Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Real Estate

Buying a Home: How to Know How High to Go

(StatePoint) Shopping for a home? Before you begin your search, it’s important to figure out what you can comfortably afford.

“The interesting thing about homebuying is that it isn’t a one-size-fits-all process,” says Mike Dawson, Vice President of Single-Family at Freddie Mac. “After all,

Proud To Be Below Average in This Category

In this day and age of abundant choices, being mediocre will not get a business very far. With so much competition, everyone is vying for the attention of a consumer in any way possible. More often than not, it is the flashy and attention-grabbing promotions that garner the interest of a would-be customer … but not always does that alone clinch the sale. For

Seven ‘Little’ Upgrades That Can Mean a Lot to Homebuyers

(BPT) Anyone who’s ever bought or sold a home knows how even little things can sway a buyer to feel a particular house is “just right.” While major features such as a good location, a big kitchen, and a certain number of bedrooms and bathrooms all drive a home’s price and how attractive it is to buyers, small

Should It Come With You When You Move?

Envision your new home after the move. I’m sure the image that comes to mind is serene and clutter-free. You can achieve this goal by putting your stuff into perspective and questioning every item before it’s packed up and hauled to its next home.

To decide which belongings will come with

Aliyah Wave to Ramat Givat Zeev:  Last Chance to Realize a Dream

It has been one of the most amazing real estate success stories that most Israeli developers could only dream about. When the creators of the Ramat Givat Zeev project, Chish Nofei Israel, decided to tailor a one-of-a-kind, upscale neighborhood in the Jerusalem mountains that would target Orthodox Jewish families from all over the

Getting It Done

Memorial Day has passed but not the memories or the appreciation of the freedom we enjoy daily.

My father was a soldier in the Korean War. My dad’s brothers, my uncles, served during World War II, one receiving a Purple Heart, and my great-uncle Izzy Goodman served as a doctor in World War II

Does Your Home Need Storm Doors?

(StatePoint) It’s that time of year again when you’ve installed screens in your windows to better enjoy the weather. But rain and wicked weather can impact your home at any time of year. Could your home use storm doors to add extra ventilation in warm weather and help protect it against tough conditions year-round?

Thinking of Selling Your Home?! Call Your Local Lender First!!

As the weather continues to heat up, so does the real estate market. This time of year always brings about a lot of real estate activities, and an abundance of new homes onto the marketplace. With a now stable housing market, and growing economy - the “move up” buyer is becoming more active than years past. These are current

Real Estate Agent: Mom or Spouse?

Leave it to The Jewish Link to feature in the May 11 issue in the Real Estate section a humorous comparative article, “Ten Ways Your Real Estate Agent Is Like Your Mother.” Being obsessed and interested in real estate since that is my passion and profession, the article hit a chord and was particularly entertaining for me, someone who oversees

A Smarter Way to Buy a Home

(BPT) Are you considering buying a home? With mortgage rates on the slow and steady incline, there may be no better time for a home purchase than now. Mortgage interest rates will likely continue to go up for the foreseeable future, according to recent data from the housing finance company Freddie Mac. Many housing experts and

The Multi-Million Dollar Listing That Should Not Have Been

I recently saw a spectacular beach house that was listed for sale at $3.9 million dollars that made me very disheartened. Here is the story…

About three years ago, I was working with a client who had a beach home that he bought with a partner as an investment property. They purchased the

Buying a Home: Everything You Need to Know About the Final Walk-Through

Buying a home is an exciting process. After all, you are getting ready to move to a new home. When the seller accepts your offer and your loan is approved, and you have conducted your inspections, the buying process is not over. You have one final step—the walk-through. This is when you verify that your new home is still as it