Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Real Estate

Celebrating the New Year

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, is one of my favorite holidays. There are actually four “New Years” in the Jewish tradition for those that might not be familiar. According to the Mishnah, The first of Nissan is the new year for kings and for festivals - corresponding to the redemption of the Jewish people from Egypt and the birth of


Hagaon Harav Betzalel Rudinsky to Lead Community In Ramat Givat Zeev

(Courtesy of Ramat Givat Zeev) Ramat Givat Zeev is a luxurious neighborhood that includes many spacious parks, a magnificent mikvah, a shopping center, shuls and schools. Now the community leaders are working toward strengthening the community of American olim, with the arrival of Hagaon Harav Betzalel Rudinsky, one of the leading


Real Estate and Estate Planning

A client recently inquired how—from an estate-planning perspective—purchasers from overseas should structure the acquisition of a second home in Israel. Attorney Michael Sacofsky, who specializes in real estate transactional law as well as trust and estates law, explained what the purchaser should do to protect their assets.


Givat Adumim: Where Your Dreams Can Come True

We are blessed to live in a community where aliyah is on the minds of so many people. As much as many wish that it could happen, there are so many constraints that make the reality of such a dream highly unlikely at the present.

Gil Ovadia, representing Mitzpe Adumim, has come along at just the right


Bathroom Builders Takes a New Approach to Remodeling

Bathroom Builders is giving homeowners a refresh that slashes the expense, time and effort usually involved in bathroom remodeling. Three partners, with years of experience in the construction industry, have created a process that makes redoing a bathroom easy and affordable.


Ron Cohen Joins the Team at Keller Williams Realty

Real estate enthusiast Ron Cohen has joined the team at Keller Williams Realty. With more than 15 years of experience in the field, Cohen touts a background in real estate development and property management and is currently selling properties throughout the tri-State area.

Cohen was raised in Israel and


The Federal Reserve Quietly Makes A Monumental Change

We have been hearing a lot from the Federal Reserve over the past few months. Starting with an emergency meeting on a Sunday night in mid-March where Fed Chairman Jerome Powell cut overnight-banking rates to zero and launched a massive $700 billion quantitative easing program. This unprecedented move was followed with additional efforts


Coming Full Circle

When Kibbutz Lavi’s furniture company agreed to take on restoration work on a synagogue in Germany, what they didn’t know was that their own kibbutz members are direct descendants of the synagogue’s rabbi.

Viewing the breathtaking grandeur of the


Jacob’s Ladder Installs Air Purification Systems That Eliminate Viruses, Germs and Allergens

Scientists are taking a closer look at indoor ventilation as a culprit in transmitting COVID-19, according to a September 1 report in The Wall Street Journal. Researchers say air should be cleaned to prevent virus particles from circulating and reaching new targets. Jacob Finkel, a heating and air conditioning specialist


How a Smart Home Can Help You Save Money

(BPT) Hundreds of millions of people have sheltered in place as governments issue executive orders to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, many homes are becoming a fortress against the virus, a makeshift school, an office outpost and a daycare facility. As homeowners continue to spend more time at home


Can I Buy an Apartment Without Seeing It?

I’m Ben Levene, originally from London and I have been a real estate broker for the last 10 years in Israel. Over this time, and especially now, I have been receiving many questions from English-speakers who are interested in purchasing Israeli real estate; they often ask about purchasing from abroad, changes to foreign tax laws,


Falling Into Home Safety

(BPT) While the crisp autumn air signals the change of seasons, it also brings fire safety risks associated with fall activities, such as getting cozy around a campfire and burning candles. While spending more time at home and cooking more indoors as cooler weather approaches, it is important to be prepared. According to