Monday, July 04, 2022

Real Estate

Renovate Our Dining Room or Take the Family to Disney World?

A few years ago a group of my friends surprised me in the office and while drinking coffee, one of them stepped away to take a phone call. A few minutes later she came back to the group and told us about the upsetting conversation she had just had with her daughter.

“Mike and I are


Joe Brikman: The Realtor You Need in South Florida

With winter upon us, there’s no better time to start thinking about moving to Florida. With a record-breaking real estate market that is making heads spin, the right agent is the key to helping you find just the right property for your lifestyle.

Good thing for Joe Brikman, The Modern Day


What’s the Point?!

Did you know – The moon and Earth are constantly moving along their own orbits so, on average, the moon is about 238,855 miles from Earth. I bring this up not to educate people on space exploration, but because I heard an interesting stat related to the Apollo rocket. The Apollo rocket to the moon was only on course 3% of the time. For


New Homebuyers Unite

Buying a new home shouldn’t be so challenging. However, because there are so few homes for sale, today’s buyers often are bidding against each other, pushing prices higher than the original asking price. In many cases, buyers are paying top dollar for much older homes, often with various issues that create frustrating and


Who Controls the Thermostat?

I was on my way to a showing earlier this week on a blustery, freezing day. I thought it might be a good idea to ask the sellers to raise the temperature in the house before the buyers arrived. A toasty, warm home would surely help create a more inviting environment. The husband picked up the phone and after I made my


Apples to Apples, Homes to Homes

We’ve endured the COVID pandemic since 2020, with the hopes that each New Year would bring salvation and respite. Unfortunately, as the last digits 20 turned to 22 two years later, the concern of spread and sickness loomed further. Being assured now that the latest strain, omicron, is not as fatal and typically does not go deep


Free Homebuyers Seminar This Sunday, January 16, in Teaneck and Online

(Courtesy of Links Residential) Are you wondering about the advantages of owning your own home versus paying rent to the landlord each month? Are you aware of what you need to ensure that your first time home-buying experience will go smoothly and be everything you’ve imagined? Are you ready to make the move


Exceeding Expectations With Russo’s Steven Finkelstein

Steven Finkelstein of Russo Real Estate is a people person with a propensity for excellent customer service. Like many brokers, he is expert in the marketplace and has an in-depth understanding of the industry, but his talents as an agent surpass those standards, promising not only a successful experience but also an enjoyable


‘Off The Wall Blinds’ Offers Personalized At-Home Service to Bergen County

After 20 successful years of expert, stylish service to the Lakewood and New York communities, Nechama and Kaddish Abramowitz are expanding their service to the Bergen County area. “Off The Wall Blinds” will now be available to you weekly in the convenience of your home. Visits can be arranged for mornings or


One Million Dollars...

“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth.” With those words proclaimed by President John F. Kennedy before a joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961 – the “space race” between the United States of America


Low-Down-Payment Programs

Whether you’re buying in Orlando, West Hartford or Teaneck, there’s a good chance you might be considering buying with a lower down payment.

The standard down payment that enables you to avoid additional cost for a home is 20%, however, there are many programs that allow a lower down payment, with


Smart Home, Powered by Alexa

Part I

My home was built in 1925, so I am basically trying to implement Jetson technologies in a Flintstone home. But I love every brick, stone and piece of older wiring. I would not “switch” for the world.

Nonetheless, I still face

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