Monday, May 21, 2018

Real Estate

You Heard It Here First

By now, most of you are aware that the 10-year US Treasury yield has risen above 3.00%. In fact, after breaking above the psychologically significant level of 3%, it easily busted through a resistance level of 3.04% which had not been breached for many years. At the time of this writing the 10yr was hovering around the 3.10% level.

Innovative New Looks for Your Kitchen Renovation

(StatePoint) Renovating your kitchen? Think about making updates that will add beauty and functionality to one of the most important rooms in the house. Here are a few innovative new looks and ideas to consider including in your plans.

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A Voice Among the Silent

Many streets across Israel are named in memory of righteous gentiles who were sympathetic to the plight of Jews and stood up to anti-Semitism or supported the establishment of the state of Israel.

Some streets are named for world leaders who supported the creation of a Jewish homeland,

Inspiration and Ideas for Summer Gardening and Home Improvement

(StatePoint) With longer days and shorter nights come warm weather opportunities to make home and garden improvements. Become inspired to start working on projects, both indoors and out, with these new seasonal books.

Caring for Cacti

Eight Ways to ‘Accidentally’ Unapprove Your Mortgage

Even if your credit is OK, your income is enough to qualify and you have put a down payment down that works for the mortgage program, you can still be denied a mortgage. Sometimes the reason for denial is something that was avoidable, and good advice and structure could have mitigated the issue. But sometimes there is something

Bridge the Gap

Hey kid, “Ya wanna by a bridge?” Well, you may not want to buy a bridge, but you may be able to get one. A bridge loan that is. What is a bridge loan? A bridge loan is a temporary loan that allows you to borrow against your current property, which is listed for sale, in order to buy a new property, or be able to temporarily

Colorful Design Ideas for Refreshing Your Home This Season

(StatePoint) If you are looking to elegantly redesign the spaces in your home, consider taking your cues from the latest trends in the luxury market. Neutral color palettes and soft, soothing shades, such as gray, taupe and cream are on the rise among today’s luxury homes and adding touches of color will help personalize these

Time Is of the Essence for Buyers and Sellers

As if it is defying logic and all sensible projections, the housing market continues its ascent higher with each passing month. As I have been broadcasting for quite some time, the lack of available houses in the marketplace has been causing severe competition and pushing pricing higher despite the increase in mortgage rates, and

Simple Summer Home Maintenance Tips for Comfort and Energy Savings

(BPT) Things will soon be heating up all over the country. In fact, the average U.S. household will spend 3 percent more on electricity bills this summer than in 2017, due to rising retail electricity prices and higher usage, according to the U.S. Energy Administration’s estimation.


Solar Roundtable With PowerLutions Solar

One of the fastest-growing industries in New Jersey and New York is solar. With very generous government incentives coupled with sizable private investment, solar is a very viable energy solution. I wanted to find out more so I went for a visit to PowerLutions Solar, a solar-installation company headquartered in Lakewood with

$1.3 Trillion: Student Debt

Second only to mortgage debt, student-loan debt exceeds $1.3 trillion to over 44 million borrowers. Over 11 percent of this debt is in default. 2016 saw an increase of $49 billion in new student debt. To place this number into perspective, auto loans, credit cards and personal loans are all less than student debt.

Time For Your Mortgage Check-Up! Are You Part Of The 30% Club?!

With the launch of our new physician loan program (see details below), I thought it would be quite apropos to address the topic of how crucial it is to have an annual “Mortgage Check-Up”. This subject also comes on the heels of an astonishing report that was just released by Bankrate. According to their recently released