more than 1.6 billion kWh

plinary firm focused on using architecture,

per year. That's equivalent to the electricity

interiors and planning to improve the archi-

use of 210,000 typical homes.

tectural habitat for owners and building

“Every new home in Colorado has to

occupants,” Derek tells us. “Practice areas

meet energy efficiency requirements as a

include Planning, Workplace, Retail, Mission

baseline. One common misconception is

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LOCALLY OWNED (CONTINUED)

that these energy-efficient requirements restrict what is possible

HOW CAN I MAKE MY HOME MORE ECO-FRIENDLY?

in a homes design. This couldn't be farther from the truth,” Derek

There are many things you can do to make your home eco-friendly.

says. “The StormShadow house we did in Golden, the clients were

Derek says reducing your carbon footprint and water conservation

adamant that they wanted a ton of glass so that they could take

are the two main aspects of a homes design that will truly make an

advantage of a panoramic view that extended from the nearby front

eco-friendly house. “Energy efficiency used to be the universal defi-

range all the way to the plains that extended beyond downtown

nition of a green or eco-friendly home. I would argue now reducing

Denver. Energy requirements prescriptively require a maximum of

a home's carbon footprint is more of a priority for the environment,"

40% glazing per exterior wall typically. To achieve the amount of

Derek says. "I am a strong advocate for the use of solar, home batter-

glazing the client wanted, we used an energy model that allowed

ies and electric heating and cooling systems used in conjunction. The

us to specify enhanced specifications for the glazing and provide

less we can all rely on fossil fuels for heating and energy the better. It's

additional insulation at key assemblies to meet the energy-efficient

easier than you think for a homeowner to knock their home's annual

requirements. Not only were we able to meet the requirements we

carbon footprint down close to zero. Water conservation is already a

were able to present options that ranged from meeting the require-

hot topic when discussing growth in Colorado and Denver. There is a

ments to exceeding them by being 20% more efficient.”

finite amount of water in our drought-prone state and a finite amount

Energy efficiency means reducing the amount of energy that you

of legal rights to this water that local jurisdictions bid against one

need to perform a particular task. When you practice energy effi-

another for. Water and tap fees are already affecting the affordability

ciency, you increase or maintain your level of service, but you decrease

of a home in Denver and could cap future growth at our present rate

the energy used to provide that service through efficient technologies.

of development. So any steps we can take now by reducing irrigation

Examples include: ENERGY STAR appliances, better insulation

and using more efficient fixtures will only help Denver in the future.”

for buildings, more efficient windows, high-efficiency air conditioning equipment, and upgrading your light bulbs from incandes-

For more information on home design and how to make your home

cent to LED bulbs.

energy efficient, visit WestStandard at www.weststandard.com.

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“ENERGY EFFICIENCY USED TO BE THE UNIVERSAL DEFINITION OF A GREEN OR ECOFRIENDLY HOME. I WOULD ARGUE NOW REDUCING A HOME’S CARBON FOOTPRINT IS MORE OF A PRIORIT Y FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.” StormShadow House in Golden

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

body + soul

NOURISH your

UNDERSTAND WHAT’S IN YOUR FOOD FOR MINDFUL EATING

ARTICLE HAYLEY HYER

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T H I N K O U T S I D E T H E S C A L E . T R Y TA K I N G N O T E OF HOW YOUR FOOD MAKES YOU FEEL AFTER Y O U E AT I T. I T ’ S E A S I E R T O M A K E H E A LT H Y CHOICES WHEN YOU CAN FEEL THE DIFFERENCE!

nutrition MINDFUL EATING MEANS KNOWING WHAT IS IN YOUR FOOD, HOW IT IS AFFECTING YOUR BODY AND TAKING THE TIME TO FULLY APPRECIATE THE NUTRIENTS AND FLAVORS YOU ARE TAKING IN. Whether or not you are trying to lose, gain or maintain weight, reading labels and understanding nutrition facts will help you make better choices for your body and ultimately feel better in your day-to-day.

PROTEINS Protein makes you feel full longer. If you eat a meal with little protein, you’ll feel hungry again pretty quickly, and it can be discouraging. But you don’t have to eat a huge steak to get enough protein. You can find it in cheese, nuts, seeds, spinach, eggs, avocados, broccoli, hummus, lentils—the list goes on and on! Mindful eating means taking note of how hungry you feel and eating enough protein to satisfy that hunger in a way that will last.

C A R B O H Y D R AT E S Carbohydrates are not your enemy. But, it is important to pay attention to how you feel when you eat them. If you eat a lot of carbs in one sitting, it can cause your blood sugar to spike, and when it drops back down, you can feel lethargic and maybe even irritable. By spreading your carbohydrate intake throughout your day and always pairing it with a protein, you can help your body regulate your blood sugar more effectively and feel more alert all day long.

F AT S Fats also help slow carbohydrates down so they don’t instantly turn into sugar in your bloodstream. Fats are important for energy, and it’s especially important to eat the right kinds of fats for your brain. For better concentration and memory, try to incorporate foods like salmon, avocados, nuts, seeds and olive oil. CONTINUED >

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE (CONTINUED) While nutritionists can recommend average nutrient intake percentages for a population, those might not be entirely accurate for your body and what you need. If you don’t enjoy calculating and counting

read

labels

every single gram you eat, you can just start with the recommended guidelines and make adjustments based on how you feel each day. If you are groggy and sluggish mid-day, look at how many carbohydrates you had in your lunch and see if you want to change anything about your lunch tomorrow. Here’s how to read nutrition labels so you can better keep track and know what you are eating.

Serving sizes can be confusing if you don’t know what an ounce of that food looks like. Look at “Servings Per

The number of calories per

Container” and divide that

serving doesn’t mean that’s

container into however many

how many calories you should

portions it says. Now you know

eat at a time. It’s just telling you

that the nutrition facts on the

how many are in that particular

label will be accurate for every portion you separated out.

food. If you are eating a package of nuts as a snack, and you are not eating anything else with it, you may need a couple of packages to eat as many calories as you want for that snack. It’s not wrong to eat multiple servings! Focus on what your body needs.

You need a variety of vitamins in your day, so check the percentages and make sure you are getting lots of different nutrients. Vitamin C is great, but it is possible to have too much Vitamin C and neglect Vitamin A. Calcium and iron are important for strength and to avoid injuries, so make sure you get enough of those each day as well. An easy trick is to try eating a vegetable of every color each day.

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Carbohydrates are broken down by dietary fiber and sugar. To feel fuller longer and to have a clear mind and avoid getting foggy, choose carbohydrates, such as wild rice, that have more dietary fiber and less sugar.


YOU CAN SEARCH FOR A NUTRIE N T C A L C U L AT O R O N L I N E T O FIND OUT HOW MUCH PROTEIN, C A R B O H Y D R AT E S A N D F AT S Y O U S H O U L D B E E AT I N G I N A D AY FOR YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS.

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE (CONTINUED)

S I T D O W N T O E AT A S O F T E N A S Y O U C A N . A L L O W Y O U R S E L F T H E F U L L M E A L E X P E R I E N C E T O TA S T E A L L O F Y O U R F O O D . Y O U W I L L F E E L M O R E S AT I S F I E D , A N D Y O U R B O D Y W I L L D I G E S T Y O U R F O O D E A S I E R S O Y O U D O N ’ T H AV E A N U P S E T S T O M A C H L AT E R .

You are the best expert of you, and you get to make all of the final decisions for your body. Do your research, get all of the info that you can and then decide how you want to divide up your nutrition each day. One of the most effective things you can do is keep a log of your moods, how your skin looks, how your hair feels, your water intake and your energy levels. While your fitness goals are important, how you feel each day is so much more important. It’s easy to lose weight by dramatically cutting calories, but that can leave you feeling irritable with low energy, and it’s ultimately not worth it. Take care of yourself and think about how the choices you make will affect your health in the long run. And never forget that you are enough, just the way you are.

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WHAT YOU PUT ON YOUR BODY IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT YOU PUT IN YOUR BODY. That’s why non-toxic “clean” beauty products are taking over the skincare and cosmetic industry. From nail polish removers to hydrating face serums, you can find almost any beauty product that boasts all-natural ingredients. So what does it mean to be “clean?”  Clean beauty products use organic natural plant-based ingredients and do not contain harsh chemicals, artificial fragrances, or heavy metals.  “Clean” products absorb into your skin more quickly and are gentle on your skin. 

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Get the perfect sheer tint on your lips with this juicy crayon created with a delicious combo of coconut oil, Make Your Own Lip Scrub

murumuru and shea butter. 100% PURE FLAWLESS FACE FOUNDATION: A powder foundation-formula that contains chamomile, calendula, and rose to calm down any redness and absorb oil at the same time. MAKE YOUR OWN MASK Beat the Colorado dry weather with this hydrating do-it-yourself face mask using all natural ingredients 1. Combine one egg yolk, one tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of olive oil and half a cup of oatmeal. 2. Stir completely, then apply mixture to your face for 15-20 minutes. 3. Rinse with lukewarm water. Do your normal skincare routine after you rinse off the mask. MAKE YOUR OWN LIP SCRUB Gently remove dead skin cells off your lips with this easy natural lip scrub Ingredients: + 2 tablespoons Sugar + 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil + ½ teaspoon Organic Honey + A drop of your favorite essential oil Directions: Mix all ingredients in an airtight container and use when needed to exfoliate lips.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

meatless monday recipe LOADED VEGGIE STIR-FRY

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ARTICLE RICHA MITCHELL MEATLESS MONDAY’S STARTED AS A TREND IN 2003 AND IS STILL GOING STRONG TODAY. The goal is to cut out meat on Monday’s, promoting the consumption of only fruits and veggies to start the week. Why go meatless? Reducing meat consumption once  a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.

veggie loaded stir-fry INGREDIENTS + 2 cloves of Garlic, finely cut + 1 tablespoon chopped Ginger Root, finely cut + 1 tablespoon Cornstarch + 3 tablespoons water + 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce + 1 cup Carrots, diced + 1 cup Broccoli, cut into florets + 1 cup Bok Choy, cut into bite size pieces + ½ cup Edamame + ½ Onion + Green Onion to garnish, sliced diagonal DIRECTIONS + Combine cornstarch and water, set aside + Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a wok or skillet over medium heat + Add ginger and all vegetables to the skillet + Stir constantly. Add garlic 2 minutes after adding veggies + Cook veggies for about 3-4 minutes.  The vegetables should be crisp yet slightly tender + Add soy sauce and cornstarch mixture. Stir for one minute.  Add salt and pepper to taste. + Garnish with green onion *Recommendations:  + Add as many veggies to this dish as you like.  Tastes great with mushrooms, tofu, and soba noodles. + Add a kick to this dish by adding ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes or chili oil.  A splash of toasted sesame oil also adds a punch of flavor.   

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REALTY REPORT REALTY REPORT NEIGHBORHOOD

DOWNTOWN DENVER

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

1441 Wazee Street #401

$2,500,000.00

$2,350,000.00

94%

159

3

4

1764 Blake Street 1750 Wewatta Street #1724 891 14th Street #3701 1690 Bassett Street #8 1750 Wewatta Street #934 891 14th Street #3408 1512 Larimer Street #39 1750 Wewatta Street #1000 891 14th Street #1408 1750 Wewatta Street #700 1700 Bassett Street #1111 1750 Wewatta Street #638 2001 Lincoln Street #1413 1750 Wewatta Street #1325 891 14th Street #4014 1020 15th Street #218 891 14th Street #2115 891 14th Street Unit# 1215 1700 Bassett Street #704 1625 Larimer Street Unit# 3204 1750 Wewatta Street Unit# 1026 1401 Wewatta Street Unit# 602 1020 15th Street Unit# 39L 1617 California Street Unit# 2E

$1,495,000.00 $1,275,000.00 $1,225,000.00 $1,200,000.00 $1,120,000.00 $920,000.00 $875,000.00 $785,000.00 $739,000.00 $735,000.00 $710,000.00 $610,000.00 $627,000.00 $589,900.00 $555,000.00 $469,000.00 $449,900.00 $469,000.00 $439,000.00 $425,000.00 $450,000.00 $445,000.00 $374,000.00 $450,000.00

$1,395,000.00 $1,275,000.00 $1,225,000.00 $1,175,000.00 $1,110,000.00 $950,000.00 $814,500.00 $785,000.00 $729,500.00 $725,000.00 $710,000.00 $615,000.00 $610,000.00 $583,500.00 $549,000.00 $450,000.00 $435,000.00 $425,000.00 $432,000.00 $410,000.00 $410,000.00 $405,000.00 $350,000.00 $343,000.00

93% 100% 100% 98% 99% 103% 96% 100% 99% 94% 100% 101% 97% 99% 95% 96% 91% 91% 98% 96% 91% 91% 94% 76%

200 0 0 27 89 156 127 0 46 202 0 20 110 11 111 0 90 73 111 118 177 64 141 87

1 2 2 2 2 2 3 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1

2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2

This data is a sampling of sold properties from the previous month. Source: MLS system.

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FINANCIAL BUZZ

paperless billing TIPS ON HOW TO GO PAPERLESS ARTICLE RICHA MITCHELL Rajiv Giri, President, Webcapacity Inc.

PAPERLESS BILLING Looking for a great way to cut clutter and help the environment? 

at all times securely through your financial insti-

Consider enrolling in paperless  statements and billing from your

tution. Rajiv Giri, President of webcapacity.com,

bank, credit card company, and other businesses. Not only does

offers some helpful tips on how to get started

this form of communication help the environment, it is also con-

on paperless billing.

sidered a more secure way to access financial information. When your sensitive financial information is mailed to you, it leaves open

TIPS ON GOING PAPERLESS

opportunities for mail theft. Also, when you throw your bill away, a thief could easily obtain your paperwork and use it illegally.  If you

tip 1 Open your online statements every month

go paperless, all of your financial information will be easy to access

and save them in a secure folder on your computer or device for easy access. This way you can easily look up charges without signing into an account.

tip 2 Sign up for auto-pay for bills and keep track of payments on a spreadsheet so that you can easily look up account balances and payment dates.

tip 3 Make sure your computer is secure.  And don’t forget to change your passwords regularly.  Some tips to make your password strong include: make your password long, use numbers, symbols, uppercase and lowercase letters, and never use the same password twice.

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