Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Real Estate

OU to Host Community Fair on Sunday

For the last several months, I’ve been writing articles highlighting different frum communities throughout the country. My goal is to help identify areas where people can find an affordable, unique quality of life compared to the New York metro area. The Orthodox Union (OU) is hosting a fair on February 13, which will highlight


How Many Different Ways Can I Say the Word Cozy?

Fresh out of NYU with a Masters degree in Old English literature (Chaucer) and a love of linguistics (inherited from my father), I began raising my family in Teaneck. As my children got older I had more free time to connect back to my love of language and for fun I began scanning the real estate section of the Sunday New


Why Are New Construction Units All Rentals?

Wouldn’t it be nice if those new homes were built for buyers as well as renters? What if the buyers could make the decisions? Perhaps by working together, we can bring about a change and have new projects built to accommodate would-be homeowners.

Please join us to discuss this further on


‘I Love This Home, But…’

On the first day of searching for our first home, we visited three houses for sale. We called them the “bad kitchen,” “the bad bedroom” and the “too far.” The “too far” was outside our walking range—we didn’t want to have to dread walking to shul! The “bad bedroom” had been renovated to add an


The Aggressive Marketplace

To say that the marketplace is “competitive” would be a severe understatement. It is flat-out hostile out there. Before I get into some discussions about how challenging it is for homebuyers or homeowners, I wanted to share a story of what happened to me this past week.

I am on an active mission to


What Does the ‘Spring Market’ Really Mean?

Registration applications will be going out for many of the schools in our area over the coming days. Parents will be expected to know already which schools they are planning to send their kids to and, in many instances, they will need to commit to these schools for the coming year. It’s no wonder then that, in these



We are in a world of multiple communication choices. The telephone is not used as much as it used to be because video, texting, Instagram, Facebook etc., have become a major form of quick communication. Instant soup also exists, but I’ll take Bubbie’s homemade slow-cooked soup anytime (especially since she’s doing the


Prepare Your Family for Any Home Emergency

(BPT) If you keep up with the news, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by stories about natural disasters and climate events disrupting people’s lives. Natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires, floods and severe winter storms have caused significant damage and displacement to homeowners across the country this past year. And according to


Take a Hike … or Two… or Three! But Then What?!

“With inflation well above 2 percent and a strong labor market, the Committee expects it will soon be appropriate to raise the target range for the federal funds rate,” the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) said in its post-meeting statement. And so it begins. The Federal Reserve has officially given notice to the markets of their


Marc Stein Launches ‘Whatever It Takes’ Podcast

Marc Stein, CEO of Links Residential, is excited to launch his own podcast, “Whatever It Takes.” This business and entrepreneurial podcast takes its listeners behind the scenes with successful individuals to hear their experiences and to better understand what goes into their success stories.


Getting the Message Out

Once upon a time, as many fables begin, there lived a wicked Czar. His region became impoverished, and he devised a scheme to attack a neighboring community to divert their wealth to him. He was going to burn down a gigantic warehouse of goods, causing their inventory to vanish; he was planning to blockade transportation of produce so the


RiverWalk to Hold Seminar on ‘Selling Your Home,’ Jan. 26

(Courtesy of RiverWalk) For a growing number of seniors who are considering downsizing, the sale of a home can be the most daunting task. To address the myriad issues associated with the sale of a home, RiverWalk Senior Apartments will be sponsoring a special hot luncheon and seminar on January 26 in its dining

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