Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Real Estate

Jason Berg of Teaneck Opens Bergen County Branch of Absolute Home Mortgage Corp.

Jason Berg of Teaneck has been tapped by Absolute Home Mortgage Corp. to be the branch manager of its new Bergen County office in Hackensack. A 13-year veteran of the mortgage industry, Berg is well known by realtors and buyers who laud his ability to make and close loans quickly while earning their trust and confidence.

Top Tips to Boost Your Home’s Resale Value

(BPT) The real estate market is heating up, and if you’re planning to sell your home in the future, you want it to sell quickly and for as high of a price as possible. By taking proactive action now, you can make a few strategic home improvements that can help you achieve both your goals.

To boost your

Changing Addresses? Ten Tips for Busy Baby Boomers

(BPT) For many Americans, moving households represents a fresh start and a chance to improve quality of life. Last year, some 39.4 million Americans changed residences, thanks in part to better affordability in the housing market.

That doesn’t mean, however, that everyone’s moving process

Alon Haim: From the IDF to the Ranks of V&N Realty

V&N Realty Group is excited to welcome Alon Haim to their offices. Originally from Israel, Haim served in the Israel Defense Forces for 11 years, working in the air force and honing his skills as a hard worker and team player. Having attended the prestigious Tel Aviv University, he went on to pursue a career in technology as both regional manager and

Rent to Own or Rent to Rent?

In a rent-to-own arrangement, the current owner (future seller) has the opportunity to earn a substantial monetary return on their home, and the tenant (future buyer) has the opportunity to begin on the road to homeownership.

What is a

Links Residential Proudly Welcomes Two New Members to the Team

(Courtesy of Links Residential) Raquel “Adina” Grossman—Adina comes to Links Residential with a background in international private banking. She has worked in the private banking sector for over 10 years and her time and experience in the field have taught her the importance of providing exceptional customer service.

Five Questions to Ask When Shopping for a Mortgage

(BPT) Buying a home is a major financial commitment. It’s exciting, but can also be confusing and overwhelming. Choosing the best mortgage that fits your needs is an important first step and first-time homebuyers in particular should research the many options and know the right questions to ask. Here are some questions to ask a

How to Keep Floors Clean 101


(BPT) Flooring trends change through the years as homeowners acquire new tastes and technology allows for a larger variety of flooring designs. Deep ebony and driftwood finishes peaked in 2017, while 2018 trends are pushing toward wider planks, gray tones and even durable porcelain tiles designed to mirror

Good News for Homebuyers: Linden Residents to Receive Tax Decrease

Linden Mayor Derek Armstead announced that residents will not be receiving a tax increase this year: something that hasn’t been done since 2006. Not only will there be no increase, there will be an actual reduction of $12.77 per household based on the assessed value on $131,700.

In 2017, the

Getting A “Heter” To Close Mortgages

I recently arranged for a refinance mortgage for one of my friends and made sure to coordinate the closing so that I would be in attendance to make sure everything was in order. As they were nearing the end of the stack of pages to be signed, one of the last remaining forms was our “Shtar Heter Iska” which we include in all

How Many Miles per Gallon Does Your Home Get?

(BPT) Everyone wants the inside scoop on how to get the best deal. Ironically, consumers will do a bunch of research over a $500 smart phone and relatively little for the largest purchase of their lives, their homes.

Most home buyers focus on price and payments, however, factoring in a home’s

Interest Rates Are Rising: Should You Buy a Home or Wait?

(StatePoint) With heightened talk of rising interest rates, many prospective homebuyers are understandably concerned about whether it’s the right time to purchase a home.

Indeed, you may be wondering if you waited too long and let the historically low interest rates pass you by or if you can