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Thursday, February 25, 2021
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Real Estate

Unmasking the Challenges of Getting A Mortgage in This Market

Things are good, real good. Right? Just ask the market-makers. Home values and market appreciation are at record highs. Mortgage rates, while beginning to shift direction, are still at unparalleled lows. Inventory – meaning homes that are available for sale in the market are at depressed levels, pushing houses off the market at record

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This Year’s Trend: Local, Small Office Commuting

(Courtesy of www.80westcentury.com) Working from home may be adequate for some businesses but it is not a one-size fits all approach. As people are taking safety precautions and getting vaccines, many offices are reopening with a hybrid model. Efficiency and productivity in an

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Put the Community Up for Sale!?!

On the lighter side of this business, I received the following phone call one Adar: “Nechama, can you put a V&N sign on my brother’s house? I want to see his face in the morning when he comes out for Megilla and finds his home on the market.” I have generally resisted these requests, although I could certainly see the

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Phenomena of Change in Real Estate and Beyond

In my last article before the presidential elections, I focused on relationship building within the world of real estate and beyond. The concept of augmenting the very foundation of relationships has proven to be the underlying motivator in consummating a transaction to be successful with both short- and long-term lasting

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The Links Residential Team Welcomes New Agent Valerie Levin

(Courtesy of Links Residential) Valerie is excited to be starting her “fourth act” as a realtor. Starting with careers in nursing and healthcare IT, and extensive volunteering for schools, synagogues and community non-profits such as The Girls Scouts, The ARC, Shearit Ha Plate Food Rescue and most recently

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Birds Attacking Your Windows? Here’s How to Stop It

(StatePoint) If you’ve ever noticed a bird attack your windows, you may wonder why this strange behavior is occurring. Beyond the potential disruption it might cause your family, repeated attacks can be harmful to birds. Understanding the problem however, can help you put a stop to it, and better protect the birds nesting on your

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The Avalanche Begins for Interest Rate

The thing about avalanches is that they always start slow, grows in size as it rapidly accelerates until it’s totally out of control and wrecks everything in its path. That’s all I could think about these past few days, as I saw the bond market spike 20 basis points in yield over this holiday-shortened trading week. Indeed it started

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Buying a Home in ‘Cash’

It was early in my real estate career and after humble beginnings trying to establish my name that business began to pick up. I was starting to get referrals, and a friend of mine sent me a customer from a well-known and respected family. I was thrilled at the opportunity to prove myself and so diligently prepared to take this

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Maxine Harelick of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Earns Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) Designation

(Courtesy of Prominent Properties) Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, one of New Jersey’s leading luxury real estate firms, recently announced that Sales Associate Maxine Harelick has earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist® designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National

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The Pre-Contract Checklist

You are finally fulfilling your dream of buying a home in Israel. You found the right apartment, negotiated the price, and now have a handshake with the seller. What has to be done before the contract gets signed?

Attorney. Retain a lawyer who will negotiate the terms of the

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G’vaot Eden: Live in Israel With American Standards

(Courtesy of KLY Realty) Once deemed the “Beverly Hills” of Israel, Eden Hills, and more specifically the exclusive area of G’vaot Eden, less than a short 10-minute drive to Ramat Bet Shemesh, is officially open for business. G’vaot Eden is set to become a luxurious community surrounded by

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Three Fresh Trends to Inspire Your 2021 Garden

(BPT) Home gardening offers plentiful benefits that support mental and physical health, and many people have decided to begin or expand their gardens during the pandemic. Whether you’re a new gardener looking to learn or a seasoned green thumb who has been growing plants for years, you want inspiration for the upcoming growing

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