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Map your way to Food, Fun and Frightening Experiences

by Eric Glassoff

Boring destinations maps have transformed into specialized purpose maps - Google calls them custom maps. Anyone can make them. All it takes is a little imagination, time and a special purpose. Here are the most interesting ones I’ve come across to date.

The Haunted Houses in New England map points you to where you can have the scary experience that appeals to you and is age appropriate.    

This really IS a “super cool” map of the best restaurants near each T stop in Boston. It was created by Thrillist Boston. I do agree, they could have done a better job selecting local restaurants rather than a chain restaurant – Bertucci’s.


  This interactive map gives you a choice of searching by activity or crop along with location. You’ll find a place to get pumpkins, apples, eggs, vegetables and even turkeys.  There is so much information to choose from you could spend hours mapping out places for everything you’ll need for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

 

Intrigued with special purpose maps and interested in making one of your own?  Google makes it easy for you to do. Here is how to make one

 

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Dining in Boston

by Eric Glassoff

Top Chef Season 12 – Top Chef Goes to Boston, currently airing on the BRAVO channel, feature’s a chef from Coolidge Corner’s – Regal Beagle. Filming took place in Boston during the late spring and early summer.  Why did the producers decide Boston was a good place to film this season? Based on an article from the Boston Globe, Boston offers a unique landscape of culture and locations to challenge the chef competitors; creating dishes and dining experiences outside of their creative comfort zones. Even though you may have missed out being one of the shows guest diners, you can still experience a wide variety of delicious cuisines and culinary experiences in Boston.

 

Stacy Cogswell, executive chef of The Regal Beagle in Brookline.

If you are looking for a dining experience based on your location, cuisine, cocktails and type of restaurant in Boston or another city/town in Massachusetts, The Mass Restaurant Association will help you narrow down your selections quickly and easily.

The Boston version of EATER, gives the “restaurant obsessed” a place to get their fix on what is hot in Boston and what is being recommended by their featured “highly elite” of restaurant goers.

 

The “ultimate guide to Boston dining” can be found at Where to Eat Boston.  The best places to drink and dine are listed by neighborhood. You’ll even get a history lesson about each locale.  

 

Boston Online Magazine features Boston’s chefs, news, reviews, openings and trends. If you are a foodie, you’ll want to spend some time discovering the most recent trending foods in Boston.

 

Bon Appetite!

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Interesting Links - Real Estate, Homes, Communities, Cities

by Eric Glassoff

Over the past few weeks, I’ve come across several interesting links about cities, communities, real estate and unique homes. Each one contains such a great deal of information along with beautiful photography; so I’m listing them all in one place. If you are looking to re-locate or just want to dream about the possibilities of where you could re-locate or live, these links will give you many great insights, ideas and information. I’ve highlighted the links which contain information about New England and the Greater Boston area.

1. Ten of the Healthiest Places to Live - Boston IS one of the healthiest!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/06/healthiest-places-to-live-in-america_n_5648452.html

Boston Skyline

 

 

 

 

 


2. Best Cities for Work Life Balance

 http://onforb.es/1stz5cx



3. Top Ten States for Foreclosures - http://on-msn.com/1uwotLd


4. Tiny Homes – Small but big on style and comfort​

http://on.mash.to/1r0GIe6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5. Glass Houses for Sale - Every room was a phenomenal view!

http://realestate.msn.com/10-of-the-best-glass-houses-for-sale

 


6. Best Places to Live for your Lifestyle - Brookline made this list!

http://bestplaces.coldwellbanker.com/best-places-to-live/


7. Snobbiest Small Cities – Don’t be fooled by the title. Take a look at the criteria used to construct the list.

http://bit.ly/V8xQUJ


8. Tiny Lake Houses

http://realestate.msn.com/10-tiny-lakehouses?ocid=vt_fbmsnre


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Why Can't I Find a Home to Purchase?

by Eric Glassoff

Why can’t I find a home to purchase within my price range?

Why are there so few homes listed on the market than there was a year ago?

Over the last few months, I’ve been asked this question a number of times. The answer is a difficult one. Many variables are contributing to the near record low inventory of homes for sale. Here are just a few:

1. In some areas fewer foreclosures are available. There are less distressed properties available for investors.

2. Many of the homes that would normally be available for buyers are being used as investment property, because the rents being paid are better than the banks interest rates.      

3. Constructions levels of new homes are at an all-time 50 year low.  There are not enough new homes being built to meet the demands of the buyers.

4. Many buyers who want to trade up cannot find homes that meet their needs or their budget, due to an escalation of asking prices.

5. In some areas there are still a lot of foreclosures, which are not a good fit for first time home buyers or buyers who are wanting to trade up.

The good news is:

1. Many experts are speculating that there will be an increase in new home construction taking place in the second half of the year, continuing on into the next year. Increased inventory of new homes will entice people to make a trade up purchase; allowing them to feel more comfortable about putting their home up for sale.

2. Low inventory pushes prices to rise. Many of the homes that had depreciated are now worth more, enticing their owners to sell.

Since the landscape of the real estate market is always changing, contact me so that I can give you the most up-to-date information on buying and selling property in Brookline, the Back Bay, Newton and the greater Boston area.      

Discover Greater Boston This Weekend!

by Eric Glassoff

One of the things I enjoy about being a Greater Boston Real Estate agent is helping other discover what makes Boston, Newton, Brookline or any of the surrounding areas such a great place to live.  Each community has its own style and unique offerings, but they have a common historic backdrop that brings a sense of the rich heritage of our country.

 

My goal is to, not only bring you great real estate tips and current Greater Boston Real Estate market information, but to help you discover the lifestyle of Greater Boston.  Whether you have lived in the Greater Boston area for some time or are relocating to Boston, Brookline or Newton; you’ll find endless restaurants, shops, places to enjoy local musicians and art and much more.   

 

Looking for a way to soak in Greater Boston history this weekend?  There are a few ways to learn more about the area whether you’re a long time resident or thinking about moving to this great town.  Take a look!

 

Bicycle Day

Larz Anderson Auto Museum

15 Newton St, Brookline

www.larzanderson.org

 

Saturday, August 20 from 9am-2pm

 

The carriage house of Larz Anderson, who was a former ambassador, has been transformed into one of the country’s top museums for car collections.  During their years of marriage, Larz and his wife Isabel, traveled the world and bought 32 new motorcars which are rotated on display throughout the year.  This Saturday’s events will highlight vintage bikes as well as high tech bikes that you won’t want to miss!  Enjoy this historic site as well as a unique display of old and new bicycles!

 

Faces & Places:  Mid-19th-Century Boston Selections from Art Collections of the Boston Athenaeum

The Boston Athenaeum

10 Beacon St, Boston

www.bostonathenaeum.org/

 

Saturday, August 20 from 9am-3:30pm

 

Celebrate Boston’s past at the stunning Boston Athenaeum!  The current Faces & Places art collection features paintings, works on paper, sculptures and artifacts that tell Boston’s vibrant story in the mid-19th-century.  You’ll discover the rich history of Boston as well as stepping inside one of Boston’s greatest landmarks.  The Boston Athenaeum is a members only library with over 5,000 members from around the globe.  This 10 story structure was built in 1859 although the library has been in existence since 1807.  The first floor is open to the general public while members can take part in special events and lectures throughout the year.  If you’ve never stepped inside The Boston Athenaeum, this weekend is a great time to do so!  You’ll find yourself instantly immersed in the history that has made Boston what it is today.

 

I hope you take advantage of one, or both, of these events this coming weekend as they’ll be a great way for you to uncover the history of Boston.  Of course this is just a highlight of things to do, see and enjoy this weekend in Greater Boston as this city has much to offer.

 

If you have questions about living in Boston, Brookline, Newton or any of the other Greater Boston areas; please let me know!  I’d be happy to answer your questions, show you around and give you insight into the Greater Boston Real Estate market

 

Please feel free to contact me anytime as I would enjoy helping you find your Greater Boston home!

 

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