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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Real Estate

Protect Birds Around Your House and Garden

(StatePoint) Birds are not only beautiful, they are a vital component of the ecosystems they inhabit. If you have a garden, you may have observed this in action.

Unfortunately, millions of wild birds are killed annually colliding with windows in the U.S. alone. But your family can take action to

Pro Tips for Taking the Perfect Photos of Your Home

(StatePoint) Whether you’ve completed an amazing renovation, or you are selling your house, you’ll want to take perfect pictures of your home to share.

Acclaimed photographer, Jeffrey Davis, the photographer of choice for The New American Home and Progress Lighting, is sharing some tips to

Landing on the Moon: Ruby’s Real Estate Market Update

The month of July was an exciting one! On July 20, on Shabbat no less, it was a celebratory 50-year landmark since man first walked on the moon. Remembering way back when, watching the exciting event on the small TV screen, especially since it usurped all the channels, it was a thrilling sight to behold even as a spectator. Fast

Three Emerging Smart Home Trends of 2019

(BPT) If you’re building a new home, you want it to be stylish, functional, and of course, state of the art with the latest technology advancements. Smart home features are on top of the wish list for homeowners, with 81 percent of homebuyers stating they would favor purchasing a home with smart accessories

What to Know Before Replacing Home Windows

(StatePoint) As with any home upgrade, a little research can help ensure a top-quality installation with the best materials on the market. Here are the most important factors to consider before purchasing replacement windows:

  • Energy Efficiency: Energy-efficient windows can keep utility bills

Direct Mortgage Secrets From a Direct Lender

I was recently speaking to a client who was “shopping around for a mortgage,” when he stopped me mid-sentence to ask why I needed all this information to give him a simple rate quote. I said it was a fair question, but asked him to humor me with another five minutes of conversation. By the time we were done, I was able to

Landing on the Moon: Ruby’s Real Estate Market Update

The month of July was an exciting one! On July 20, on Shabbat no less, it was a celebratory 50-year landmark since man first walked on the moon. Remembering way back when, watching the exciting event on the small TV screen, especially since it usurped all the channels, it was a thrilling sight to behold even as a spectator. Fast

How to Get a Mortgage in Israel

There’s more to buying a home in Israel than just finding a place that suits your needs, style and budget. For most people, there is the all-important issue of obtaining a mortgage.

At Tivuch Shelly, the veteran real estate company headed by Shelly Levine, the process of selling a home to a

HVAC Tips for Homeowners

(StatePoint) Having a home cooling system that is working optimally is crucial to keeping your family comfortable.

To ensure your air conditioner (AC) continues to function properly, here are some tips for your heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR)

For a Sparkling Kitchen, Clean These Five Items

(BPT) You wipe down the counters, clean the floor and run the dishwasher regularly. Your kitchen appears clean on the surface, but there’s probably a lot that could use a refresh. It’s time to pay attention to frequently used but often forgotten items in your kitchen.

Make sure to include

The Fed Cuts Rates! Top 3.00 Reasons To Refinance Now

As predicted, the Federal Reserve cut interests rates at their month-end meeting on Wednesday. The 25bps cut was highly anticipated, but it was the comments by Chairmen Powell which carried more weight than the actual reduction. For the average homeowner, the immediate impact of the Fed announcement is that beginning next month,

Five Steps to Prep for Buying a Home

(StatePoint) For many Americans, making the jump to buying that first house is a significant achievement that allows them to put their mark on their own space, while creating room for family and pets.

But how do you know you’re ready?

Americans see homeownership as an investment in their future, yet they are concerned about the steps they need to take