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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Real Estate

Tips, Tips, Tips

To keep guacamole from turning brown, you can put water on top of it and drain when needed.

To keep milk fresh longer, try adding a pinch of salt to the milk when you first open it.

If you run out of Windex, you can polish your mirrors with a coffee filter and a

Nina Eizikovitz of Links Residential Receives Board of Realtors ‘Rising Star Award’

Nina Eizikovitz of Links Residential was just announced as the recipient of the EBCBOR (Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS) “Rising Star Award.” The Rising Star Award is awarded annually to one EBCBOR member with three years or less industry experience who is influential on closing deals, displays strong client

Bat Yam: A Gentrification Case Study

A little over 10 years ago, while attending a real estate event in Manhattan, a significant developer pulled me aside and handed me a paper written by an Ivy League professor. The professor and his students in the urban planning class had gone on a field trip to Israel to study Bat Yam, a rundown suburb of Tel Aviv and

Redesigning for Your Empty Nest

Your youngest child is off to college, your oldest is expecting her first child, and your middle child is newly married. How can you update your home to reflect this new phase in your life and make your home more functional for your growing and changing family?

The first and

Can I Get Donald Trump a Mortgage?!

As many know, since the financial and housing crises, mortgage reform has made qualifying for a mortgage a lot more cumbersome than in the past. In order to satisfy underwriting guidelines, applicants need to now document their “ability to repay” a given mortgage at the rates and terms they are offered. For most, that means

How to Buy a Home for a Multigenerational Household

When we were teenagers, many of us probably couldn’t think of anything worse than living with our parents for the rest of our lives. However, as we grow up and have our own children, we often find having our parents around isn’t bad at all. In fact, more people are choosing to live in multigenerational households, a practice

Household Tips From the Heimishe Homemaker

Diamonds aren’t indestructible. They need to be cleaned and cared for on a regular basis. To restore the sparkle in your diamond, stir up a solution of equal parts of cold water and household ammonia. Dip your diamond into the cup and soak for 30 minutes. Lift the piece out of the cup and gently tap around the mounting

Everyone’s a Winner!

Let’s talk a little about the home-buying process. It all starts with the homeowner wanting to sell their home and a buyer looking to own a home. Logically, homeowners want the highest price they can get, and, yes, you guessed it, buyers want the lowest price they can get. Nothing wrong with that unless… the seller doesn’t wind up

Brexit: Time to Celebrate or Contemplate?

Some might say that the past week has been full of panic, uncertainty, challenge, anxiety and dread - to say the least. For days, they have been scrambling around town stocking their carts with droves of water bottles, filling their bags with food provisions to last weeks, stowing clothing feverishly as if there is no coming home, and

Organized, Clutter Free: My Closet, My Self

Several years ago I was sitting in my doctor’s office in Livingston waiting the obligatory 30 minutes to leave after getting my allergy shots. I was looking through a home design magazine and had an “aha moment.” The article was about lighting and the designer was discussing how the newest thing in chandeliers was hanging

Selling Your Home? Let the Bidding Wars Begin

(BPT)—No wonder you’re thinking of selling your home — it’s a “seller’s market” right now. The housing supply has dwindled, creating more demand for fewer homes.

At the same time, according to Realtor Tammy Reinke, buyers’ expectations are higher than ever. They’ve become accustomed to

Brexit—Disastrous Storm or Opportunity?

So Britain actually voted to leave the EU. If you called that right and bet against the stock market, the pound or almost anything, you likely had a profitable week. The uncertainty caused by the vote has resulted in a mass exodus from many investments and the loss of a staggering amount of wealth.