Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Real Estate

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

Home Weatherization 101: Tips for a Comfortable Home

(StatePoint) Do seasonal temperatures sometimes leave you frustrated with your home’s lack of insulation? Staying comfortable indoors is a top priority for most people, and luckily, it’s easy to ensure your home is an optimal temperature.

With a few quick tips and home defense strategies, you’ll be on your way to a more comfortable abode in just

Celebrating New and Continued Beginnings

Approved Funding Announces New and Continued Office Expansion

In case you haven’t realized yet with the expanded theme of this weeks publication, the New Year is approaching! Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish civil year and the coronation of G-D as The King of the universe. Rosh

AvalonBay Communities Celebrates Grand Opening Of Avalon Teaneck

(Courtesy of AvalonBay Communities) AvalonBay Communities, Inc., an NYSE-listed real estate investment trust (REIT) with multi-family apartment communities in high barrier-to-entry markets throughout the U.S., celebrated the official opening of its newest community in New

Ten Acronyms Homebuyers Need to Know

(StatePoint) PMI, APR, LTV…these unfamiliar acronyms don’t need to bewilder or intimidate uninitiated homebuyers.

To help you negotiate the homebuying process like a pro, Freddie Mac is sharing definitions of 10 key acronyms you’ll encounter as you meet with lenders, make a down payment

The Lincoln Residence

(Courtesy of United Real Estate) In the heart of historic Jerusalem on Lincoln Street in the elegant Talbiyeh neighborhood in close proximity to world-famous hotels, such as the Waldorf-Astoria and the King David, a new building project is taking shape. This apartment building, constructed on a privately owned

Theodor Herzl: Returning to Our Roots

Theodor Herzl is recognized as the father of the state of Israel, which is why practically every city across the country has a Herzl Street. However, as he died over 40 years before the establishment of the state of Israel, Herzl’s philosophy did not frame the Jewish nation’s ethos.


Reposition-Refinancing Is Not Just About Rate

Things change in life and we, hopefully, reposition ourselves in order to adopt and grow personally as well as financially. We have to in order to survive, but that’s a good thing because that means we have an opportunity to improve on our current situation. Busy, busy, busy—we are all very busy people in a very busy world.

Ten To-Dos for Home and Yard Winterization

(BPT) Scarves. Pumpkin spice lattes. Leaves crunching underfoot. Sweater season is moving in fast, which means it’s time to start transitioning to fall maintenance to make sure your home and yard are ready for winter. The following are 10 things you can do to prepare for the cold and wet weather ahead.

1. Interseed Your Lawn.

A summer of

The Most Important Day in The Market

Last week, when I picked September 18th to do our “Grand Re-Open House Warming Party,” I knew it was “Fed Day.” I also knew that it was very likely the cut would be 0.25%. I tried to do as best a job as I could to guide clients in advance of this meeting on how the upcoming reduction might impact their mortgage and interest