Friday, December 14, 2018

Real Estate

Mortgages in Israel Made Simple

Making aliyah from the US was a life-long dream for Yehuda. From the beauty of the ancient alleyways of the old city to the endless sounds of the Machaneh Yehuda market, Yehuda felt a deep love and connection with Israel.

Like many others before him, Yehuda knew he would miss his 7-Eleven

Why You Should Hire a Realtor®

For those of you who may be considering selling your home on your own, it is referred to in the real estate industry as a For Sale By Owner, otherwise known as a “FSBO.” Many sellers have the misconception that trying to sell their home on their own is the better route and that it will net them more money from the sale. I among all other real

The Value of an Open House

I would suggest that the benefits of an open house is one that gets debated most often in the real estate industry. Let’s face it, many Realtors don’t enjoy spending chunks of their Sunday sitting at a home awaiting strangers who are mostly not interested in buying that home anyway. Skeptics maintain that the open house is more

Ruby’s Market Trend Report

OK, we finally got there! Endured the cooler May season leading to summer months of sweltering heat…just what we’ve all been waiting for! As we enjoy our summer season, for those who are not buying or selling homes right now, the interest in market trends is put on the back burner. If you read my April real estate Market Trends

Before You Renovate, Have You Considered This?

(BPT) Home improvement projects are popular this time of year and you’ve certainly tackled your share of DIY to-dos in the past. But not this year. This year you realize it’s time to go big, to go bold, to set aside those traditional home improvement projects for another year and do something even bigger.

How Much Will Replacing Your Roof Cost?

(BPT) How can there be thousands of dollars difference between contractor bids for similar home improvement projects on neighboring homes? And how can homeowners get an idea of what a new roof will cost?

In general, labor for a new roof should make up 60-65 percent of the cost and most of the

Three Elements Needed to Create a Dream Bathroom Sanctuary

(BPT) Bathrooms reign supreme, overtaking kitchens as the most popular remodeling project, according to a new survey by the National Association of Home Builders. In the study, remodelers reported on the most common projects in 2017 and 81 percent performed bathroom remodeling.

Whether you’re

A Tale of Two Circumstances

As Charles Dickens famously wrote in his historical novel A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of

Tight Market Battle Tips

When you’re up against tight inventory (not enough homes on the market) and higher prices for entry-level homes, how can you get an edge? What if you’re currently renting or you have minimal equity from a home sale to help fund your down payment?

Tip 1—Get your down payment in order.

Approved Funding Welcomes Dave Friedlander

Approved Funding welcomes another associate to its growing team with the addition of Dave Friedlander to its corporate office in Bergen County. Dave joins as a Mortgage Banker specializing in working with local Real Estate and Financial professionals to help their clients affordably obtain a mortgage.

“Dave possesses a keen understanding of this

DIY Deck Re-do: Resurface in a Weekend

(BPT) Outdoor living season means backyard BBQs, yard games and relaxing with a good book or good friends. If you own a wood deck, however, it also means considerable time and money spent on seasonal maintenance and deck repairs.

While wood decks are aesthetically pleasing,

Remodeling to Age in Place? Make Changes Where It Matters Most

(BPT) American household demographics constantly change. With kids grown and moved out, many adults are considering remodeling to meet their future needs. This has inspired the idea of aging in place, meaning the desire to have a high quality of life in your home as you get older. In the United States, it’s a desire shared by