Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Real Estate

Be Careful With Your ATM

An older woman went to her local bank branch to withdraw some cash from her account. She handed her ATM card to the teller and said, “I would like to withdraw $10.” The teller sighed and hastily told her, “Maam, you need to use the ATM for withdrawals less than $1000.” The old lady asked, “Why? Why can’t I withdraw just $10 if I


First Quarter Statistics 2022: Just the Facts

With the end of spring break and Passover upon us, the spring market is officially here and understanding the statistics, though not as entertaining as walking in on a showering tenant who had purportedly vacated two weeks earlier, is something we ought not avoid discussing in this column.



Building Community in Ramat Beit Shemesh

(Courtesy of Tivuch Shelley) In the new exciting area Neve Shamir, Ramat Beit Shemesh, we have completed sales of the first wave of new housing and are now working on the second wave to be completed in less than three years. For people whose aliyah is imminent, we still have apartments available that will be completed in


How to Cut Time Taking Care of Really Big Yards

(BPT) You love your space and freedom. It’s your pride and joy. Acres of land surround your home in the country offering peace and quiet from the worries of the world. But, what you may not necessarily love is all the time it takes to care for it. After all, you’d rather be fishing, hunting, going off-road with your ATV, or


HVAC READY Offers Knowledge, Efficiency and Excellent Customer Service

HVAC units are a critical part of any building, providing cooling and dehumidification during the hot days of the year, warmth on the cold ones, and protection against mold growth all year. Teaneck-based HVAC READY LLC offers an array of services related to cooling, heating and air purification. Its principals have a deep


Predicting the Unpredictable

Someone recently told me a great story about a gynecologist that had a “perfect” track record of predicting the sex of a baby before the first ultrasound. He was renowned for always getting it right and attracted much attention. People could not understand how his guesses were impeccable.

This Doctor


Going Up … Going Up

The phrase “going up” can mean many wonderful things in a variety of settings. It could be a euphemism for something positive, an escalation in greatness. In a Biblical setting, “going up” to Mount Sinai is the paradigm of height and achievement. Making aliyah, climbing the career ladder and increasing levels of spirituality are all


You Say Summer Kitchen, I Say Pesach Kitchen

Many years ago I was approached by an older couple to help sell their home. They had raised their family of five in this house and had lived there for over 35 years. It was a cute four bedroom that was kept nicely and seemed to fit very neatly into what a normal house might look like in suburban Northern New Jersey. When


ARM Yourself!

Fixed rates are up, but still pretty good, if you don’t compare them to the lowest point in time (wishful thinking and not human nature—I know). An alternative and great solution may be to explore Adjustable-Rate Mortgage products. Borrowers who are interested in saving money with a lower interest rate may benefit. In the past,


How Wellness Is Driving All Things Home Improvement

(BPT) When you think about your health, eating well, exercising regularly and getting adequate sleep likely come to mind. What you may not realize is the dramatic influence your spaces have on your overall well-being, mentally and physically. This means for good health, you need to take a closer look at your home.


Decorate to De-Stress

One of my dearest friends is a professional organizer, and she excels at what she does. Recently she mentioned something about clutter and stress, and that started my thinking about whether décor can be utilized to help de-stress a home in a way similar to the positive effects achieved by decluttering.


Add Farmhouse-Style Elements To Your Home Design

(StatePoint) When it comes to home design, farmhouse style represents a total intersection of beauty and practicality, making it no surprise that many are embracing this traditional look today. Whatever architectural style your home is, adding key design elements can help you get in on best aspects of the farmhouse trend. Here are a few

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