Monday, September 26, 2022

Real Estate

72% of Recent Homebuyers Have Regrets About Their Purchases

Approximately 3 in 4 Buyers Have Regrets About Their Home Purchase, according to a recent American Home Buyer survey from Anytime Estimate. As reported by CNBC, 30% of respondents said they spent too much money on their recent home purchase. Similarly, 30% of those surveyed said their regret was that of feeling pressured. 26% of


The Importance of Pre-Planning Your Purchase in Jerusalem

Being prepared for your property search will give you a massive advantage in Jerusalem real estate. You are in the early stages of purchasing real estate, but there are things that you can do that will ensure success when the time is right. What exactly does being prepared look like? Let’s take a look at three things to plan for your


End of Summer Market Report—No Relief for Buyers

The summer market is officially over and what is traditionally a slow time of year has indeed remained so. Long forgotten are the frenzied pandemic summers of recent memory. July felt more like a typical March when pent up demand and low interest rates translate into higher transaction volume. It is noteworthy that whereas in years


Money Can’t Buy Me Love

We recently sold a lovely apartment on Judah Touro Street, in Jerusalem’s Yemin Moshe section. This led to a lively WhatsApp group conversation about the life of Judah Touro.

Born in 1775 in Newport, Rhode Island, Touro was the son of Isaac Touro, the spiritual leader and cantor of the Newport


Time to Be a Student Again

Once in an interview at a prestigious business school, a panel of admission professors began interviewing prospective students for entry to the school. One of the weaker students entered the room and sat nervously on a chair in front of them. His grades were beneath the school’s requirements, and he had no other redeeming attributes on


Renters: Transform Your Apartment From Drab to Fab

(StatePoint) When living in a rental, it can be challenging to make the space feel like home. While you may not be there long term, that doesn’t mean you can’t make it your own with some creative, non-permanent updates. Here are a few tips to make your rental feel more customized to you.


    A Quiet End to the Summer

    My granddaughter attended her first summer at sleepaway camp this year. She is 9 and going into fourth grade. When my son told me the news, my whole body flooded with memories of my summers as a young child. My father, from the time I was 9 years old, organized trips to Israel during July and August. He was a lifelong educator and


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    Should I Wait to Make Aliyah To Buy Israel Real Estate?

    “If I am looking to make aliyah in the next five to 10 years, do I buy then or should I be looking to buy now?”

    This is a common question I get from many of my clients. There are a few factors to consider in this scenario.

    Purchase Tax vs. Market


    How to Turn an Overgrown Field Into a Beautiful Yard

    (BPT) There it is - a big, messy, overgrown field of weeds, grass, tree stumps, rocks and who knows what else, just begging for some loving. It’s an eyesore that you (and your neighbors) have been wanting to tackle for a long time, but you weren’t sure exactly how to go about it.

    Before you


    Why Wait? Get Into a Home Sooner With Private Mortgage Insurance

    (BPT) For the past several years, homebuyers have faced a hot housing market and home prices have risen at what can seem like an intimidating rate. In today’s market, it could take a family earning the national median income up to 14 years to save for a 20% down payment plus closing costs, according to U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI). It is


    What Is Your Exit Strategy?

    This week I had an important appointment in New York City that I could not be late for. I made sure to plan ahead. I checked how the traffic would be daily for the three days prior, and I left myself more than enough time to get there on time.

    Of course, as you can imagine, despite my best preparations,

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