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Monday, May 20, 2019

Real Estate

What Kind of Business Is This?!

Home sales are on the rise. Mortgage rates are on the decline. The real estate and mortgage markets are abuzz with opportunities. Over the past few weeks, I have been fielding many inquiries from people who are looking to get into the mortgage business, and those exploring employment opportunities with our company. As I am sure

Plittman Contractors: A Hobby That Became a Business

A yeshiva high school principal and a residential contractor seem to be very different positions. But Rabbi Yaakov Plittman, who is both, finds many similarities. “As a principal, I am building boys. I look at a boy who has achieved success after mastering difficult material and I say ‘Baruch Hashem, mission

Living in Historic and Modern Jerusalem in One Location

Can one live in the heart of historic Jerusalem and at the same time be in the center of the “action” of modern Jerusalem? The answer is yes, if the location is one that encompasses both.

Such a location is the site of “Song of the Prophets,” an imaginative, new housing

Five Steps to a Healthy Spring Lawn

(BPT) After a long winter, it’s finally time to enjoy the outdoors again. For a healthy yard all season, it’s important to do a little “spring cleaning” now for a lush, green lawn. If the work seems overwhelming, projects can be accomplished over several weekends.

Here are six simple

Mortgage Rates – Made in China?!

The “Made in China” label is the most recognizable label in the world today, as a result of China’s dominant manufacturing industry. According to Wikipedia, China is the largest exporter in the world, primarily due to its relatively low manufacturing wages and capacity to export globally. Undoubtedly Chinese politics and

Get a Great Lawn in Less Time

(StatePoint) It’s no secret that your home’s exterior gets the spotlight during the summer. Once the weather warms up, neighborhoods fill with the sounds of yardwork. Expertly manicured grass and enviable curb appeal require maintenance and the right equipment.

If “old reliable” isn’t

Tackle the Disorganized Areas of Your Home

(StatePoint) While we all know that minimalism is “in” right now, thanks to Japanese cleaning guru Marie Kondo and her “Tidying Up” show on Netflix, decluttering your whole house can feel daunting.

Instead, start small with these tips for tackling the areas that tend to collect the most

Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home

(BPT) Think about how much time you and your family spend inside versus outside. From your home to the car to work and to school, it’s not uncommon that the majority of your day is spent indoors. This modern phenomenon means increased exposure to indoor air pollution. Fortunately, with a few smart, proactive steps, you can help

Good Night Moon

I was recently in Ness Ziona and wandered upon Ilan Ramon Street. Reading the street sign reminded me that, with so much focus on Israel’s recent lunar space project, it is an opportune time to focus on Israel’s first astronaut.

The Beresheet spacecraft was a private initiative, rather than

Smart Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

(BPT) Today’s first-time homebuyers face a variety of hurdles when trying to enter the real estate market. While interest rates have declined recently and there are signs that more inventory may be coming onto the market, many buyers continue to feel frustration in finding and financing a home.

Not Your Grandfather’s Home Loan: What to Know About Today’s Process

(StatePoint) In today’s world where moving fast is the norm, you may think that finding the time to apply for a home loan is about as likely as finding the time to remove your jam-packed storage room of all the objects that don’t bring you joy.

The good news is the process is

Five Books to Inspire Green Thumbs

(StatePoint) Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just getting started, it always helps to have a little guidance and inspiration.

These new books can help you perfect your gardening game:

Cacti and