Friday, June 09, 2023

Real Estate

Finalizing a Transaction

Things were much simpler years ago. When my husband and I bought our home 43 years ago, we put down a hundred dollar binder. There were no inspections and we didn’t need a Certificate of Occupancy. Our lawyer wrote up a contract, and buyers and sellers signed it. There were no riders involved. We then went to the bank, got a


Winter is Coming

Not just yet. But as we watch summer slip away, it is hard to believe it’s almost over. Nobody wants to think about snow and ice when we are sitting outside enjoying fresh mountain air and swimming at the beach. It often seems that when we are enjoying good times, we forget about the challenging moments, acting as if good times


Variable or Fixed: What’s Your Mortgage Pleasure?

Sorting through mortgages involves making a lot of critical choices. One of those choices may be deciding between between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage financing. Fixed-rate mortgage payments are fixed throughout the life of the loan whereas adjustable-rate mortgages a/k/a variable-rate mortgages a/k/a ARMs can have rate and


Ask the Realtor

Featuring Annekee Brahver-Keely, Broker Sales-Associate, Russo Real Estate

ASK THE REALTOR®: What should I do to prepare my house for sale?

ABK: More often than not, sellers are focusing on the wrong things.


Five Over-the-Top Outdoor Improvements for DIYers

(BPT)A beautiful backyard has become a suburban status symbol, much like a brand-new car in the driveway. Upgrading your outdoor space is not only uplifting, it’s practical, too. A great backyard expands your living space, enhances your enjoyment of your home and can boost resale value.


Ask the Realtor

Is my offer safe once we are in attorney review?

Attorney Review is a period of three days, which could be more or less, depending on the attorney’s schedule. The contract is the most important part of the transaction. It determines your rights, risks and obligations.


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).

The Reverse

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