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Monday, January 21, 2019

Real Estate

Government Shutdown and the Mortgage Impact

As of this writing, the government shutdown is ongoing and has surpassed the longest in history. Though only a partial shutdown, the influence on banks, credit unions and mortgage lenders across the country is slowly starting to surface. While the consequences of a shutdown are more comprehensive than the few items I will account

Make a Style Statement in Every Room of Your House

(StatePoint) Want to elevate your home décor in the new year? Whether you’re going for farmhouse style or mid-century modern décor, make a statement in every room, even the most neglected spaces.

From the laundry room to the garage, to your home gym and game room, these easy and simple ideas

Real Estate in Winter Months

Knee-deep in the cold winter months, and having our early snow disaster this past fall, we can brace ourselves for more cold weather and snowfall in the near future. Busy with living life with daily chores and responsibilities, it seems that real estate is not on everyone’s top list of interest. Even curiosity seekers wane at

Great Tips for Houseguests and Hosts

(StatePoint) Whether you’re a houseguest or a host, there are easy ways to ensure that everyone enjoys their time with family and friends. Check out these tips for an easy stay:

A Helping Hand

Hosts are often bogged down by tasks and chores. Make yourself useful. Keep areas you are using clean and offer to help around the

Ramat Givat Zeev Development Almost Complete

(Courtesy of Ramat Givat Zeev) Over 200 million NIS has been invested in the development of the most beautiful neighborhood in Israel. Over 80 percent of apartments have already been sold.

The development of Ramat Givat Zeev, with its attention to the highest possible quality of construction,

I Love My House

One of the foremost and consistent philosophies from some of the more prolific thought leaders and entrepreneurs about the passion for their profession is the notion of “doing what you love.” Often attributed to Confucius, the quote, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life,” resonates

Purchasing a Home

Buying a home can be daunting, especially if it’s your first time. Therefore, when buying a home it’s important to assemble a competent team including a real estate agent, mortgage broker, attorney and a home inspector who can work together to protect your interests. However, while all these professionals are there to work on

How to Buy on Paper

Based on reader requests, we are running a series of “how to” articles that focus on various aspects of purchasing a home in Israel.

We are involved in property sales throughout Israel, many of which are of existing homes. However, since demand for quality housing greatly outstrips supply,

My Conversation with Mr. Bob Borrower

Over the holiday break, I was speaking with a friend about the real estate market. This guy is financially savvy and has an excellent understanding of the economy. He also happens to be in the market to buy his first house. While he didn’t have “real time market stats” at his discretion, he made a compelling argument as to

Smart Homes & Security: Weighing the Vulnerabilities and Benefits of a Smart Home

While smart home technology brings an unprecedented comfort and convenience to millions of homes all over the country, many of us continue to wonder about the security risks introduced by bringing these technologies into our homes. To be very clear, these concerns are completely legitimate, and asking questions—being skeptical—is the

Approved Funding Announces Jan. 13 Home Buyer Seminar in Fair Lawn

Approved Funding, a leading privately held local mortgage banker has announced its “Educational Seminars and Workshop” series for 2019. “Approved Funding prides itself on being a community based local mortgage lender that provides ‘value’ even more than as it provides financing,” says Shmuel Shayowitz, President of

Water-Saving New Year’s Resolutions

(StatePoint) It’s that time of year to start setting New Year’s resolutions: work out more; get a new job; save money. While these are admirable goals, have you considered how your resolutions might make a bigger impact?

Protecting our water is one of the biggest challenges facing the planet, but