Friday, May 29, 2020

Real Estate

Mortgage Insurance: A Faster Way Into Your First Home

(BPT) For many Americans, the biggest hurdle in buying a home is the down payment. According to a recent report, 49% of non-homeowners stated that not having enough money for a down payment and closing costs was a major obstacle to purchasing a home. Many people also mistakenly believe lenders require a 20% down payment to qualify for


Eight Easy Ideas to Prevent Home Break-Ins

(BPT) Did you know most burglaries are home break-ins? Keeping your home secure is vital to the safety of yourself, your family and your belongings. Here are several simple ideas to increase your personal safety.

1. Install a home security system.



Need a Mortgage in Israel? Let Tivuch Shelly Be Your Guide

There’s more to buying a home in Israel than just finding a place that suits your needs, style and budget. For most people, there is the all-important issue of obtaining a mortgage.

At Tivuch Shelly, the veteran real estate company headed by Shelly Levine, the process of selling a


Have I Really Bought Only Half an Apartment?

Attorney Shlomi Ashkenazi recently shared with me a distressing story of a couple who bought an apartment “on paper” in a new project under construction in Jerusalem. The couple, let’s call them David and Yael, did not hire an attorney to represent them and relied on the developer’s lawyer to draft the contract and guide


5 Expenses to Consider when Flipping a House

Flipping a house can be a great way to make some serious cash. Those with a vision can see a diamond in the rough when they look at an old tear-down and know that with a little love, care, and elbow grease, it can be someone’s dream home. However, before you


A Friend in the Mortgage Business

This past Friday afternoon, I received a frantic call from an Attorney that I once worked with. He simply asked me, “How soon can you close on a mortgage?” While I know that we can close a mortgage in a matter of days, I also know that a question like that is preceded by “a story” and a slew of events that unfolded causing


The Ocean Pavilion Synagogue Is Here for You

(Courtesy of Ocean Pavilion Synagogue) The Yamim Tovim are over. The weather up north has already turned cold. Meanwhile, the ocean sparkles, palm trees sway in the soft breeze and South Florida readies for another sunny and beautiful winter season. Jewish visitors and seasonal residents often flock to the area around 41st Street


Royal Granite Rocks A New Showroom

Royal Granite and Tile has recently relocated to a new showroom, offering clients a bigger and better selection of countertops and tiles. Specializing in all types of stone including marble, granite, quartz and onyx, the store is located just a short ride from Bergen County in the heart of Spring Valley.


To the Moon and Back With Israel: Check Out the Lincoln Residence

Just a refresher to revert back to my last article over the summer in the Jewish Link reminiscing the “50” year colossal landmark anniversary of man’s first walk on the moon on July 20,1969.

Although it seemed enticing to have another potential location within which to sell real estate, it


Drain It With Run Run Rooter

Run Run Rooter, a sewer and drain service located in Rockland County, is now servicing the Northern New Jersey area. Sewer and drain blocks are an unfortunate part of life, yet they happen to the best of us, and as luck would have it, they usually occur at the most inconvenient times. No need to worry, said Eli Blau, owner of Run Run


Guaranteed Rate Moves to New Office

(Courtesy of Guaranteed Rate) Shimi Globman and his team at Guaranteed Rate, recently ranked the fifth-largest residential lender in the country, are proud to be part of the Teaneck business community. They’ve been working hard to show Teaneck all they have to offer. It’s no secret that they offer extremely competitive


Record-Breaking Numbers

Let’s first start with the indestructible stock market. Improving sentiment around the United States and China trade relations has contributed to the market’s record run over the past few days. The Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P have achieved record highs intra-day numbers and closings throughout the week. Upon reports of a