Thursday, February 02, 2023

Real Estate

Nachlaot: A Cultural Mosaic of the Jewish Diaspora

Nachlaot is a cluster of over two dozen Jerusalem neighborhoods centrally located between Sha’are Chessed and the famous Machane Yehuda shuk. Nachlaot, which means lands of inheritance, became home to communities of Jews who emigrated from many different lands throughout the Diaspora.

Nachlaot’s neighborhoods were established beginning in the 1870s


Ganei HaEla - New Home For Olim in Ramat Bet Shemesh

(Bet Shemesh, Israel)—Twenty English-speaking families in Israel have signed on to join a new community in a prime suburban setting inside the popular town of Ramat Bet Shemesh. Ganei HaEla ( www.ganeihaela.com ) will be led by Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb, a dynamic and well respected


How to Buy a Great Investment Apartment

My friend recently asked me to help him purchase an apartment in Israel as an investment. David wanted to diversify his portfolio, which had been comprised of stocks, bonds and U.S. real estate.


As David lives in New Jersey and therefore won’t be a “hands-on” owner, he wanted to acquire an apartment in good


Magnificent Lodgings Around Israel

AssafPinchuk specializes in creating images of architecture, design, commerce and industry. Together with wife and business partner Miri, he has worked for a roster of clients that includes some of Israel’s leading companies and institutions. He’s also captured some of the country’s most magnificent homes and hotels within his lens.

Rachel Neiman is a


Creative and Affordable Housing Solutions In Israel

The Challenge

My client wanted to buy a 3-bedroom apartment within a ten minute walk of Emek Refaim, but didn’t have the budget to afford atraditional apartment in Katamon or the German Colony.

The Solution

Although she was adamant about location and budget, my client was flexible on other issues,


Keeping Permanent Life Insurance Permanent

Permanent life insurance is a descriptive term for a group of policies designed to remain in force for the entire life of the insured. Most permanent life insurance policies (such as whole life, variable life or universal life) also feature a cash value account, and this unique combination of a lifetime insurance benefit and tax-deferred accumulation can be a very


The Knesset is on Church Land?!?

My client informed me that he wanted to purchase an apartment in Talbieh between Jabotinsky Street (home of the Inbal Hotel) and King David Street. I mentioned to him that most apartments in this area are on land owned by the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem (the “church”), which surprised him as he had never heard about this before.

I then


Friendship Circles Honors Volunteers

The Friendship Circle hosted their Volunteer Evening of Appreciation on May 30 at Congregation Beth Aaron in Teaneck.  A beautiful dessert buffet welcomed everyone into the hall, followed by a heartwarming program.  Mr. Joel Vidal of Tenafly, a parent of a child with autism, spoke about the impact the Friendship Circle has had on his entire family.  An


Rechavia: Location, Location, Location

When people approach me to discuss buying a second home in Jerusalem, Rechavia is invariably the most requested neighborhood. And for good reason. Rechavia is within walking distance to the Kotel, in close proximity to many shuls, a short stroll to the hustle and bustle of the city center and Emek Refaim, and near cultural centers, hotels and


Getting The Best Deal On Your Refinancing

Have you been guaranteed the lowest interest rate available to refinance your home?  It’s not always as simple as it sounds. Understanding how rates work and the various fees that you may incur will give you a better perspective and help you improve your financial standing.

Mortgage brokers and banks lure clients by espousing rates that are “as low as they


Links Residential Opens Office in Teaneck

Teaneck—Links Residential, a subsidiary of Links Real Estate, LLC, announces the grand opening of its offices in Teaneck, NJ. The company offers a complete line of real estate services to clients located exclusively in Northern New Jersey’s Bergen County.

The company was founded by Marc Stein, a Teaneck native with more than a decade of experience in the

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