I have been working in the field of real estate for over 30 years. I thought I heard and saw it all. Two problems recently came to my attention that I would like to share with anyone who owns a home, is looking to buy or sell a home, and/or anyone who rents a home.
During a home inspection at a
You are about to buy a home in Israel. As you prepare for that amazing feeling of owning in Eretz Yisroel, you should also prepare for its unique forms of red tape and bureaucracy. There are numerous issues one must address that are different from the process in the U.S., including title, investor tax and others. Financing is very different
ASK THE REALTOR:What characteristics should I be looking for when searching for the right realtor?
ERIC WEIN: Honesty is king. Purchasing a home is often the largest investment one will make so it’s of utmost importance to work with a Realtor® you can trust. You
This article is dedicated to the sand•wich gen•er•a•tion — noun a generation of people, typically in their thirties or forties, responsible for bringing up their own children and for the care of their aging parents (and also those who want to benefit from financial awareness).
The purpose of a home inspection is to determine if there are serious defects in the home you are buying. The standard New Jersey Association of Realtors contract contains an inspection contingency for structural and environmental defects. Generally, buyers have 10 days from the contract to perform a home, termite and radon
When deciding where to spend your money for updating your home, any realtor will advise you that the kitchen is an important place to begin. Giving this space an update will give you more enjoyment and function out of the room and definitely give you the most return on your investment when it is time to sell. So where to begin?
If you’re a first time home buyer, you may find house hunting a daunting task. Here a few tips to make the search a little easier:
If you have special needs that must be addressed you should make that clear to the realtor you’re working with. If you’re trying to buy on your own, you have to do your
Having sold homes for over thirty years, I am well aware the variety of factors that need to be considered when both choosing an area and selecting a home. Typically, factors depend on where your friends are, what schools are in the neighborhood and houses of worship, transportation accessibility, and so on and so forth.
Finding a lender is easy! Your realtor has a name, your lawyer has a name, even your uncle Yanki has a name. Having a referral from someone you trust is certainly a smart way to seek professional services. However, your interests may not always be the same as those of the person making the referral. The realtor wants the deal to close and
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
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