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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Real Estate

A Good Reason to Separate

Understanding the different kinds of credit accounts opened during a marriage will help you make the best choice for you in regards to your credit.

I’m not trying to be a downer, but divorce and death do happen. You become exposed when your credit is not strong on its own. If you have joint

The State of Jerusalem Real Estate

Over the past few months, numerous articles have been written analyzing recent Jerusalem real estate sales data. Curiously, there has been a lack of agreement regarding how to interpret the statistics.

A recent report on real estate sales activity in the third quarter of 2017 (3Q17) produced

What A PITI!

With tax reform, rising interest rates, and a bubbling stock and real estate market all over the news – determining their fiscal impact is on the forefront of all our minds these days. It all boils down to “how does this affect me?!” The simple answer is that what happens in the broader economy eventually trickles down, and

Smart Home Savvy: Six Ways to Add Technology to Your Living Spaces

(StatePoint) A smart, connected home is what’s in style. In fact, since 2014, research shows smart technology has increased in priority during renovations, especially for first-time home buyers.

Wondering what options are out there? Here

Winter Storm Power Outages Are on the Rise - Three Ways to Prepare

(BPT) Winter storms can wreak havoc on roads, homes and personal lives. However, facing hours of cleaning up fallen tree limbs, shoveling snow or being cooped up inside with antsy kids might be the least of your worries. Experts predict more frequent and severe storms could lead to lengthy power outages that could affect

New Ways Renters Are Becoming Homeowners

(BPT) The world that millennials have grown up in is a lot different than the world the Gen Xers and Baby Boomers knew. The digital revolution, widespread use of smartphones and adoption of disruptive technologies such as ride sharing and vacation rental apps are just a few of the factors that have altered the social

How to Throw the Best Movie Night at Home

  1. Know your audience. Will it be a family-friendly night? Will the movies screened have a theme -- such as all being by one director or set in the same city? Know who your audience is and select movies that best fit the bill.
  2. Get the real theater feel. Get the real movie theater experience in the comfort of your home with a projector like those

Fed Up!

This past Wednesday brought us another historic Federal Reserve action-packed day. At the final Federal Open Market Committee meeting of the year, the last by departing Chairperson Janet Yellen, the Fed hiked (increased) rates 0.25% as expected. The Fed also noted that it expects three additional increases next year. (Although, it

Top Trends for the 2018 Housing Market Identified

(BPT) In the real estate market, springtime is go time. It’s the busiest time of the year for home sales, and with this year’s stable economy and low unemployment rate, the spring of 2018 has the potential to be especially active.

Every market is defined by its trends, and while

What Kind of Borrower Are You?

Mortgage lenders always look at work history, credit score and source of down payment funds. The required financial documentation will be different depending on the type of borrower you are. As technology advances, verifications of the information put on your mortgage application are becoming faster, and therefore in certain circumstances less documentation is

Your House Is More Attractive Than You Realize!

(StatePoint) Beyond keeping your refrigerator art in place, you may not think about magnets all that often, but, magnets are the driving force behind many products you use every day.

Magnets can be found in nearly every room of your house, from your computer’s hard drive disk that’s

Senior Guest? How to Prepare Your Home for Older Visitors

(BPT) Whether it’s for a special occasion or just because, hosting an older adult in your home can be a wonderful experience with lots of memory-making potential. However, for a safe and successful visit, you may want to make a few adjustments to your home before they arrive to make it more senior-friendly.