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Friday, April 03, 2020

Real Estate

Make Room for Your Passions: How to Maximize Your Garage Space

(BPT) Did you know over half of Americans (59%) feel that engaging in hobbies helps relieve stress? This was one finding in a survey of over 3,000 Americans conducted in 2017 by Kelton Global on behalf of Gladiator, the nation’s leader in customizable garage and household organization solutions.

Better Baking: Five Things to Know About Your Oven

(BPT) Measuring, mixing, blending and kneading - there is so much that goes into the art of baking. You start with the right materials and techniques, but you also need to be familiar with how your oven works to get the best results.

Getting to know your oven could be the difference between a beautiful baked good and a not-so-great one. Here are five

Smart Homes Aren’t Smart Without Fire Sprinklers

(BPT) Today there are many automated options that make homes more comfortable, energy efficient, cost-effective and safe. Typically referred to as smart home technology, these features may include automating control of items such as lighting, temperature, window shades, surveillance cameras, locks, smoke alarms, even pet feeders.

Tips for Hosting Houseguests

(StatePoint) Hosting houseguests? For happier guests and hosts alike, you’ll want to be sure you’re equipped to accommodate all your overnighters. Here are a few pointers:

Special Considerations

You’ll likely know of any special considerations you will need to

Once In a Lifetime

By Shmuel Shayowitz

This week I had the privilege of attending the 12th Siyum HaShas celebration. Inspired at the First World Congress of the World Agudath Israel in Vienna in 1923 by Rabbi Meir Shapiro, this program shows us how the work of just one man can leave such a remarkable and lasting impression

Home Theater Tips for The Big Game and More

(StatePoint) From the Big Game to awards shows, you’ll want to ensure that you are prepared to host all the greatest television events of the season.

Here is how to upgrade the viewing experience for you and your guests well before kickoff:

• “Stadium” seating: When it comes to maximum

Looking to Buy a Home? 2020 May Be Your Year

(StatePoint) If buying a home is on your near-future to-do list, experts say that 2020 may be a good year to make it happen. Mortgage interest rates are near historic lows, providing you with the opportunity to finance a new home purchase at a much lower cost.

According to a new forecast from

Keep Aging Family Home-Safe With the Latest Technology

(BPT) Technological advancements are helping aging adults stay safe, comfortable and connected as they age in place. And, families can feel more confident about mom, dad and the grands living independently, especially around the holidays.

Oh, What a Year!

Although there are a few more days in the calendar year, I thought it fitting to use this article to highlight the year it has been across the market. Of course, with a few more trading days, the figures being highlighted in this piece might change, but as you will see, it has still been a monumental year in all categories. Numbers

How to Maximize AI Usage at Home

(BPT) As the prevalence of artificial intelligence (AI) in the home grows, so too does the amount of helpful features available to make daily tasks much easier. While the abundance of smart home technology (powered by AI) can seem overwhelming, the more you know, the better these functions can impact your life positively. Through a true

Approved Funding Welcomes Israel Besser

(Courtesy of Approved Funding) Approved Funding is proud to welcome Israel Besser to its corporate office in Bergen County. Israel joins as a Business Development Manager working to continue the growth of the company as it continues to expand its operations in North Jersey and beyond.

2020 Interior Design Trends on the Horizon

(StatePoint) The beginning of the new year is a natural time to think about refreshing the look of your home, and in 2020, “cozy” and “warm” are trending keywords for interior design, according to experts, with luxurious textiles, inviting color palettes, and warm mixed metals found across all design styles.