15 Minutes to a More Beautiful (and Valuable) Neighborhood!

Hello Neighbors!

Here it is, the start of 2015, and many of us have been thinking about new year’s resolutions, or just general things we’d like to take care of this year.  One thing you may have been thinking about is your home and our neighborhood.  Well, here’s some inspiration to help put those thoughts into action:

Did you know that a nearby property’s overgrown weeds, peeling paint, or clutter can knock 5 to 10% off the sale price of your home?!*  With just a little work we can all help beautify the neighborhood, and increase our property values!

If you’re like me (the Webmaster), it might bug you a bit to see weeds and litter in the neighborhood (especially when you know you’d never litter yourself).  You might also feel like you shouldn’t have to pick up other people’s trash or help your neighbor pull weeds. We hear you.  But, if we all put those thoughts aside, we could get a long way towards keeping our neighborhood clean and increase our own homes’ values to boot!   (By the way, those of you out there picking up trash – your neighbors see you and appreciate you!!!)

Do you have 15 minutes to spare?  Recently the trash in the arroyo at the intersection of Ouray and Ronda De Lechusas was really bugging me, so I decided I would take two gloves, one plastic bag and 15 minutes of my time and see what could be accomplished. This is the before and after of those 15 minutes:

Yuck:

 Ouray

 

Less Yuck:

Ouray3

If you have 15 minutes to spare, think about those weeds you’ve been meaning to pull or that trash along the sidewalk to the park…..together we can make a difference!

(You can report major trash and weed issues to the City by calling 3-1-1 or filling out the online form)

*Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/what-hurts-home-value-2013-5?op=1

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