Friday, October 30, 2020

Real Estate

Who CARES? Some Valuable Information Not Able To Be Heard In A Loud World

We have always lived in a very noisy world. That world has only gotten louder with the Covid-19 pandemic. On the one hand, information is accessible like never before, but the vast noise to get what you need is deafening. As the world continued to adapt to the necessary social distancing requirements, the necessity to truly be


COVID-19 Positive

My last article reporting on real estate market trends alluded to the fact that our homes have either become our sanctuary or our temporary prison since the lockdown mandate more than a month ago.

The Shabbat after Purim, we began to follow enforced restrictions regarding close social contact.


The Future of Israel Real Estate

COVID-19 has afflicted the entire world, leaving death, pain, financial suffering, fear and dread in its wake. One silver lining is that the pandemic has provided us with an opportunity for introspection, to reexamine our lives and reevaluate our priorities. A number of friends have shared these sentiments with us, and


Mortgage Rates Under 3.00?

I hope everyone had a great Pesach, in what was truly a unique experience for most. I think its fair to say that most people are experiencing unimaginable deviations from their norms, the likes of which we have never seen in our lifetime. Of course, continued prayers to all those who have been impacted and affected by the Coronavirus in


How a Deck Can Make Staying Home More Enjoyable

(BPT) With so many people across the country staying put in their homes right now, a fun and functional outdoor space is more important than ever. Amusement parks and concerts are closed or canceled and spring is around the corner, beckoning families outdoors. Millions of people are working remotely and looking for a more


Mortgage Relief and COVID-19 Scams: What You Need to Know

(StatePoint) Unfortunately, during times of hardship, families are often targeted by fraud artists attempting to take advantage of those needing assistance. The COVID-19 crisis is no exception, with many scammers pretending to extend a critical lifeline to struggling homeowners through so-called “foreclosure rescue fraud.”


Play Safe at Home With a Fun-Filled Family Staycation

(StatePoint) Staying at home and practicing social distancing can feel more challenging as the weather warms and the itch for family fun at the beach becomes stronger. However, being socially responsible does not mean you need to put the fun on hold.

Consider these ideas from the experts at


Heroism in the Warsaw Ghetto

Many schools across Israel distribute yahrzeit candles for students and their families to light on the evening of Yom HaShoah. Affixed to the candle is the name of a Holocaust victim and a QR code (a type of barcode) that one can scan to learn about that person. As 6 million is such a large and unfathomable number, the


277 Merrison Street, Teaneck

Vacant move in ready solid brick colonial in the heart of Teaneck on oversized 50 by 160 lot. First floor has EF, LR with wood burning FPL, large DR that seats 12+ and a bright family room surrounded by windows overlooking the fully fenced backyard. True eat-in-kitchen with space for a full table is renovated with stainless


Lessons in Lending

I am plagued, no pun intended, as I sit here deliberating about what I should be writing about for my article this week. I have repeated too many times to count, about the myriad of stimulus from the United States Government that is being made available to individuals and businesses who are in need. I am winded from talking to so many


The Banana King

I recently gave a lecture titled, “The Streets of Jerusalem,” and mentioned that many streets in Kiryat Menachem and Kiryat Hayovel are named after Central American countries—such as Guatemala, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama. These countries voted in favor of the United Nations Partition Plan on November 29, 1947,


Free Mortgage Payments For All?!

As the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the lives of everyone throughout the globe, in the mortgage world it feels like new challenges and threats continue to grow by the day. That said, I am certainly not equating the immeasurable damage being done as a result of the virus, and we continue to pray wholeheartedly