Thursday, April 15, 2021

Real Estate

The Links Residential Team Welcomes New Agent Valerie Levin

(Courtesy of Links Residential) Valerie is excited to be starting her “fourth act” as a realtor. Starting with careers in nursing and healthcare IT, and extensive volunteering for schools, synagogues and community non-profits such as The Girls Scouts, The ARC, Shearit Ha Plate Food Rescue and most recently


Birds Attacking Your Windows? Here’s How to Stop It

(StatePoint) If you’ve ever noticed a bird attack your windows, you may wonder why this strange behavior is occurring. Beyond the potential disruption it might cause your family, repeated attacks can be harmful to birds. Understanding the problem however, can help you put a stop to it, and better protect the birds nesting on your


The Avalanche Begins for Interest Rate

The thing about avalanches is that they always start slow, grows in size as it rapidly accelerates until it’s totally out of control and wrecks everything in its path. That’s all I could think about these past few days, as I saw the bond market spike 20 basis points in yield over this holiday-shortened trading week. Indeed it started


Buying a Home in ‘Cash’

It was early in my real estate career and after humble beginnings trying to establish my name that business began to pick up. I was starting to get referrals, and a friend of mine sent me a customer from a well-known and respected family. I was thrilled at the opportunity to prove myself and so diligently prepared to take this


Maxine Harelick of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Earns Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) Designation

(Courtesy of Prominent Properties) Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, one of New Jersey’s leading luxury real estate firms, recently announced that Sales Associate Maxine Harelick has earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist® designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National


The Pre-Contract Checklist

You are finally fulfilling your dream of buying a home in Israel. You found the right apartment, negotiated the price, and now have a handshake with the seller. What has to be done before the contract gets signed?

Attorney. Retain a lawyer who will negotiate the terms of the


G’vaot Eden: Live in Israel With American Standards

(Courtesy of KLY Realty) Once deemed the “Beverly Hills” of Israel, Eden Hills, and more specifically the exclusive area of G’vaot Eden, less than a short 10-minute drive to Ramat Bet Shemesh, is officially open for business. G’vaot Eden is set to become a luxurious community surrounded by


Three Fresh Trends to Inspire Your 2021 Garden

(BPT) Home gardening offers plentiful benefits that support mental and physical health, and many people have decided to begin or expand their gardens during the pandemic. Whether you’re a new gardener looking to learn or a seasoned green thumb who has been growing plants for years, you want inspiration for the upcoming growing


Lessons From the Super Bowl

Yes, I am aware, the Super Bowl is long over and probably mostly forgotten. This year, with social distancing and working from home still in place, many didn’t even have the indulgence of being a “Monday Morning Quarterback” at the office or the amusement of discussing their favorite Super Bowl commercial at the company water cooler.


Exceeding Expectations With Russo’s Steven Finkelstein

Steven Finkelstein of Russo Real Estate is a people person with a propensity for excellent customer service. Like many brokers, he is expert in the marketplace and has an in-depth understanding of the industry, but his talents as an agent surpass those standards, promising not only a successful experience but also an enjoyable


Five Laundry Tips for Keeping Your Clothes Like New

(Courtesy of Brandpoint) Whether you’re preserving a treasured hand-me-down, caring for an expensive sweater or just trying to maintain that perfect outfit, the right cleaning steps can keep your favorite clothing looking and feeling better.

A key solution? Choosing the right tools, additives


The Numbers Speak For Themselves

Let’s jump right into it. One year ago at this time in Bergen County there were 183 homes for sale in Teaneck, Bergenfield and New Milford combined and there were 64 homes for sale in Englewood. The average list price was $579,000 and $1,474,000 respectively. This year there are currently 79 homes for sale in Teaneck,