Thursday, March 30, 2023

Real Estate

Tips to Upgrade Your Home’s Exterior

StatePoint--Curb appeal is important in setting a welcoming tone. And if your home is for sale, an attractive exterior becomes crucial.

“Realtors tell us that potential home buyers make a ‘street decision’ in less than 12 seconds on whether or not to view a home,” says Niki Decker of Fypon, a leader in the synthetic millwork industry.


Tips to Make the Most of Small Spaces

StatePoint–No matter where you live, you want to make the most of your available living and storage space.

This is especially true for residents in urban areas who typically have smaller living spaces. And urban living is on the rise. As of 2010, more than half of all people lived in an urban area, and


Ask the Realtor

My Realtor wants me to fill out a Property Disclosure…what is the purpose?

During the course of owning a home many of us make repairs or expand to enhance the beauty and value of our investment. This is something that we want to share with potential buyers to achieve the best possible


Nina Eizikovitz Joins Links Residential Real Estate

Nina Eizikovitz has recently joined Links Residential Real Estate of Teaneck, New Jersey. Originally from Fair Lawn, she has lived in Bergen County her entire life and currently resides in Bergenfield with her husband and four children.

Nina has spent over a decade working with non-profit organizations in both professional and volunteer capacities. With a


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 falling in love with homes that do not fit in the parameters of what you can realistically


Using Your Senses to Sell Your Home

We’ve seen what seems like dozens of home selling checklists on the web. They can be helpful, but there can also be a lot to remember. And let’s face it, if you’re trying to sell your home you’re already up to your eyeballs in things to remember. What we’d like to do, therefore, is take those checklists and cut them down to size–specifically, a


A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – Or More Than That!

“A recent survey found that 86% of home seekers find photos to be the most useful feature online when it comes to real estate.”

Today, buyers are busier than ever and rarely find the opportunity to “drive-by” a home or attend an open house. Instead, the first impression buyers most often get of their “dream home” is from photos that accompany an


Saba Maimon and the Repayment Problem

I had the good fortune to discuss mortgage issues with former Bergenfield resident Dovid Preil, who is a senior mortgage broker with First Israel Mortgages, which specializes in serving the Anglo community.

GB: What issues should my clients be aware of when shopping for a mortgage in Israel?

DP: Penalties. Allow me to illustrate with a story about a


The West Englewood Neighborhood Turkey

Summer just ended, it can’t be Thanksgiving already, can it? But really, let’s talk turkey: Teaneck wild turkey, that is. For a number of hours last Sunday, and intermittently since, a beautiful 15-18 pounder was seen strutting its stuff in the middle of Windsor Road, near Churchill, while drivers drove around it, gobbling politely. Later, it was seen


Ganei Ha’Ela: The Next Great Community for Olim

Representatives of Ganei Ha’Ela, a new community in Ramat Beit Shemesh, will be visiting New York and New Jersey next week to meet with potential buyers. Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb, rabbi of the community, and Shelly Levine from Tivuch Shelly, the exclusive agent of the project, will be hosting an informational “open house” in Teaneck/Bergenfield area on


Modi’in Has Arrived

Modi’in is a beautiful young city that has become a popular destination for olim. Founded in 1993, Modi’in is well planned, with large swaths of protected land for parks. Designed to be Israel’s fourth-largest city, the population is almost 100,000 people–20% of whom are native English speakers


Who Has Your Best Interests in Mind?

What I’m about to say will make some people very, very uncomfortable, especially those people who have purchased property with a real estate broker!

Who hasn’t told a real estate broker, “Tell them I’ll give them up to $1.7 million but really I’ll go up to $1.85?” The numbers might be different in your case, but when a broker asks you what the true

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