Friday, December 14, 2018

Real Estate

Hundreds Attend 2018 Bergen County Homebuyer Expo

(Courtesy of Bergen County Community Development Division) On Wednesday, October 17, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, the board of chosen freeholders and the Bergen County Division of Community Development hosted its first-ever weeknight Homebuyer Expo at Two Bergen Plaza in Hackensack.

Analysis Paralysis

Let’s jump right in! Analysis paralysis is the state of over-analyzing or over-thinking a situation. In effect, as Wikipedia says, a decision or action is never taken. To some degree, this is something that is more relevant today than ever before and is having a wide-range of impact on decisions or indecisions that people

Why You Should Appeal Your Property Taxes

A New Jersey homeowner’s property tax bill is calculated on the basis of the home’s value. Your home’s value is determined by the town’s tax assessor. If the assessor overestimates your home’s value, you end up overpaying your property taxes.

How good are assessors at estimating home

Balancing Multiple Generations Under One Roof

(BPT) As people plan their retirement years, more and more are preferring to make the right adjustments at home to age in place, rather than exploring alternatives such as assisted living facilities and nursing homes. For many, that can mean opting to live under the same roof as their grown children and perhaps even their

A Guide to Getting Your Home and Yard Winter-Ready

(BPT) As the winter months approach, there’s much to anticipate: hot drinks, football games and getting cozy on those long, chilly nights. While homeowners can enjoy the comfort of the indoors, it’s still important to ensure their property is well prepared - inside and out - for chillier temperatures, ice or snow during the fall and

Oh Deer! Keep Hungry Herbivores Out of Your Yard All Year Round

(BPT) Few sights make homeowners more furious than an attractive landscape destroyed virtually overnight by hungry deer. Rose bushes and ornamentals? Nipped off every bud. Expensive shrubs? Browsed within an inch of their lives. Trees? Damaged, disfigured and sometimes dead.

Deer - and their

Take a Second Look at Your Homebuying Options

(BPT) Buying a home is an exciting process, but for many people it can also seem out of reach. While many renters would like to buy, there are several factors that may lead potential homebuyers to believe they may not be ready. These include credit score requirements, income and debt levels, and the common myth that a 20 percent down

Expert Answers to Common Questions About Composite Decks

(BPT) When planning a deck project, choosing the right material is key to the enjoyment and value you’ll get from your outdoor living space. Today, there are more choices in decking materials than ever before, including high-performance composites, which are increasingly replacing wood in backyards across the country - and for

Look at Ocean Pavilion for Short Term Kosher Rentals

People are always asking me, “Leon, where can I economically rent a Miami Beach condo for a month or two that has kosher services?”

Well, I am happy to report that I have found the perfect place for the budget-conscious kosher traveler: Ocean Pavilion Condominiums, located at 5601

One Who Is Satisfied With Their Lot

One need not look further than the ancient text of “Ethics Of The Fathers” (Pirkei Avot) to learn the secret of real estate that industry experts have been touting for years. “Location, Location, Location” is often referenced as the most significant consideration when purchasing a home. I have concluded that is what our

3D Printing Is Reimagining the Way We Live Today

(BPT) When additive manufacturing technology - better known as 3D printing - was first invented more than 30 years ago it was intended to make the product design and manufacturing process more efficient. At that time, 3D printing was used primarily as a way to create prototypes to validate and perfect product design, but the

Approved Funding Continues Its Growth With New Mortgage Banker

(Courtesy of Approved Funding) Approved Funding is proud to announce Zev Lewinson as the newest member of their growing mortgage banking team. Aside from his many years in mortgage lending, Zev is an accomplished marketing guru, skilled writer and published author.

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