Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Real Estate

August is National Curb Appeal Month: Tips to Give Your Home a Facelift

(StatePoint)Want to get your home noticed? There are many ways to add value and design appeal to your house’s exterior, and doing so is important, say experts.

“If you’re selling your home, updates add value and curb appeal. And if you’re staying long-term, these improvements


Home Shop Like a Warrior

Or, As They Say in the Boy Scouts, “Be Prepared!”

When shopping for a home, most of the time you’ll be asked for a preapproval or a mortgage commitment. Real estate Brokers typically request and some demand that buyers have them in hand before making an offer to the seller. There is


Every Deal Is a Learning Experience

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


Finance Your House in Israel

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®

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


Reverse Mortgage Financing – Preserving Lifestyle & Assets

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).

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What Is the Purpose of Doing a Home Inspection?

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


Making the Most of Your Kitchen

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?


Finding Your Dream Home

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


Are All Tax Rates Equal?

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.


Housing Reform and Its Impact on Overseas Buyers

Real estate prices in Israel have nearly doubled since 2007, and over the past


Finding a Lender for Your Purchase

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

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