Saturday, December 04, 2021

Real Estate

With The Click of A Button

I have to admit I was not only surprised but super impressed when an item I ordered online at 8 am arrived at my home by 6 pm that evening. I was expecting “next day delivery,” which the confirmation said online, but there it was at my door when I got home from work that night. Granted, it was a reoccurring order and not something I


Our Next Stop–Allentown

If you’ve been to camp, you likely know about Dorney Park. However, that might be all you know about Allentown, a city in eastern Pennsylvania that has a small but thriving Orthodox community. But there is so much more.

People who move to Allentown, located just two hours from New York City, have the


Waiting for the Story to Change

It’s been more than a year now that a historic market shift has been in progress. Across all facets of real estate, pressure has moved pricing upwards. Historically low interest rates, buyer demand arising from COVID disruptions, scarcity in building materials, labor shortages, a dearth of homes for sale and my


Light in the Darkness

Driving along Henrietta Szold Street up to Hadassah Medical Center, I wondered what the connection between this woman and Hadassah was. While waiting for my medical appointment, I first searched her name in Google Maps and learned that 25 cities across the country have streets named in her memory. That was the first clue that


Inexpensive Home Maintenance Projects to Do This Weekend

(BPT) Home maintenance. The very words might evoke thoughts of an entire weekend spent laboring at home instead of relaxing in it, but that doesn’t always have to be the case.

“Not every home maintenance project has to be a large undertaking or one that takes up all of your free time,”


Is It Really Worth Spending on Your House Before Selling?

No one can argue that the market is booming, but in actuality are houses really flying off the market as quickly as they say? The answer is yes, and no.

While demand is still outweighing the supply, fairly priced homes that are move-in ready are getting bidding wars, while homes that are not in


It Doesn’t Always Make ‘Cents’

One afternoon a few weeks ago, I was talking with a client when our conversation was abruptly interrupted by loud banging from his office. He apologized and said his landlord was there installing several smoke detectors because the Fire Department was coming in for an inspection the next day. They had previously been fined for failing to


Back to Work Everyone!

With the holidays arriving so close to the traditional “end of summer vacation family time,” there were many in our community who had barely finished hanging up their bathing suits and backyard barbecue attire only to quickly exchange them for their finest holiday whites and tashlich formals.


How to Decorate a Cat House

As an interior decorator, I am sometimes called upon to fulfill unusual requests.

Last year, however, almost proved to be my undoing.

You see, I am involved with cat rescue and care for a stable feline population. Our group practices what is referred to as TNVR, which


Home Generators 101: How To Keep Lights on When Weather Strikes

(BPT) Like most Americans, you’ve probably been living, learning and working from home more than ever, which means you need power all day long - for your HVAC system to your internet connection and, of course, your lights. On top of that, severe weather events, including everything from hurricanes to heat waves and more, are predicted to become even more


‘Temporary’ Home and Mortgage Solutions

A few years ago, I wrote about how a Florida Condo Association had its first sukkah experience. Within the development, there was a mix of Jewish and non-Jewish residents who otherwise lived amicably. The association president, who was Jewish, was faced with a big dilemma one year as he received a petition from several owners in protest of


A One-Stop Company Tailored for International Clients

ISRAEL-REALESTATE was founded by Tal Re’em Shtekler, an Israeli lawyer and real estate agent with over 20 years’ experience in the Israeli real estate market. Shtekler grew up in New York and returned to Israel in 1991 for law school. She practiced law until founding her one-stop real estate business.

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