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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Real Estate

Deck Ideas: Add Beauty and Value to Your Outdoor Space

(BPT) When it comes to home improvements, few projects add as much function and value as upgrading an outdoor space. While it’s hard to beat the beauty and durability of composite decking, wood has long been the go-to material for deck-building projects due to its low cost and availability. However, a new generation of entry-level

Room Redesign? Start With the Floor

(BPT) To change the look of any room, start with the floor. A beautifully finished hardwood floor adds warmth and charm - and the range of options available for hardwood floors today can truly transform a room. With choices from soft natural to cool gray to dark charcoal you can find the perfect shade for your renovation. The floor

Mortgage Rates Are Dropping, But…

Over the past seven trading sessions, yields on the 10-year United States Treasuries have dropped almost 40 basis points. Earlier this week, the 10yr briefly dropped below 2.06 before closing the day at 2.081, which is fundamentally right above a strong level of resistance. For those who are watching the development, lower treasury

Apartment Rentals: New Real Estate Trend Unites Millennials and Baby Boomers

In “The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community,” Mark J. Dunkelman explains that there used to be three rings of societal interaction: the family, the serendipitous interactions that occurred in a walkable downtown, and the more anonymized interactions that occur online. Dunkelman, who served as a senior

Sprinkler Magician Lets Homeowners Eliminate Bugs the Organic Way

Jason Bernstein wanted to enjoy his beautiful backyard during the summer months, but so did the mosquitoes. He paid a company to spray but the results were ineffective, and he had no idea what kind of chemicals were left in the air or on his lawn. A friend had a similar problem: biting flies severely limited his family’s time in

How to Properly Budget

This is the next installment in the series of “how to” articles that focus on various aspects of purchasing a home in Israel. We will discuss how to identify all potential costs when determining your total budget. Please note that the numbers are approximate.

Contract Signing

Teaneck’s Newest Landmark Delights Residents

The building features cutting edge amenities, a walkable downtown and plenty of charm.

(Courtesy of Teaneck Square) Once in a generation an event transforms the look, feel and energy of an entire town. This moment has come to Teaneck, New Jersey with the grand opening of

It’s Summertime...and the Living Is Easy

OOOPS....did you miss it at this time? Did you find the house of your dreams as of yet? Or sell your home for another one, whether downsizing or moving up?

Let me share with you some pivotal reasons why moving in the summer is in fact the best season to make that move!

Wait A Second! A Second Look at Second Liens

Home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, second mortgages – call it what you want, they are starting to get “second looks” again in the marketplace. Simply said, these are mortgages that are “subordinate” in status to first liens that are on a property. I often find this to be a challenging concept for people who

Ticking Time Bomb Mortgage Solutions

You may be contemplating refinancing your mortgage now that rates dipped. Should you refinance again or wait? What you should consider is: Are current rates low enough for you to consider refinancing now?

I don’t predict the future because anything can happen. How low can rates go? “Who

‘House It Going’ In The Marketplace?!

According to a report released this past week by the National Association of Realtors, sales of existing U.S. homes fell 0.4% in April (compared with March) to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 5.19 million units. Furthermore, by comparison, sales were 4.4% lower compared with April 2018. Existing home sales are an important

How to Improve Your Credit Score Before Applying for a Mortgage

(BPT) In today’s world, lenders use many different types of credit scoring models. There are virtually hundreds of different models out there for lenders to choose from.

Many lenders continue to use conventional models that don’t provide a score for millions of consumers. That often puts