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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Real Estate

Another Fed Rate Hike. Now What?!

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve unanimously raised rates 0.25%. By the time you are reading this, it will be old news. While the 25-basis point increase was expected, their statement was surprisingly hawkish. The Fed upgraded their economic outlook from ‘rising at a moderate rate’ in May to ‘Rising at a solid rate.’ They

Home Care Seminars Continue With AC/Heating and Homeowners Insurance Specialists

Buying a new home is kind of like giving birth, l’havdil. After months of anxiety and concern and last-minute unexpected challenges, finally the blessed date arrives. And then after a moment of relief and joy, the real work begins.

Understanding how to better care for your home, by extending

Tips to Upgrade Your Home Gaming Experience

(StatePoint) Whether going on an epic adventure, hunting for treasure, exploring vast wondrous lands, or playing sports, video gamers are always seeking the latest ways to create the ultimate experience at home.

Here are three ways to upgrade your home gaming tools for a more immersive

Make Your Home Unique and Elegant

(Courtesy of Unique Elegant Seating) Furnishing a room is an art that requires knowledge, taste and a strong appreciation for quality. Between oak and honey, velvet and leather, the choices astound. For over 20 years, Unique Elegant Seating has been working with customers to meet their needs, offering designer tables and chairs

Transform Your House Into an Entertaining Haven This Summer

(StatePoint) In warm weather, everything is better done outdoors -- from eating meals to entertaining guests.

In fact, 88 percent of homeowners taking on landscaping projects upgrade outdoor living elements, such as furniture and heating features, to make spending time outside more comfortable, according to the Houzz 2018 Landscaping Survey.

To

Prep Your Home for a New Addition

(BPT) Whether it’s a baby or pet, a new addition to the family calls for new, unexpected responsibilities, and is bound to come with adjustments for every member of the family. While it would be silly to guarantee zero stress for the new family environment, below are tips for a transition with more playtime and fewer headaches to help you

How Homeowners Can Prepare for Summer Storm Season

(BPT) It’s that time of year again when unwanted weather patterns like severe thunderstorms, rainstorms and tornadoes can wreak havoc on homes and businesses.

While certain areas of the country are more apt to face tornadoes, virtually everyone is at risk for heavy rain, winds and hail, which

Buying an Apartment in Israel With a Building Offense—Risk Assessment

Part I

Some time ago, Mr. Slomowitz (name and details have been changed) rushed into Epstein & Co. Law office and appealed for help. Just a few months earlier, a family member had helped this anxious buyer to purchase an apartment in Israel. Everything had been going fine until two very

Unconventional Thinking

In the aftermath of the “Great Recession,” new regulations were introduced to protect consumers and to ensure that banks fully evaluated an applicant’s “Ability to Repay” when being offered a loan. As a result, mortgage loans fell under two distinct categories of “qualified” mortgages and “non-qualified”

Products to Improve Your Home in Two Hours or Less

(BPT) The words home improvement usually conjure up images of major undertakings like tiling your bathroom or kitchen or tearing down a wall, taking hours and hours to complete the project. The fact is there are some meaningful home improvements you can do that can be accomplished in under two hours.

Five Home Buying Tips for First-Timers and Old-Timers

(BPT) Whether you are buying a home for the first time or you are just looking for an upgrade, it is never a bad idea to arm yourself with tips that can make your search go from overwhelming to enjoyable. Rather than learning the hard way about hidden expenses and difficult neighbors, there are things you can do to feel more

Try These Three Awesome Backyard Party Ideas

(StatePoint) Throwing a party and need an idea? With just a little planning, you can turn your ordinary backyard into anything you want it to be.

A Water Park

Who says you need a pool to cool off on hot days? Create a backyard water park with stations like