Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Real Estate

Close Quarters

We’re in the market for a new house. It doesn’t actually have to be new, just new to us. Our current house isn’t tiny, but our kids keep getting bigger, and our house does not.

Right now, we have something called a “starter house.” No one dies in a starter house


West Orange, Fair Lawn Named Among NJ’s Best Places to Live

According to a report by the Movoto Real Estate website, West Orange and Fair Lawn are considered among the ten best towns to live in New Jersey. The study looked at seven criteria: total amenities (pizza places, bagel stores, and diners), amenities per person, cost of living, crime, education (high school degree attainment rate


Eleven Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Under $100

Wouldn’t it be nice to approach your home’s entrance with a grin instead of a grimace? Take our tips for beating a clear, safe, and stylish path to your front door.

First impressions count–not just for your friends, relatives, and the UPS guy, but for yourself.


Ask The Realtor

When is a good time to buy?

Most buyers tend to purchase during spring and summer months but do not realize that the purchase of real estate continues into the fall and winter. Many more opportunities exist during these months when you are not competing with a high volume of


Zionism For The Jet-Set

Twenty-five years ago, Rabbi Marc Schneier and his family spent six wonderful weeks vacationing in Israel’s affluent Herzliya Pituach neighborhood. That summer proved to be a transformative experience, as the cosmopolitan city offered a fascinating dichotomy.

The city boasted


How Can I Prepare For A Good Inspection?

Once you’ve completed the Attorney Review of your contract, your prospective purchasers will set up an appointment for a physical inspection of your property. The State of New Jersey requires all property inspectors to be licensed. Whether your house is old, new, or recently renovated, I have yet to see an inspector write up a report


Using Your Senses to Sell Your Home

We’ve seen what seems like dozens of home selling checklists on the web. They can be helpful, but there can also be a lot to remember. And let’s face it, if you’re trying to sell your home, you’re already up to your eyeballs in things to remember. What we’d like to do, therefore, is take those checklists and cut them down to size,


Mistakes for the Homebuyer to Avoid

So you’ve gone over the pros and cons of renting versus owning a home and you’ve decided to buy a home. Congratulations! If you hadn’t figured it out yet, you will soon enough: The home buying process is stressful for everyone involved. That’s the bad news. Here’s the good news: You can take a lot of that stress out of the process


Enhancing Curb Appeal

Put your best face forward when it comes to presenting your home for sale. These tips will help ensure that when buyers drive up to your home it’ll be a case of love at first sight.

Color me beautiful. Nothing perks up a home’s exterior better or faster than revitalizing coats of


How to Value Your Home?

This is the most frequently asked question when meeting with prospective clients who are thinking about selling their home. There is no “one size fits all” rule in real estate. A Fair Market Analysis is the one that is used most often in determining a sale price.

Recent comparable sales is a good


How Are Property Taxes Computed?

In Israel, just like in the rest of the world, owners of real estate have to pay property taxes, which are used to support city administrative activities such as garbage collection and maintenance of parks and roads.

In Israel, property taxes are called “arnona,” an ancient Greek word which


50 Indian Jews from ‘Lost Tribe’ Move to Israel

(JNS.org) A group of around 50 Bnei Menashe Jews from India immigrated to Israel on Tuesday, Israel Hayom reported. The new Israelis, said to descend from one of the 10 “lost tribes,” were greeted at Ben-Gurion International Airport by Immigrant Absorption Minister Sofa Landver.

The group’s move to Israel was facilitated by the Shavei Israel organization.