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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Real Estate

Wiping The Slate Clean

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year has many stark contrasts to the start of the American New Year. One common similarity between the two however, might be in the area of “New Year’s Resolutions” where individuals look to improve certain matters of consequence that have otherwise eluded them in the previous year. For those of

Follow Zeevyah Benoff’s Path From Lawyer to Realtor

To say that Zeevyah Benoff knows Bergen County well would be an understatement. Though born in Manhattan, Zeevyah moved to Teaneck when she was 10 years old. She attended Frisch, davened at The Jewish Center and, after she got married and had her first child, she and her husband, Ari Stein, bought a house in Teaneck. Today she has

Cleared to Close

Those are the sweetest words borrowers can hear when they’re looking forward to closing on a new home, or when they want to refinance their mortgage to obtain additional cash or lower their monthly payments.

So how do you get to the “end goal,” to the “finish line” otherwise known in

Four Things to Consider When Choosing Siding

(BPT) Selecting new siding is one of the most important curb appeal decisions homeowners face when building new or remodeling an existing home. With so many options - both classic and modern materials - there’s a lot to consider.

Many manufacturers are now combining traditional styles

Value: Beware Seasonal Changes

Hard to get back into your routine? This summer was especially monumental with the excitement of the eclipse, which happens in the US once every 37 years. Certainly for those people worried about what is transpiring around us, on both an environmental and a political level, it was a nice respite to enjoy our skies mid-summer and to

Three New Considerations When Choosing Your Next Garage Door

(BPT) If you’re buying a garage door this fall, you’ll be faced with several decisions that you likely never had to make before. Before you call your local garage door dealer to make that purchase, here are some of the new decisions that you need to face.

The Design Decision

Remember the old adage that the front door is the most

Your September Home Checklist

From the first days, which probably still feel like summer, to the last, when you may notice that first chill in the air, September is a time of transition. Get your home ready for the season ahead by ticking off these to-dos, from adding cozy layers to scheduling necessary maintenance — and then curl up in your favorite chair

Inspiration in a Garage

On Tu B’Av—the holiday of love—I was in a small Talpiot, Jerusalem alley lined with automobile repair shops, when I was invited to join a Mincha (afternoon prayer) service. The prayers took place in a tiny office behind one of the garages, filled with a quorum of mechanics, replete with oil-stained hands and grime under their fingernails. Some men had

Home Is Where the Heart Is

This Sunday was supposed to be a Sunday, like most others. A little work, a little relaxing, a little time at the community carnival, and hanging out with the family... Much to my chagrin, I received an early morning phone call from my sister to say that my Aunt had passed away in her sleep that night. About a year ago, my Aunt had suffered a minor

Real Estate

The Chish Nofei / Ramat Givat Zeev team at this past Sunday’s real estate event at Cong. Keter Torah. 8 homes and apartments were sold over the course of the successful daylong event and the team is looking forward to coming back to the NJ area and garnering more sales in the future. If you missed them this past Sunday, contact them at: [email protected] or

My Customer Said ‘No’ But His Body Language Said ‘Yes’

A few years ago, I put my car up for sale with a “For Sale” sign on the back window and an ad on Craigslist. I had sold things through classified ads before but this time was different.

In all the previous instances I couldn’t tell nervousness from excitement and I wouldn’t have known

Refinancing Your Construction Loan

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”—Benjamin Franklin

There are many aspects of life to which this saying applies, but few as much as the purchase of a home and even more so a major renovation. Without a concrete plan of financing your construction you may have to stop construction in the middle of the