Monday, September 26, 2022

Real Estate

The Four Buyers

The Passover Seder is designed for inclusivity. We proudly declare at the beginning of the meal (in Aramaic), “All that are present should join and eat!” Furthermore the mere size of the Paschal lamb advocates us to share the meal with more than our immediate families, as how else could we finish all that meat? Many of us would



According to the Jewish Virtual Library, a gareen is a small group of young Jews dedicated to establishing something new (usually a settlement or community) in Israel. I’ve started promoting the idea of creating a movement of similar minded people to do just that.

There are so many people over 55,


Judah Fried: A Top NYC Realtor Ready to Find Your Dream Home

Unlike most 16-year-olds, Judah Fried knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up. Now a top real estate agent in New York City, Judah discovered his calling after spending many Shabbat weekends with his grandfather Joseph.

After surviving the Holocaust, Joseph moved from Netanya,


Don’t ‘Pass-Over’ the Opportunity To Buy a Home in Israel

(Courtesy of Tivuch Shelly) Passover commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which our Jewish ancestors left Egypt and began the trek to freedom towards their homeland in Israel. Whether you choose to make aliyah or invest in Israel, you are choosing to realize and fulfill not only your personal dreams but the


Can I Afford This Apartment?

“How much money do I need to buy an apartment?” is a question often asked by clients trying to determine their budget.

There are a number of pieces of the financial puzzle to consider. The first piece is the price of the property. The second piece is financing. An overseas buyer can borrow


Ride the Wave

Rates are rising fast and that’s obviously no fun. We understand all the pain points real estate agents and buyers are going through right now. Higher rates have changed many dynamics, and so I would like to suggest some proactive strategies that you, as an agent, and as a borrower/buyer, should pay attention to.


Be Careful With Your ATM

An older woman went to her local bank branch to withdraw some cash from her account. She handed her ATM card to the teller and said, “I would like to withdraw $10.” The teller sighed and hastily told her, “Maam, you need to use the ATM for withdrawals less than $1000.” The old lady asked, “Why? Why can’t I withdraw just $10 if I


First Quarter Statistics 2022: Just the Facts

With the end of spring break and Passover upon us, the spring market is officially here and understanding the statistics, though not as entertaining as walking in on a showering tenant who had purportedly vacated two weeks earlier, is something we ought not avoid discussing in this column.



Building Community in Ramat Beit Shemesh

(Courtesy of Tivuch Shelley) In the new exciting area Neve Shamir, Ramat Beit Shemesh, we have completed sales of the first wave of new housing and are now working on the second wave to be completed in less than three years. For people whose aliyah is imminent, we still have apartments available that will be completed in


How to Cut Time Taking Care of Really Big Yards

(BPT) You love your space and freedom. It’s your pride and joy. Acres of land surround your home in the country offering peace and quiet from the worries of the world. But, what you may not necessarily love is all the time it takes to care for it. After all, you’d rather be fishing, hunting, going off-road with your ATV, or


HVAC READY Offers Knowledge, Efficiency and Excellent Customer Service

HVAC units are a critical part of any building, providing cooling and dehumidification during the hot days of the year, warmth on the cold ones, and protection against mold growth all year. Teaneck-based HVAC READY LLC offers an array of services related to cooling, heating and air purification. Its principals have a deep


Predicting the Unpredictable

Someone recently told me a great story about a gynecologist that had a “perfect” track record of predicting the sex of a baby before the first ultrasound. He was renowned for always getting it right and attracted much attention. People could not understand how his guesses were impeccable.

This Doctor

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