Friday, October 30, 2020

Real Estate

Four Home Maintenance Tips To Keep the Outdoors Outside

(StatePoint) Even avid nature lovers will agree that not all aspects of the outdoors belong inside one’s home. While bugs, mud and allergens will sneak their way into interior spaces, the steps you take to manage these elements can keep your home more comfortable.

Contain Allergens


Join Two Webinars This Sunday to Help You Purchase Property in Israel

The property market in Jerusalem is currently rolling along speedily. In my areas transactions are occurring and that include American buyers who have never seen the unit.

I want to examine the pros and cons of buying an apartment without seeing it.

1. The first point


Mortgage Rates on the Rise!?

As of this writing, the yield on the 10-year US treasury was just shy of.70%. We are at historical lows on the index, but a sudden spike of almost 20bps is causing a lot of concern in the interest rate markets. If I told you a year ago that the 10yr would be under 1%, you would have laughed. Although, if you go back to many of my articles,


One of the Largest Waves Of Aliyah Has Begun

3,000 units sold in three months. Over 400,000 registered for aliyah.

(Courtesy of Ramat Givat Zeev) One of the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has accelerated the decision making process for many who had already been thinking of settling in Israel. But even those who


Is There Opportunity in Taking a Mortgage Forbearance?

Part 2

(Continued from last week)

Low rates are surely the low-hanging fruit to incentivize borrowers, but not necessarily the only reason to refinance. Avoid the possible ticking time bombs and read below why it may pay to refinance now or do some planning so you


#1 In The Mortgage Industry

Nope, we are not #1 in the mortgage industry by any stretch of the imagination, yet. According to the last published report by the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS), there are well over five hundred thousand registered and licensed Mortgage Loan Officers in the United States. These Loan Officers are employed by almost 30,000


Five Trends for Your Deck Railing

(BPT) When determining the look of your outdoor living space, decking is only half of the equation. In many cases, it’s the deck railings that are most visible and the design element that makes the first impression.

“Railings serve a necessary safety function, but they also play an


Bracha Mazin Joins the Links Residential Team As REALTOR®/Sales Associate

(Courtesy of Links Residential) Bracha has been a resident of Teaneck for nearly four decades. Being a resident of Bergen County for this long places her in a unique position to help her clients understand the trends in the local real estate market. Bracha takes pride in her intimate knowledge of the community and its


Great News for Overseas Buyers!

Last week, the Knesset approved a number of bills to counter the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. One of these bills was a reduction in the purchase tax for investors in order to help stimulate the construction industry. The term “investors” includes Israelis buying a second—or non-primary—home as well as


No One Wants a Mortgage!

We are a consumption society built around consumerism. For most, checking out cars and always upgrading to a new model every few years seems to be a standard. House hunting and real estate talk is a constant when couples get together or walk around the neighborhood. Vacations and getaways are always on everyone’s priority list. The latest


Cross-Bore: What Every Homeowner Should Know

(StatePoint) In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, learning about cross-bore is important, as certain lifestyle changes you may have made over the past few months could turn an existing cross-bore condition into a potentially dangerous situation. Fortunately, unlike many items on your list of concerns these days, cross-bore is


In Coronavirus Migration, Jewish City Dwellers Welcomed In Suburban Communities

(Courtesy of Chabad.org) Jennie Small has lived on Manhattan’s Upper West Side for seven years. When the coronavirus began to spread in March, she and her children, ages 2 and 3, decamped to her parents home in Stanford, Connecticut, for what she thought would be a week or two. Her husband, Josh, stayed in the city working from