Friday, April 03, 2020

Real Estate

DIY Projects to Get Your House Ready for Winter

(BPT) The leaves have changed, temperatures are dropping and pumpkin spice treats abound, which means winter is coming. Now is the time to winterize your home, which can mean up to a 10% savings on your energy bills, according to Energy Star.

Help your home fight the cold, without breaking the bank, by

Luxury Bal Harbour/Surfside Kosher Oceanfront Airbnb

Imagine a luxury oceanfront 4,000-sf, four-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom townhouse with its own private roof-top jacuzzi/pool, summer kitchen BBQ area, internal glass-enclosed elevator, two-car garage, able to accommodate up to nine people!

Now imagine that you could rent all this

The Secret to the Four Species

As we all know, Jews across the globe gather the “Four Species” – the Esrog (Citron), the Lulav (Palm), the Hadas (Myrtle), and the Aravah (Willow) - which they use conjointly to celebrate the holiday of Succot. There are many basic and Kabalistic explanations for this custom. The one that I have always enjoyed is the one

Fall Fix-Ups for Your Outdoor Space

(BPT) After a long summer relaxing on your deck or patio, autumn is a great time to renovate your outdoor space - or build one from scratch. Home improvement expert Alison Victoria, host of HGTV’s “Windy City Rehab,” offers five tips for fabulous fall fix-ups.

1. Get decked out. Fall is an ideal

School Year Begins in Ramat Givat Ze’ev

(Courtesy of Ramat Givat Ze’ev) Residents of the brand- new, luxury neighborhood of Ramat Givat Ze’ev were excited by the opening of the school year, with first-graders attending the newly established, local state charedi school, under the skilled leadership of principal Rabbi Avraham Horowitz.

Adama613: A Unique Land Buying Opportunity in Israel

(Courtesy of Adama613) It has been 2000 years since the Jews lived in Israel and developed the land that was given to us, and now that the opportunity exists again. Many of us dream about moving to Israel or owning a piece of land in Israel, but apartments are expensive and we aren’t there often enough to justify the cost. Sure

The Origins of Hakafot Shniyot

Tel Aviv’s Florentin neighborhood is undergoing dramatic change. Named for David Florentin, a Greek Jew who had purchased the land in the late 1920s, the neighborhood suffered for many decades from urban decay and poverty. Its present turnaround is being fueled by younger residents and aspiring artists who have attracted

Intentionally or Unintentionally

As much as I enjoy trying to tie-in current events into my articles, I always find this time of year to be a big challenge for such feats. It would be nice to be able to provide some business insight with a good take-home message. Hopefully, it will inspire me (perhaps, others) to take advantage of the powerful days before us. If

Bergen County Announces 2019 Home Buyer Expo

(Courtesy of Bergen County Homebuyer Expo) Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of Chosen Freeholders have announced that the Bergen County Division of Community Development will be hosting the 2019 Homebuyer Expo! on Wednesday, October 23, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the conference center at Two Bergen County Plaza

Mother Nature Inspires ‘New Neutral’ Home Design Trends

(BPT) Many interior designers gravitate toward grays or whites as a starting point when building a home’s look and feel, but a new trend is emerging. Homeowners are getting back to basics and finding ways to bring the outdoors in by using neutral earth tones as their blank slate. These wood tones have become the “new neutral” for

Why You May Be Better Off Updating Your Dryer

(BPT) There’s nothing quite as comforting as pulling on your favorite hoodie when it’s fresh from the dryer. As much as you love luxuriating in that warmth and softness, you may not be aware just how much energy this beloved appliance burns through in a year. When it comes to energy savings in the laundry room, the dryer has

What to Think About Before Applying for a Loan

(StatePoint) Whether you’re applying for a new credit card, refinancing a loan or buying a house, lenders consider many factors when making their decision. One of those many factors is your credit score, which helps paint a picture of your credit usage and behaviors over time.

Take control of your