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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Real Estate

Avoid Home Improvement Scams After Storms and Natural Disasters

(StatePoint) As if the damage from a natural disaster isn’t enough, consumers trying to rebuild after a natural disaster often face a different danger: a flood of fly-by-night contractors -- ultimately raising the risks of sub-par repair work and outright scams.

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Doing Little Saves Much (Time and Money)

Although getting a residential mortgage seems like no big deal, anyone who has ever applied for a mortgage knows that the paperwork involved can snowball into a mountain. My company’s practice is to detail what is needed up front in order to minimize any request for documentation during the process. Many companies’ loan

Get Your Home Ready for Winter While Saving Money

(BPT) Many people look forward to the cooler weather. The brisk autumn winds and colorful leaves signal that once again it’s time to take out the sweaters and scarves. There are the hot soups and pumpkin-flavored drinks to keep one warm as the weather gets cooler, but for the conscientious homeowner and dedicated DIYer,

The Sound of Silence: How to Design a Quiet Home Office

(BPT) In today’s increasingly digital world, it’s no surprise that more employees are opting to work from home. While there may be a shift of physical locations - from the office building to the home - productivity is still paramount, making the need for quiet home workspaces more important than ever.

“As urbanization continues, builders

Actions, Reactions, and Transactions

This week I spoke with two potential clients who were both looking to buy homes. Although each circumstance was significantly different, both were previous homeowners who purchased their current residences between 8-10 years ago. When I went through some of the documentation needed and qualification criteria required, each

Chish Nofei Israel Returns to Teaneck to Host Ramat Givat Zeev Sales Event

(Courtesy of Chish Nofei Israel) Due to the overwhelming interest in the posh Ramat Givat Zeev residential project from buyers in the Teaneck area, Chish Nofei Israel, the company that is building the real estate venture, located on the outskirts of Jerusalem, is returning with a special sales event on Thursday, November

Yeshivat Frisch Launches Inaugural Real Estate Networking Event

Yeshivat Frisch launched its inaugural Real Estate Networking Event on October 24, featuring a talk and Q&A with Harry Macklowe of Macklowe Properties. The sold-out event was hosted by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in Manhattan, and chaired by Jennifer Prince, Robbie Scharf and Joseph Burry Klein. Attendees included over 130

How to Get Your Home in Sale-Ready Condition

Preparing your house for walk-throughs and viewings can seem like quite an arduous and intimidating task. Here are some tips that will make the process more manageable and a lot less scary.

Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Remove mildew or moss

Pedestrian Scramble: A Glimpse Into King George Street

King George Street, located in the heart of downtown Jerusalem, was created in 1924 during the British Mandate period, and named in honor of Britain’s then-reigning King George V.

Twenty-five years later, after the state of Israel was created, there was a movement to change its name

Five Reasons to Consider a Home Theater System Now

(StatePoint) When it comes to entertaining ourselves at home, there are more options than ever before. Whether you are looking to upgrade your family’s existing movie night experience or you are just getting started in assembling a home theater system, here are five reasons to consider doing so now.

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How to Read a Loan Estimate

The first question you may have is: what is a loan estimate (LE)? If you bought or refinanced a residential one- to four-family property in the past two years and obtained financing, then you know that it’s the initial estimate of closing costs and summary of

Fundamentally Speaking, You Missed The Boat!!

In commerce, most things have a season and a cycle. An easy visual example of a season would be, when you walk into a store the day before a holiday, and then you walk into that same store the day after - and the shelves are completely turned over planning for the next upcoming holiday. In fact, ‘yesterdays’