Friday, October 19, 2018

Real Estate

Protect Your Home From Rodents This Fall

(BPT) Once they’re inside, rats and other rodents can do a lot of harm to your home. This includes damage to electrical wiring, metal or plastic pipes and insulation found in walls and attics. On top of structural damage, the critters aren’t good for the people who live in your home, either: Some species of mice and rats can transmit

Concerned About Rising Mortgage Rates? Borrowers Have Options

(StatePoint) While mortgage interest rates remain near historic lows, they have been slowly rising over the last year, increasing the cost of 30-year loans for borrowers.

Home buyers concerned about higher rates have other options to consider: an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM), which provides an

Three Questions to Ask When Looking for Your New HVAC Unit

(BPT) If you subscribe to the belief that your home is your castle, then you naturally expect to be comfortable in that castle, right? Whether it’s the middle of winter or the dog days of summer, your home’s HVAC system plays a vital role in supporting this comfort, so if you’re in the market for a new system, here

Shana Tova From Ramat Givat Zeev

Dozens of Jewish families from the Diaspora will celebrate the Tishrei holidays of this year in a spirit of sanctity and purity in the prestigious Ramat Givat Zeev neighborhood.

Following the outbreak of anti-Semitism in Britain and South Africa, a wave of aliyah began to Israel, when dozens of

A Great Return on Investment

In the business world, everyone speaks about getting the best “return on investment” (ROI). An ROI is the ratio between the net profit and cost of outlay resulting from the initial investment. A high ROI means the investment’s gains compare favorably to its cost. For the fifth year in a row, real estate has come out on top as

Get There Intact: Five Tips Toward a Safe DIY Moving Day

(BPT) Changing residences can call for the coordination of a lot of details, and that’s especially true if you’re a do-it-yourselfer who’s renting a truck rather than hiring a moving company.

Though the U.S. Census Bureau estimates the average American changes homes 11.4 times in

Using Land in Lieu of a Mortgage Down Payment

(BPT) Saving up for a new home can take many people years and to most it can seem like there is no easy answer to achieving their dream. According to the U.S Census Bureau as of July 2018, just 64% of Americans currently own their home. The hurdle that stands in the way of homeownership for the remaining: saving up for the down

Black and White: A Reemerging Home Design Trend

(StatePoint) Black and white always has been a classic color pairing, and this neutral palette has resurged as one of today’s hottest design trends.

Whether your look is modern or traditional, knowing how to properly use black and white can provide balance and boldness to a

Approved Funding Welcomes Kenneth Senkyire

Approved Funding continues with its recent expansion, and welcomes another member to its rapidly growing team. “We are pleased to announce that Ken Senkyire has joined our company as a relationship manager and mortgage banker,” says Shmuel Shayowitz, president of Approved Funding. Working out of the corporate office in Bergen

A Higher Authority

I was recently speaking with a client who was referred to me after spending over eight weeks at a commercial bank trying to get a million-dollar mortgage. It is well known that big banks are out there vying to earn the business of high-net-worth clients in an attempt to cross-sell them on all of the other products and services

Going Green: A Smart Real Estate Strategy That Adds Value

(BPT) Are you thinking of selling your house and want to know some of the best ways to boost your home’s value, demand top dollar and potentially inspire a bidding war? Whether you’re selling in a few months or a few years, there is one strategy that gets noticed in real estate markets across the United States: green

Why Fall Is a Great Time for Roofing

(BPT) Cool breezes and falling leaves are around the corner, and for many parts of the country those telltale signs of fall signal the best possible season for roofing.

So what makes fall a great time for roof repairs or a full replacement?

1. Perfect Weather