Friday, October 30, 2020

Real Estate


On the way to a meeting on Golda Meir Boulevard in Jerusalem, I struck up an interesting conversation with the cab driver about Israel’s fourth prime minister. Golda Meir is memorialized with streets across the country named in her honor and yet many people in Israel lack the adoration that she has achieved overseas. The cab


Home Improvements That May Affect Your Homeowners Insurance

(BPT) Many of today’s homeowners have been inspired by house-flipping shows to learn practical tips and savvy tricks to either increase their home’s resale value or, for those who prefer to stay put, refresh their living space for its long-term use. While these shows highlight the newest trends that resonate with new buyers or help


Keeping Up With The Joneses’ Mortgage

Long before there was a “Keeping up with the Kardashians, Americans were focused on “Keeping up with the Joneses.” For those who don’t know, ‘Keeping up with the Joneses’ is an expression that refers to the comparison to one’s neighbor as a benchmark for social class or the accumulation of material goods. According to


Own Property in Jerusalem? Here’s What You Need to Know to Get Through the Pandemic

On March 18, 2020, for the first time in the history of the modern state, Israel’s borders were shut completely and indefinitely to tourists. Foreign owners of properties in Jerusalem have found themselves barred from their “home away from home” and have never felt so far away. Owners of vacation rental apartments, accustomed to a regular rental


Reverse Mortgage Facts

If the ongoing pandemic has taught us anything so far, it’s shown how difficult it is to predict what lies ahead. In these uncertain times, one thing you can be sure of is a reverse mortgage.

Often overlooked and misunderstood, a reverse mortgage can provide financial stability during times of


Real Estate Facts You Cannot Ignore

So you keep hearing “Now is the time to buy...interest rates are at an all-time low...buying power is greater!”

What does that mean to you in dollars and cents?

During the COVID period, where we have all endured lockdowns, restrictions and social


Shlomo’s Shleppers Cleans Up With a Smile

Shlomo’s Shleppers, a demolition and junk-removal company, was established in 2005 by Shlomo Isaacs and Yehoshua King. Growing up in Passaic, the partners realized at a young age how challenging it is to find quality workers and contractors who are dedicated and honest. They set out to develop a business based on a customer-first platform


Easy Air Conditioner Maintenance At Home

Regular air conditioner maintenance is very important for making our homes a comfortable place to live in. Neglecting this basic routine could cost us more energy consumption and thus higher utility bills. Without proper maintenance, air conditioners could have reduced cooling action, shortened appliance life, and have costlier


All’s Well That Begins Well

You read that right. Unlike the famous idiom that reads, “All’s well that ends well,” - that a person can forget about how unpleasant or painful something was because it ended reasonably. That proverb never resonated well with me. I am indeed an advocate of “making the best” in every situation, and of course, I am a tenacious


Home Exterior Projects That Combine Beauty and Performance

(StatePoint) Will you be completing outdoor home renovation projects this season? To maximize your investment, consider these project ideas, which combine beauty and long-lasting performance:

Smart Landscaping

Landscaping is a fundamental


How 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


Five Steps to Painting Like a Pro at Home

(BPT) Nothing transforms a home quite like a fresh coat of paint. In fact, painting your own house is one of the smartest and easiest DIY upgrades a homeowner can accomplish, especially as they find themselves spending more time at home. With 71% of homeowners undertaking improvement or renovation projects that include paint,