Home Improvements; Master Bedroom Suite ~ Add On or Bust Through?

Home Improvements on Creating a Master Bedroom Suite ~ Add On or Bust Through?

Creating a Wonderful Master Bedroom Suite…..

Creating a Master Bedroom Suite!

Going from “master bedroom” to “Master Bedroom Suite” has become one of the most popular home remodeling projects in recent years.

Here’s what to do, and what NOT to do, when taking on this booming bedroom project.

Most newer homes are built with master suites.Older homes require extra space for expanding and remodeling a master bedroom. If you have an older home and considering giving up an adjacent bedroom to find the space,  Remember that more bedrooms mean Higher Value of your home and think carefully before reducing the total number of bedrooms in your home.  “If you have a three-bedroom home and merge two of those rooms to create your master suite, you may severely limit the marketability and general appeal of the home,” says appraisal expert Dr. Donald Moliver, director of the Kislak Real Estate Institute at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. So, the What not to do is to not loose a bedroom to make your Mast Bedroom Suite bigger!

An addition has it’s reward by giving you more Suare footage, but also costs more and takes more time.

You can expand your Castle or make better use of the space you already have to create your Master Bedroom Suite!

Your Master Bedroom Suite will consist of a Sparkling Bathroom, Great Closet space and Wonderful sleeping Space!

This Kind of Home Improvement adds Value to you and to your home!

For all your Real Estate needs, please reach out to Bob Idakaar via email at Bob@BobsHomes.net or 973-713-2377

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Some ideas by Home improvement evangelist Tom Kraeutler     from the Money Pit

 

Some Great Warm Winter Home Tips!

Winter Warm Tips! Is your Home not as Warm in these Winter months? Well….The space under a door is kind of necessary if you want to open it, but it’s a fairly obvious way for heat to escape one room and float into unheated areas where it isn’t necessary. Dodge the draft (under your door)

Draft dodgers are the slightly pun-ish name for cloth or insulation stoppers that fit the space under a door, but still allow the door to open with relative ease. The Cool Tools blog points to a neat “Twin Draft Stopper” that runs about $10, is easily adjustable for most any door, and is machine-washable, to boot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lock down your windows…

In every home, there’s a trade-off between visibility and insulation happening around each window. If you’re stuck in an apartment with windows older than your parents, we’ll suggest a few options, depending on what you’re hoping for in looks and permanence.

The quickest, cheapest, yet still effective solution for windows you don’t need to look beautiful is a bubblewrap application, as detailed by Build It Solar. You’ll only need water and some tape to affix the fun-to-pop stuff to a window, it still lets light through, and it’s surprisingly good at putting hundreds of little pockets of air between your warm room and the cold window surface.

 

 

 

Some Great WARM Winter Home Tips from www.BobsHomes.net

What simple Winter Warm Tips did we miss? We skipped the skeptical stuff, like shrink-sealing window plastic, the mostly impractical stuff anyone?), and the obvious stuff (“Don’t leave your door open!”), but we’re open to more suggestions in the comments.

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What the 2018 housing market will bring

What the 2018 housing market will bring ~

Because the tax bill was passed after the real estate entities put out their 2018 forecasts, their projections below don’t include what impact, if any, several provisions in the bill — such as the caps on the mortgage interest and property tax deductions — will have on the market. Some experts are anticipating prices won’t rise nearly as fast because of the new law. Others say it will help first-time home buyers enter the market.

Here is a brief roundup of their forecasts and what they expect the major trends to be in the coming year:

National Association of Realtors  predicts home prices will rise about 5 percent in 2018. “Low supply is pushing prices higher. The Good news is Home prices are predicted to continue to improve.

The biggest impediment to sales is the shortage of supply in relation to overall demand. The lagging pace of new-home construction in recent years is further creating a logjam in housing turnover. “The lack of inventory has pushed up home prices by 48 percent from the low point in 2011, while wage growth over the same period has been only 15 percent.

The National Association of Realtors anticipate that mortgage rates will gradually climb with the 30-year fixed-rate average reaching 4.5 percent by the end of 2018.

Entry-level homes will continue to see price gains because of the large number of buyers and limited number of homes for sale. With few houses on the market, homes will sell faster than ever.

Home prices will continue to rise but at a more modest pace. Zillow company surveyed 100 economists and housing experts who projected prices to increase 4.1 percent in 2018.

Mortgage Bankers Association predicts mortgage rates will slightly increase in the coming year “As far as rates are concerned, 10-year Treasury yields are forecast to increase in 2018, The MBA estimate that mortgage rates will reach the 5.0 percent level by the middle of 2018, but rising only slightly beyond that to average 5.3 percent in 2020.”

Mortgage applications will be fueled by purchases rather than refinances in the coming years.

“Our forecast for 2018 is that we will see continued growth in the Housing Market.

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