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Friday, September 21, 2018

Real Estate

Three Elements Needed to Create a Dream Bathroom Sanctuary

(BPT) Bathrooms reign supreme, overtaking kitchens as the most popular remodeling project, according to a new survey by the National Association of Home Builders. In the study, remodelers reported on the most common projects in 2017 and 81 percent performed bathroom remodeling.

Whether you’re

A Tale of Two Circumstances

As Charles Dickens famously wrote in his historical novel A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of

Tight Market Battle Tips

When you’re up against tight inventory (not enough homes on the market) and higher prices for entry-level homes, how can you get an edge? What if you’re currently renting or you have minimal equity from a home sale to help fund your down payment?

Tip 1—Get your down payment in order.

Approved Funding Welcomes Dave Friedlander

Approved Funding welcomes another associate to its growing team with the addition of Dave Friedlander to its corporate office in Bergen County. Dave joins as a Mortgage Banker specializing in working with local Real Estate and Financial professionals to help their clients affordably obtain a mortgage.

“Dave possesses a keen understanding of this

DIY Deck Re-do: Resurface in a Weekend

(BPT) Outdoor living season means backyard BBQs, yard games and relaxing with a good book or good friends. If you own a wood deck, however, it also means considerable time and money spent on seasonal maintenance and deck repairs.

While wood decks are aesthetically pleasing,

Remodeling to Age in Place? Make Changes Where It Matters Most

(BPT) American household demographics constantly change. With kids grown and moved out, many adults are considering remodeling to meet their future needs. This has inspired the idea of aging in place, meaning the desire to have a high quality of life in your home as you get older. In the United States, it’s a desire shared by

Purchasing an Apartment in Israel Via a Power of Attorney

Have you ever wished you can be in two places at once?

We are not discussing quantum physics or a metaphysical theory. Rather, in this article we will explain one of the most valuable tools our legal system provides – the “power of attorney.”

Sarah was in the midst of boarding a plane to Chicago when she received a call from her secretary

The Start of the Summer. The Middle of the Year.

The headline reminds me of the proverbial saying, “Is the glass half empty, or half full,” which is a common expression used to rhetorically indicate that a particular situation could be a cause for optimism or pessimism depending on an individual’s perspective. We have reached the half-way point of 2018, a time when one can

Tips for Financing Your Next Home Improvement Project

(BPT) Whether it’s transforming a fixer-upper into your dream home or just giving a makeover to your kitchen or bathroom, home improvement projects are on the minds of many new homeowners across the country.

While many things about renovating your home are flexible, your budget might

How Big a Deck Do I Need?

(BPT) As the major outdoor living trend sweeps the nation, decks are getting bigger. But with television shows featuring 3,000-square-foot monster decks, the average homeowner is left to wonder, “Just how big of a deck do I need?”

Atlanta, Georgia-based deck builder Frank Pologruto says it all comes

‘Give Me Shade’ Becomes Heated

(Courtesy of Tri State Awnings) In honor of its 20th anniversary, Tri State Awnings recently launched an exciting national contest. People are invited to submit a letter explaining why they believe they should receive a free awning. Since its launch a week ago, hundreds have already responded. Will the boy who needs an

A Fighting Spirit

In honor of the Fourth of July, let’s examine the life of Mickey Marcus, a proud Jewish U.S. hero who became a leader of Israel’s armed forces during the 1948 War of Independence. Marcus made such a huge impact during his brief tenure in Israel that streets in several cities, the Tel Aviv neighborhood of Neve David and