Friday, August 06, 2021

Real Estate

Successful Closings Require A Team Effort

In all professional settings, licensed real estate agents are expected to conduct themselves with the highest level of professionalism, expertise, dedication and loyalty when representing clients in either a sale or a purchase. Selling real estate on all levels of representation is a job for a compassionate, caring, knowledgeable person who


How Much Does Your Mortgage Weigh?

I had two conversations last week that were very similar, but the conversations were in fact completely different in so many ways. These were two individuals looking to refinance their mortgage – both loan amounts would be below $548,250 – which is the best tier for getting the lowest possible rates, and both with substantial equity in


Top Backyard Renovations for 2021 Help You Overcome Cabin Fever

(BPT) A year into the pandemic and cabin fever has set in. The typical isolation and restlessness has many people looking for ways to update their homes to provide a sense of comfort and connection to the outdoors. The goal is to create a safe, calm oasis at home, drawing inspiration from biophilic designs, which means enhancements


Setting the Record Straight With James Tighe

Part 2

While the sight of an excavator sitting on the front lawn of your neighbor’s home was quite the spectacle 50 years ago, today it seems the norm as much of Northern New Jersey retires its 100 year old homes in favor of “new construction.” Large-scale development began in the early


Answering Buyers’ and Sellers’ Most Pressing Questions

Almost daily, I’m inundated with questions from eager, nervous and new sellers and buyers. To help these buyers and sellers—and others in similar positions—I’ve selected six of the most common questions I’ve gotten of late and given comprehensive answers that I feel cover the bases.


ONE500, Teaneck’s New Residential Community, Now Fully Occupied

One of the newest structures on the Teaneck skyline is the ONE500 residential community located on the northwest corner of State Street and Teaneck Road and extending about half a block west on State Street. The Jewish Link has learned that the building is at its full occupancy of 228 units, with


How and Where to Add Plants in Your Home

(StatePoint) So you want to become a plant parent? How do you make sure your new green “baby” will thrive in your home or apartment?

When selecting the best spaces in your home for different types of plants, it’s important to consider light, humidity and maintenance required, as well as


Tips for Selling Your Home


When selling your home, every small step you take can end up making a big difference. There are lots you should do (and shouldn’t) if you want the best shot at selling for an optimal price, as well as ensuring the process is smooth. Selling your home can be a very stressful process, but fortunately, there’s plenty of resources out there that can help


My Story (Part I)

It was 4:00 AM on January 17, 2008, a day after my birthday, when I was awoken by lots of buzzing emanating from my phone. Lehman Brothers, the fourth-largest investment bank in the United States, was immediately shuttering its entire mortgage operations. A few months later, the 161-year-old firm declared


What Causes My Real Estate Taxes to Go Up? Setting the Record Straight

The most prevalent of all tax related questions is sale price and what impact it will have on one’s future real estate taxes. We were able to pose this and many other important questions to James Tighe, Teaneck’s tax assessor, and his answers will be featured here over the coming weeks.


Teaneck Teen Starts Power-Washing Business

As the summer season kicks off, Jacob Dahan, Teaneck resident and recent graduate of Ohr Yisrael in Tenafly, has created an innovative power-washing business for outdoor household needs.

After his mother requested he do a quick cleaning of their own house, Jacob immediately noticed the


Nine Steps to Finding the Perfect Price for Your Home

Irrespective of whether you’re in a buyer’s or seller’s market, your home’s asking price will determine how quickly and for how much your home sells. Pricing carries more weight now than ever before since buyers have easy access to market data through MLS and Zillow. If you want to be smart about pricing, to expedite the sale and

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