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Real Estate

Divorce and Housing

Not a pretty topic, but couples do separate and divorce. Many parties are involved, sides taken, opinions rendered and judgments made with reflex-like action. This article is neither about judgment nor philosophical and religious beliefs on the topic. The fact is that divorce exists and happens, family dynamics change and one home

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Ask the Realtor: Do I Really Need an Attorney?

ASK THE REALTOR: We are just about to make an offer on a property in New Jersey. We are financial stretched almost to our limit. We are trying to save wherever we can so we are thinking about not using an Attorney. Are there any other ways we can save money?

LYDIA RUSSO: No! No! No! The best money you

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Giving the Gift of Home

When we think of wedding gifts for the newlyweds what do we typically think of? Silverware, set of dishes, honeymoon trip, furniture, gift certificates etc….

What if, instead of buying the standard, beautiful and useful wedding gifts, people grouped together to contribute to the down payment

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Ask the Realtor

What are the risks of buying a house with an underground oil tank?

Many homes in Bergen County may have had an underground oil tank at one time or another and they are still in use today many having been in the ground since the 1900’s. During that time many tanks have corroded and some

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The Kid on the Block

Marc Stein Brings His Youthful Ideas to the Real Estate Business

When Marc Stein was a high school student growing up in Teaneck, he said he wasn’t really into the books and classwork. Instead, he wanted to get going already. He wanted to get his feet wet in the business world.

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Transforming Your Basement Into a Fun and Functional Space

Do you have a “finished” basement that still does not get used? Do you try and get your kids of all ages to go downstairs where they can have more room to hang out and play? If you and your family do not want to go downstairs for fear of the dark and dingy then it is time for an update.

Your

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Ask The Realtor

I am thinking of buying a home. What should be my first steps?

The first thing is to be qualified by a mortgage broker to determine what you can really afford together with taxes, home insurance and monthly mortgage payments. There is no point in falling in love with

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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

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Why You Should Use a Realtor to Sell Your Home

In today’s market, many sellers are trying to save costs somewhere and the first place they turn to is real estate commissions, resulting in their selling their homes on their own. When putting up a for sale by owner (FSBO), sellers need to make sure they are ready for the work ahead of them that an experienced and knowledgeable realtor

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Ask the Realtor

ASK THE REALTOR:I am looking to rent an apartment or house. Based on my income I figure that I can afford about $1,500–$1,900 each month. What advice can you give me about getting the best deal for my money?

LYDIA RUSSO:The first thing I would advise you to do is to go see

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Tzur Hadassah: An Alternative for Young Jerusalemites

Tzur Hadassah is one of Jerusalem’s suburbs and is undergoing a major expansion. Nestled in the Judean Hills within Israel’s “green line,” the community is just a short drive to Hadassah’s Ein Kerem medical center and eight miles from Jerusalem’s city limits. It is gaining the attention of many young

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Ask the Realtor: Issue 6

Why is it important to buy a house with a realtor?

An experienced realtor is very knowledgeable in the fluctuations of the real estate market as it pertains to each township. Given the recent decline and imbalance in the real estate market over the last few years, you do not

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