Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Real Estate

Simple Summer Home Maintenance Tips for Comfort and Energy Savings

(BPT) Things will soon be heating up all over the country. In fact, the average U.S. household will spend 3 percent more on electricity bills this summer than in 2017, due to rising retail electricity prices and higher usage, according to the U.S. Energy Administration’s estimation.


Solar Roundtable With PowerLutions Solar

One of the fastest-growing industries in New Jersey and New York is solar. With very generous government incentives coupled with sizable private investment, solar is a very viable energy solution. I wanted to find out more so I went for a visit to PowerLutions Solar, a solar-installation company headquartered in Lakewood with

$1.3 Trillion: Student Debt

Second only to mortgage debt, student-loan debt exceeds $1.3 trillion to over 44 million borrowers. Over 11 percent of this debt is in default. 2016 saw an increase of $49 billion in new student debt. To place this number into perspective, auto loans, credit cards and personal loans are all less than student debt.

Time For Your Mortgage Check-Up! Are You Part Of The 30% Club?!

With the launch of our new physician loan program (see details below), I thought it would be quite apropos to address the topic of how crucial it is to have an annual “Mortgage Check-Up”. This subject also comes on the heels of an astonishing report that was just released by Bankrate. According to their recently released

Jason Berg of Teaneck Opens Bergen County Branch of Absolute Home Mortgage Corp.

Jason Berg of Teaneck has been tapped by Absolute Home Mortgage Corp. to be the branch manager of its new Bergen County office in Hackensack. A 13-year veteran of the mortgage industry, Berg is well known by realtors and buyers who laud his ability to make and close loans quickly while earning their trust and confidence.

Top Tips to Boost Your Home’s Resale Value

(BPT) The real estate market is heating up, and if you’re planning to sell your home in the future, you want it to sell quickly and for as high of a price as possible. By taking proactive action now, you can make a few strategic home improvements that can help you achieve both your goals.

To boost your

Changing Addresses? Ten Tips for Busy Baby Boomers

(BPT) For many Americans, moving households represents a fresh start and a chance to improve quality of life. Last year, some 39.4 million Americans changed residences, thanks in part to better affordability in the housing market.

That doesn’t mean, however, that everyone’s moving process

Alon Haim: From the IDF to the Ranks of V&N Realty

V&N Realty Group is excited to welcome Alon Haim to their offices. Originally from Israel, Haim served in the Israel Defense Forces for 11 years, working in the air force and honing his skills as a hard worker and team player. Having attended the prestigious Tel Aviv University, he went on to pursue a career in technology as both regional manager and

Rent to Own or Rent to Rent?

In a rent-to-own arrangement, the current owner (future seller) has the opportunity to earn a substantial monetary return on their home, and the tenant (future buyer) has the opportunity to begin on the road to homeownership.

What is a

Links Residential Proudly Welcomes Two New Members to the Team

(Courtesy of Links Residential) Raquel “Adina” Grossman—Adina comes to Links Residential with a background in international private banking. She has worked in the private banking sector for over 10 years and her time and experience in the field have taught her the importance of providing exceptional customer service.

Five Questions to Ask When Shopping for a Mortgage

(BPT) Buying a home is a major financial commitment. It’s exciting, but can also be confusing and overwhelming. Choosing the best mortgage that fits your needs is an important first step and first-time homebuyers in particular should research the many options and know the right questions to ask. Here are some questions to ask a

How to Keep Floors Clean 101


(BPT) Flooring trends change through the years as homeowners acquire new tastes and technology allows for a larger variety of flooring designs. Deep ebony and driftwood finishes peaked in 2017, while 2018 trends are pushing toward wider planks, gray tones and even durable porcelain tiles designed to mirror