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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Real Estate

The Secret To Living Is Giving

It was Tony Robbins who said, “The Secret To Living Is Giving” - which has made a great impression on me ever since I heard it. To paraphrase Tony’s words, when you give to others it reminds you that there is more to life than just trying to acquire things. Focusing on the needs of others has a way of motivating you to do

Think Like a Designer to Update Your Home Like a Pro

(StatePoint) Inspiration is everywhere. From a field of yellow sunflowers to unique geometric patterns in the tile of a train station, the littlest things can spark the innovation behind some of the world’s most iconic products and designs.

Over half of Americans (51 percent) say the

How to Use a Programmable Thermostat to See Real Savings

It’s official: The programmable thermostat is the VCR of our day. Why? We think they’re too complicated.

According to a study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, nearly 90% of Americans say they’ve rarely (or never) programmed their thermostat because they’re not sure how to do it.

But it’s really not that hard, and it’s

A Vital Concept in Israel Home Buying: The Buyer’s Broker and Advocate

(Courtesy of The Getter Group) Buying an apartment can mean seeing an apartment, liking it, signing the documents and moving in. Great—that sounds easy. But there are so many stepping-stones along the way, and if they aren’t handled correctly—and quickly—the buyer can get “stepped on.” As the buyer’s

Homeowners Are Liable for Snow and Ice Control

(BPT) Whenever it snows, it is common to see shopping center employees and business owners out and about clearing pathways, parking spaces and entrances of snow and ice. But this isn’t just good business to help customers get in the door, it is also a liability issue should someone slip, fall and injure themselves.

The Rapids Fall Just Short of Glouberman Championship

This past week, The Ma’ayanot varsity basketball team attended the Steve Glouberman Z”L Basketball Tournament in L.A. The rapids arrived on Wednesday night and played their first game on Thursday morning against Katz Yeshiva High School from Boca Raton, FL. Starting off strong, the Rapids beat the returning champions

Debbie Downer or Roger Realistic?

In my conversations with clients and business professionals across the country, I am always amazed at their perspectives on the economy. Of course, it’s natural for there to be a disparity amongst different people, but often their outlook and opinions gives me great insight on the pulse of a market. I have seen and heard it all.

How to Find the Right Home Mortgage So You Don’t Overpay

(StatePoint) Ample bedrooms and bathrooms? Check. A roomy kitchen? Check. A nice-sized backyard, storage space in the attic and just the right amount of curb appeal? Check, check and check.

Once you’ve found your perfect home, the next step is finding the right mortgage --

Essential Maintenance Tasks to Keep a Clean Home

(BPT) Today’s typical family home is a buzzing hub of activity where meals are cooked, homework is done and family game nights are contested. In the background of it all: the home appliances that keep home life moving along. Focusing on a few maintenance tasks can keep home appliances performing

Get a Warmer Home This Winter

(StatePoint) Dreading the cold drafts and rising heating bills that come with winter? You’re not alone. Nearly two-thirds of Americans live in homes that need to be weatherized to improve heating efficiency and maximize comfort, but many still don’t take the time to do so, according to a survey conducted by OnePoll for

Vocation, Vocation, Vocation (Part I)

We have often heard that “location, location, location” is a key component of buying a house. I would like to suggest that “vocation, vocation, vocation” is the key element in finding a professional with whom to work, to buy that house. Wikipedia describes vocation as an occupation to which a person is specially drawn or

Is a Real Estate Franchise the Career Move For You?

(BPT) Small business has always been the backbone of the American economy, and today’s entrepreneurs are as diverse as American culture itself. Entrepreneurship takes many forms, from freelancers and independent contractors to sole proprietors. In fact, just one form of entrepreneurship - franchises - employs 8 million people and