Friday, September 18, 2020

Real Estate

Repurpose on Purpose Part Two

Over the years, we all seem to collect a lot of prescription bottles. It’s really such a shame to throw them out, so I am sharing some ideas to repurpose them.

These bottles fit perfectly inside your car’s glove compartment or door cubby, and they’re great for storing change or


Where’s My Toaster?

Buy 10 coffees at Lazy Bean and get one free.

Accumulate 40,000 points on your credit card and earn a free flight

Buy two packages of diapers at Target and receive a $10 gift certificate.

These are just a few of the many promotions


Solutions to a Common Design Dilemma

You’ve moved into a new home whose kitchen was renovated by the prior owner. It has sleek stainless steel appliances, gleaming granite, and tile in like-new condition. It’s beautiful and state of the art, but let’s be honest: it’s not your taste. The cabinets, etc. are relatively new and it would be a waste to tear them all


In Real Estate, Not Everything That Glitters Is Gold

Not everything that glitters is gold. I first heard that cliche about 25 years ago when my father was telling his client not to buy a house. The anxious buyer desperately wanted to put in an all-cash offer on a discounted house that would surely be sold quickly. My father, his real estate agent at the time, thought


Smart Design

In the era of smart phones and smart cars shouldn’t the design of our homes also be “smart?” And what does smart mean when referring to our homes? Let’s explore how we can use technology in the design and function of our homes.

When homeowners look to update or renovate their homes they


The ‘Trigger List’ Conundrum

You hear a radio or TV commercial for residential mortgage loans and decide it sounds great. You call or log in to a website and apply. All of a sudden, you are barraged with irritating and non-stop phone calls from a gazillion competing lenders, ultimately annoying you, if not confusing you. What the heck is going on


A Little Bit Of This, A Little Bit Of That

When cleaning out your freezer, it’s a great idea to keep a freezer inventory sheet on the front door of the freezer. That way you can write down what the contents are and it will keep you super organized. You can write the dates you placed your item in the freezer so you can assure it doesn’t stay there longer than it should. When


Everything You Need to Know About Shipping to Israel

Making aliyah or moving to Israel? Kef International Shipping has announced multiple free events and is offering its acclaimed live evening seminar at 7:30 on March 1, at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun at 641 West Englewood Avenue, in Teaneck. The seminar will be given by Rabbi Adam Perlman,


Chanukah A Fun Holiday For All

Hard to believe Chanukah is creeping up quickly. Here are some of my staple recipes I’d love to share with you.

Luscious Latkes

4 potatoes

1 small onion grated

4 eggs


Working With an Interior Designer to Demystify the Design Process

Remodeling your existing home or designing a new home can be an exciting but overwhelming process. Whether you are starting from scratch or giving a room or two a makeover, hiring a professional will streamline the process and save you both time and money as well as give you a cohesive and beautiful design and flow to your


Living Large in a Small Space

I am often confronted with the challenge of how to make better use of small spaces. No matter how large or small our homes are, we always want to maximize our spaces visually and practically. Visually, there are tricks we can use to make a small room appear larger and function better. What we want is to get the most


How Can I Be a More Competitive Buyer?

Today’s housing market is becoming more competitive because of fewer quality homes available in the Bergen County market. Serious buyers should consider looking for a home to purchase no more than 2-3 months before deciding to close on a home; otherwise, it may not still be on the market when you finally make up your mind. If you see a