Saturday, December 04, 2021

Real Estate

Temporary Living Quarters—Reflections on Our Homes Post-Hurricane Ida

Some are made from wood, others out of painted metal. I’ve even seen one constructed by stacking 2-litre Coke bottle crates one on top of the other. You will see some preferring the privacy of their backyard and others will place it prominently in their driveway right out front.



Our First Stop

Even before the pandemic changed the world as we know it, many young people found themselves priced out of the ability to purchase a home in the New York metro area. Housing prices weren’t the only issue. Tuition, shul dues, real estate taxes and state income taxes all make living here very expensive. Even such day-to-day needs as


How an Eighth-Generation Israeli Family Law Firm Found a Niche in the Anglo-Saxon Purchasing Market

“Are your parents American? How is your English so good?” These are questions that Adv. Yair Givati hears on most of his calls with Anglos looking to fulfill their lifelong dream of purchasing a home in Israel. Yair, an eighth-generation Israeli, has no other passport, and neither of his parents has any Anglo-Saxon


Buying an Existing Home: 11 Ways to Protect Your Rights

Real estate attorney Nicole Levin recently shared with me important thoughts regarding protecting buyers’ rights when purchasing an existing home.

1. Title search. Your attorney should do a title search to ascertain that the seller is indeed the owner of the property. This search will also


Creative Ways to Enjoy Gardening This Fall

(BPT) When the weather starts to cool down, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the fall gardening season, both indoors and out. All it takes is a little creativity - and the right plants.


Eat Your Garden

If you enjoy using


Is the Real Estate Bubble Coming Sooner Than You Think?

The real estate market has been an unlikely beneficiary of the pandemic, increasing at rates last seen in the 1970s. As a result, many have been speculating about when the bubble is likely to pop. To help you prepare for any market downturn—expected or unexpected—we examine the components that could determine when the bubble might


The Shapiro Group Sells South Florida Luxury

South Florida is hotter than ever, with the demand for luxury real estate at an all-time high. The Shapiro Group, a boutique brokerage firm specializing in selling, purchasing and interior remodeling of luxury homes in Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Surfside, Miami Beach and North Miami, is ahead of the pack, closing


Be Careful What You Don’t Ask For

There is a famous saying, “You don’t get what you deserve; you get what you negotiate.”

I often wonder if that’s really true—because I am not the type of person who thinks that you always need to ask for extra things, just to get what you merit. While I can’t say that I have discovered the


Home Front Décor Solves Decorating Dilemmas

A beautiful room doesn’t come together by itself. A room that takes your breath away has carefully planned color, structure and movement. “When people have it, they love it,” said Dorene Richman, founder of Home Front Décor LLC. “But they don’t know that’s what makes it work.”


Our Homes Enter Holiday Mode

I am no stranger to the complex laws and customs of Orthodox living, but it wasn’t until I became a realtor that I realized how some of these laws and customs can impact a home buyer’s perspective.

How many times have I been at a showing that seemed to be going really well, only to


Reduce Your Risk of Falling at Home by Taking These Simple Steps

(StatePoint) A fall can result in unwanted outcomes, including injury, loss of independence, and a decreased ability to do the things that are most important to you or a loved one.

Each year, 3 million older adults are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. Even falls that don’t


Redefine Modern Design With Purposeful Nuance

(BPT) Modern design celebrates the elimination of unnecessary elements, keeping only the beautiful details that enhance a space. Purposeful, exquisite nuances from finishings and natural materials to functional details bring life to modern design. Designers can redefine a modern space with these principles in mind to

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