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Man Cave - Fan Cave

by Eric Glassoff

 

It’s that time of the year. Baseball season is heading towards the playoffs, NFL and College Football games are kicking off every weekend, and the start of the NBA and the NHL seasons are right around the corner.

If you are a BIG sports fan looking to have the ultimate fan experience in the comfort of your home, then you may be ready for a sports-themed man cave. Before you get ready to paint and decorate your favorite team's colors in your designated room, you’ll want to do a little research. This is a major home improvement decision which can impact the value of your home, your finances and the environment of your family home.


 

The resale advantages of a man cave. 

http://www.menshealth.com/living/garage/turn-any-room-man-cave

 


After you have completed your research, it’s time to design, build and decorate your man cave:

Looking at my calendar I realized it's been a few weeks since I’ve given you a list of the most interesting links I’ve come across. This month I’ve put together a list with a diverse content, a little something for everyone: home improvement, mortgage rates, staging your home, buying and selling real estate for seniors and notable Boston events.

 

Mortgage Rates


Currently rates are at a 52 week low.

http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2014/09/04/average-us-30-year-mortgage-rate-holds-steady

 

 

 

 

As summer winds down, signs are pointing to a slight drop in the rates.

http://realestate.msn.com/blogs/listed-homerefinancing.aspx?post=533d5466-2818-4448-847c-be3e406170fd&ocid=vt_twmsnre

 

 

 


 

Staging your Home

 

Staging is more than just cleaning and getting your home ready to sell. 

http://www.coldwellbanker.com/real_estate/learn/what_is_home_staging_and_how_might_it_help_sell_my_house

 

Tips on how to showcase your home’s best features.

http://www.hgtv.com/decorating-basics/15-secrets-to-selling-your-home/pictures/index.html

 


 

Home Improvement

 

Update and organize your home office.

http://www.homedit.com/11-tips-to-a-more-organized-and-stylish-home-office/

 

Doing DIY (do it yourself) projects safely and economically

http://www.coldwellbanker.com/real_estate/learn/factors_to_consider_in_diy_projects

 


 

Buying and Selling Real Estates for Seniors

 

As a senior, consider these points when it comes to buying and selling real estate

http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/real-estate/20050310b1.asp

 

Why use an SRES?

http://www.seniorsrealestate.com/why-use-sres

 


 

Notable Boston Events

 

Third Annual Brookline Day - Sunday, Sept 14. Road Races, Family Fun. Don't miss out!

http://www.brooklineday.org/
 

There will be quite a few new restaurants opening up this fall in the Boston area. Here are some great descriptions of the food they'll be serving.

http://www.zagat.com/b/boston/bostons-8-most-anticipated-fall-restaurant-openings

 


 

Have an interesting link related to events, restaurants or news in Boston?

Send it to me,and it just might end up in a future edition of "Interesting Links".

I’ll also list you as a contributor.

 

 

If you’re in the mood to do a little re-modeling, painting or upgrading at your home, you may want to make sure these renovations are adding to the value of your home.  If you are taking on these projects because you are getting ready to sell your home, that’s even more reason to make sure you are making changes that will increase your home’s value. Many times, homeowners make improvements to their residence without knowing the implications to its real-estate value. In other words—they may be busting the bank to “improve” their home without seeing any improvements in its selling price. By following these simple guidelines, you can assure that you are making smart home-improvements that will show when it’s time to sell.

The Kitchen

Functionality, space and aesthetics are the key selling points when it comes to the heart of your home. With a small budget you can upgrade the lights, cabinet door knobs and sink fixtures. Larger budgets, upgrade the cabinets by re- finishing, re-painting or replacing the doors on the cabinets. 

 

Upgrade the look of your Appliances

Buyers love to see matching appliances. It makes for a clean and cohesive look, giving your kitchen a feeling of order and symmetry. You can purchase new panels for most appliances— but before you purchase anything, take a look at the back of your appliance panels, they are usually black. If this is the color you’re looking for it won’t cost you a trip to the store.

 

Increase your Storage 

Most homes, especially older ones, never seem to have enough closets—or space within the closets—for storage. Look into purchasing a closet storage system, or go online to find companies that will help you customize your closet storage. Home Improvement retailers also carry many different types of home organizing systems for all budgets.  Most of these sites and stores have storage tips that will leave your home looking more open and organized: a memorable feature for potential home buyers.

 

Thinking of updating your home before you put it on the market? If you reside in the greater Boston area, Newton, Brookline or the Back Bay, contact me to discuss your options. I want to make sure you have all the information to make the best decisions on how to improve the value of your home.      

Eric Glassoff

Greater Boston Real Estate Expert

 

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