Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Real Estate

Doing The Right Thing

Someone jokingly asked me if I already got vaccinated because I am in an “essential” industry. We all had a good laugh, but from a financial perspective, one would be hardpressed not to recognize that the mortgage industry was, in fact, a crucial part of economic stability and support for most of 2020. With over $4 trillion in estimated


Design Therapy With Tara

Hello, homeowners! I am an interior designer from Bergen County and the owner of Design Therapy NJ. I help overwhelmed homeowners navigate their renovation journey. I have worked in the interior design industry since 2005 and hold an interior design degree from Berkeley College. I have worked for a


The Ever-Evolving Home—WFH?

It was a cold winter night sometime in 1992, and the supposed “quick showing” of a listing of mine was going way longer than expected. Eventually the appointment ended and upon my arrival home I found my husband anxiously waiting at the door … “Where have you been????”


Tips for a Successful Home Renovation

(StatePoint) Thinking of remodeling your home? From safety and security to product and contractor selection, there are many factors to consider.

Follow these eight remodeling tips to help minimize hassles during a renovation:

1. Create a budget. Create a project budget and set a spending


Do’s and Don’ts of Fire Safety

(BPT) A fire department responds to a fire every 24 seconds, and a small flame can turn into a major fire rapidly. With Americans spending more time at home than ever before, it is important to be ready before disaster strikes. To ensure your family is prepared for the unexpected, make sure you know these five fire safety do’s and


Breathe Easy: What You Need to Know Before Buying an Air Purifier

(BPT) More people than ever before are considering room air filters and purifiers to protect themselves against COVID-19 indoors. But do these devices really make a difference?

Air purifiers and filters can help reduce airborne contaminants, including viruses, in a home, office or other confined


The Party Is Over?!

The 10-year U.S. Treasury Breaks Above 1% After Democrats Secure The House

As I write this article, it is projected that The Democratic Party will take control of Congress for the first time in a decade, after Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff won their Senate runoffs in Georgia.


Get Your Game on With AC Beyda Construction

Albert Beyda has always appreciated a good game of basketball but never paid much attention to the court on which it was played. That changed in 2017 when he became the proud owner of AC Beyda, a premier athletic court construction company.



What’s in Your Garage?

Out of town customers have many interesting comments upon arriving in Teaneck for the first time. “Oh wow! the houses here are so close together,” or, just as frequent, “Oh wow, the houses here are so far apart!” “The trees are so tall; the restaurants are so great … Is this house walking distance to Lazy


Lessons From 2020

To say that 2020 was “a year like no other” wouldn’t adequately describe these past twelve months. The year began with my bold efforts to expand our relationships with business partners and associates through creative events and venues. We had many ideas that we were eagerly anxious to deploy in the months ahead.

Our first endeavor was as the platinum


To Build or Not to Build: The Golden Hook

I was once asked to visit the home of a former customer (one of my favorites if you happen to be reading this) who, after many years of living in a starter home with his wife and small kids, was ready to make the next move. He asked me to sit down at his kitchen table, then opened a drawer and pulled out a yellow legal pad that had


Common Home Pests and How to Eliminate Them

(BPT) Who’s enjoying your home the most, you or your household pests? Consider this: If you’ve seen just one pest, there could be hundreds that have been living in or around your home for at least a year.

Use this guide from the experts at Aptive Environmental to identify and eliminate the