Monday, September 26, 2022

Real Estate

Price Versus Value

A father said to his daughter, “You have graduated with honors; here is a Jeep I bought many years ago. It’s pretty old now, but I think you will benefit from it. But before I give it to you, take it to the used car lot downtown and tell them we want to sell it. Let’s see the price they offer you for it.”


Steady as She Goes

The Teaneck, Bergenfield and New Milford markets continue along their slow yet steady path of modest increases in inventory (now 109 homes combined), with the average listing price down ever so slightly to $750,000. While lower than last month, the numbers are completely on par with what the asking prices were through the essential


How Do I Decide Where to Live in Jerusalem?

(Courtesy of Tivuch Shelly) “I want to live in Jerusalem, but I am not sure where to settle.”

This is something we hear quite often.

Over the past 30-plus years, Tivuch Shelly has had the privilege to take part in building up the historic city of Jerusalem. We are


Plan to Age in Place? Tips To Make Your Home Safer

(BPT) According to the AARP, the number of households headed by people 65 and older will grow to 48 million in the next twenty years, and many of those adults plan to age in place for as long as they can. If you or a loved one want to stay at home as you get older, it’s crucial to make the home environment as safe as possible.


Why It’s Time To Become A ‘Deadbeat’

There was a recent CNBC article about credit cards that horrified me. “Nearly 20% of Americans are afraid to check their credit card statements as interest rates approach an all-time high,” the headline read. According to LendingTree, the average APR on credit cards has topped 20%, the highest on record since the company began tracking


Want to Sell but Can’t Deal With the Move?

The moving companies have been frantically busy this week as many homes which went into contract during the spring market finally reached their closing date. Add to the mix the custom that many in this area do not move during the first nine days of the Hebrew month of Av (which starts sundown this coming Thursday) to


Tips to Attract Buyers When Selling Your Home

(BPT) Preparing your home for sale may start with ideas for staging the house or spackling and painting over nail holes, however, it also requires a considerable amount of planning and organization. Before opening your home to tours, either virtual or in person, be aware of what buyers might notice.


You Know What Happens When You Assume?!

I assume you have heard the punchline about “what happens when you assume.” If you haven’t, feel free to google it. Assumptions are indeed a part of life, but they often bring more harm than benefit when you make the wrong presumptions.

I was recently talking to a veteran real estate professional


And the Wait Continues

It seems as if the real estate market is playing one intense game of chicken, with buyers and sellers waiting for the other side to blink. Nationally, prices continue to rise even as mortgage rates have almost doubled from a year ago. Across the country and in our own area as well, the month of June saw a significant gain in


Easy DIY Summer Projects to Tackle Around the House

(StatePoint) Summer is the most popular time of the year for home renovations, with the great weather making indoor and outdoor fixes a breeze. From simple remodel ideas to budget-friendly outdoor updates, these are the top projects to tackle this summer, according to a DIY expert.

Shake It


The Ultimate Guide to Lawn Care

(BPT) Amid a pandemic and a potential recession, Americans went on a near-record homebuying spree over the last couple of years. Many were first-time homebuyers and, according to Realtor.com, more buyers searched for homes out of state in 2021 than the previous year.

If you’re a first-time


“It’s Not A Deal If You Don’t Need It”

While it has not yet been turned into a Federal holiday, this week, we all celebrated “Amazon Prime Day 2022.” The 48-hour event kicked off at 3 a.m. EDT on July 12, with a myriad of discounts and offers for Amazon prime members worldwide. And so, the scramble began with bargains and sales being posted and passed around in

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