Monday, September 26, 2022

Real Estate

Extend Your Living Space Outdoors With a Pergola

(BPT) Do dreams of lazy days soaking up the sun have you looking for ways to extend your living space outdoors? You’re not alone. According to a recent Qualified Remodeler magazine survey on the latest outdoor living trends, creating the ultimate backyard now has as much priority with homeowners as kitchens, bathrooms and other


Carmei Gat, Israel: The New Affordable Anglo Community

(Courtesy of Tivuch Shelly) An up-and-coming new neighborhood is being built in the northern part of Kiryat Gat. Carmei Gat is only 35-40 minutes from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, so you can live here and work anywhere. The Carmei Gat project will include 10,000 units including two- to four-bedroom apartments, duplexes and single-family


Five Ways to Be More Sustainable

(StatePoint) You don’t have to be a sustainability expert to incorporate elements of eco-friendly living into your everyday routine. This summer, think about the small changes you can make that can add up to make a bigger difference.

  • Store Sustainably: Single-use plastics are difficult

Tell Them What They Want To Hear

I received an email from a reporter at a leading national publication with whom I have previously worked. She said she was working on an article about the impact of the Federal Reserve rate hikes and wanted to know if the upcoming Fed action would impact Adjustable Rate Mortgages (“ARMs”). I immediately replied to confirm that I


Sea and Surf in the Holy Land

Live the coastal life in Netanya, Israel.

(Courtesy of Tivuch Shelley) In the last few months, Tivuch Shelly has had much success leading scores of buyers from overseas to settle or invest in the beautiful resort city of Netanya. We currently represent four residential


Reasons to Consider A Metal Roof

(StatePoint) One of the most important considerations for any major home project is its return on investment. That’s why experts point to metal as a solid choice for roofing.

“If you’re looking for that elusive combination of beauty, longevity and energy efficiency, metal roofing is a smart


Massive Layoffs Everywhere I Look…

The US economy has officially rehired all the jobs that were lost during the pandemic. This was confirmed after a blowout jobs report for July that unexpectedly showed a gain of over 528,000 jobs, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This monthly gain was more than double what the most aggressive economists


Green Cleaning Product Trends With a Powerful Impact on the Planet

(BPT) You want to change how you clean to be more green, but there is an overwhelming amount of products that claim to be better for the environment. Separating hype from reality can be confusing, but when you look more closely at what’s trending, you’ll find the best options not only make a difference for the


Kingdom in the Sky

When my kids were young we often arranged our Shabbat meals together with other families whose children were of similar age. We encouraged them to sit as long as could be reasonably expected, certainly had them stay for discussions on the weekly Torah portion, but then they were dismissed—off to go play with their friends. It


The Times They Are A-Changin’

The lyrics of a popular song sung by Bob Dylan, “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” truly depict today’s turbulent times. Sudden changes are always difficult to face and the challenges are now evident in our daily lives.

I barely recognize the prices of yesteryear when a yummy Shabbat


The Path Ahead

Several months ago, Moshe Kinderlehrer, the publisher of this paper, agreed that I would start a column focusing on people interested in downsizing their home. My first article was going to start like this:

I recently received my Medicare card. I’m turning 65 in a month and I’ve decided it’s time


In the Center of It All

The other day, Dan Leffel, our company’s Modiin maven, was raving to me about the Modiin Absorption Department’s extensive olim services. At that moment, I understood why this beautiful, friendly city has become a popular destination for olim: American-style customer service.

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