Thursday, February 20, 2020

Real Estate

Expanding Your Living Space to the Outdoors

Spring is upon us so now is the time to think about how to expand your living space to the outdoors. Whether you have a patio, deck or simply a grassy area you would like to utilize there are many ways to create an inviting and useful outdoor living space.

Seating areas can be created on a variety of

Together We Make Home Happen

When purchasing a home accuracy matters. As a realtor at Links Residential, I will ensure that you are protected and your entire transaction is as smooth as possible. Our updated website (linksnj.com) offers the most accurate information about all homes that are on the market as well as extensive information about the towns in which they

Hashmonaim: Small-Town Values

Hashmonaim, located on the outskirts of Modiin, is a popular community for English-speaking olim (immigrants). Its appeal emanates from the town’s warm, close-knit, “small town” environment and its excellent central location.

Also known as Ramat Modiin, Hashmonaim was established

“I Need More Room!” Construction Financing Options

Thinking of doing construction? Sooo Show you the money! I can show you the money, but first you need to know your best alternatives and the process involved.

First you have to decide what you are looking to do to your home. Are you looking to do an expansion, a knock down and rebuild, a kitchen upgrade

How to Revive a Lawn That Took a Beating This Winter

Most of the U.S. endured ridiculous subzero temperatures and record snowfalls this winter. So don’t be surprised if parts of your lawn—especially in low-lying areas—are dead on arrival in spring.

“Snow acts like a cover, but ice is bad for turf,” says Chris Lemcke, technical director

Ask The Realtor

My husband and I saw a house for sale that is in the perfect neighborhood and town for our family. The house needs a lot of work and we don’t have the money for the needed updates. We really love this house. We are also worried that we won’t be able to get a loan if the bank feels that the house is not inhabitable. We hate to

What You Can Do to Prepare for Your Mortgage Process

There are common issues that create difficulties for prospective borrowers. Recognizing these issues can be the difference between getting approved for a mortgage or not. It can also be the difference between getting a better rate or having a wider choice of products, rather than being limited to more restrictive products and higher rates

It’s All About the Deal Bout the Deal - Not Rate, or Why a Mortgage is Not Just About a Rate

There are many variables that go into each and every mortgage deal, and every deal is unique unto the borrower. The helpful guidelines below will help you better understand the components of a rate quote and the effects on pricing.

1.       Mortgage rates fluctuate daily. Some lenders lag behind

Givat Shmuel Offers Vibrant Community

Givat Shmuel is a city located in Israel’s “Mercaz”—or central district—and is the largest and fastest-growing community of English-speaking students, young professionals, and newly married olim. By studying its history, location, and dynamics, we can understand how Givat Shmuel has become a hub for this

Avoid These Dont’s to Get Your Mortgage Financing

When you apply for a mortgage loan, avoiding the obstacles below will help minimize any delays during the mortgage process and lead to a smoother quicker closing (also, forewarned is forearmed).

1. Don’t change your job, quit, or become self-employed before you apply for or during the processing of

Preparing Your Home For Sale!

Traditionally, the busiest real estate market starts in the springtime. Many families want to move over the summer and have their kids start school in September. Interns and residents start their rotations in July. Large companies transfer their employees to coincide with the school year. Hence, spring cleaning. This was probably started

How to Burn Your Financial Chometz

There is a refinancing boom going on (yes, still). There are many reasons to consider refinancing and rates alone are not the only determining factor in deciding to refinance. I want to address what I feel to be overlooked possibilities and opportunities in today’s current marketplace.

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