Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Real Estate

Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster or State of Emergency?

(BPT) If emergency officials in your community issued a mandatory evacuation order to get out of the path of a wildfire, hurricane or other natural disaster, would you know what to take with you, the evacuation route you would take and where you would go until it was safe to return home?



What Gets You Moving?

As the new year and new decade commence, countless new “resolutions” begin mounting. I always found it fascinating that a mere date on a calendar had such a profound impact on moving a person to take action about significant matters in their life. The fact of the matter is, while many are very aware of the critical things they ought to


Thousands Supercharge Their Businesses at OJBA’s Largest Ever Interstate Expo

(Courtesy of OJBA) OJBA has proven once again that its annual Interstate Expo is the place to be for anyone in the construction, management, real estate and related industries. Over 3,000 people flooded the Meadowlands Exposition Center on December 18, making it the largest and most successful expo to date for OJBA.


Make Room for Your Passions: How to Maximize Your Garage Space

(BPT) Did you know over half of Americans (59%) feel that engaging in hobbies helps relieve stress? This was one finding in a survey of over 3,000 Americans conducted in 2017 by Kelton Global on behalf of Gladiator, the nation’s leader in customizable garage and household organization solutions.


Better Baking: Five Things to Know About Your Oven

(BPT) Measuring, mixing, blending and kneading - there is so much that goes into the art of baking. You start with the right materials and techniques, but you also need to be familiar with how your oven works to get the best results.

Getting to know your oven could be the difference between a beautiful baked good and a not-so-great one. Here are five


Smart Homes Aren’t Smart Without Fire Sprinklers

(BPT) Today there are many automated options that make homes more comfortable, energy efficient, cost-effective and safe. Typically referred to as smart home technology, these features may include automating control of items such as lighting, temperature, window shades, surveillance cameras, locks, smoke alarms, even pet feeders.


Tips for Hosting Houseguests

(StatePoint) Hosting houseguests? For happier guests and hosts alike, you’ll want to be sure you’re equipped to accommodate all your overnighters. Here are a few pointers:

Special Considerations

You’ll likely know of any special considerations you will need to


Once In a Lifetime

By Shmuel Shayowitz

This week I had the privilege of attending the 12th Siyum HaShas celebration. Inspired at the First World Congress of the World Agudath Israel in Vienna in 1923 by Rabbi Meir Shapiro, this program shows us how the work of just one man can leave such a remarkable and lasting impression


Home Theater Tips for The Big Game and More

(StatePoint) From the Big Game to awards shows, you’ll want to ensure that you are prepared to host all the greatest television events of the season.

Here is how to upgrade the viewing experience for you and your guests well before kickoff:

• “Stadium” seating: When it comes to maximum


Looking to Buy a Home? 2020 May Be Your Year

(StatePoint) If buying a home is on your near-future to-do list, experts say that 2020 may be a good year to make it happen. Mortgage interest rates are near historic lows, providing you with the opportunity to finance a new home purchase at a much lower cost.

According to a new forecast from


Keep Aging Family Home-Safe With the Latest Technology

(BPT) Technological advancements are helping aging adults stay safe, comfortable and connected as they age in place. And, families can feel more confident about mom, dad and the grands living independently, especially around the holidays.


Oh, What a Year!

Although there are a few more days in the calendar year, I thought it fitting to use this article to highlight the year it has been across the market. Of course, with a few more trading days, the figures being highlighted in this piece might change, but as you will see, it has still been a monumental year in all categories. Numbers