Friday, February 03, 2023

Real Estate

Everyone Is Tired, and No One Is Prepared!

After weeks of early morning selichos, two days of commemorating Rosh Hashana, and just completing a full day of fasting and repenting on Yom Kippur – we are all tired! But, before you take that breath to catch up, Succos will be here with so much to do. It is the most intense weeks of the Jewish calendar, and this would be an opportune


A World in Flux and a Market Of Contradictions: Temporary Vs. Permanent Homes

“We just need to move already!” exclaimed a customer to me only hours ago in what must be the succinct and “distilled” version of what all buyers are feeling these days. For many it’s the frustration of having not been able to capitalize on such historically low interest rates and for others it’s less the financial


Where Would I Go?

Where would I go? I still want to be near my children, and mine is the only home large enough for the entire family. I’m going to lose all of my friends. What will I do with all of my furniture, pictures and memories? How will I do all my cooking if I have a small kitchen? How will I have room for my grandchildren if they want to


The Right Time: When Is It?

Now that we are knee deep (especially during Modim) into the chagim, we truly have no time to think about real estate and its fluctuating values we are all always concerned about. Whether it’s the meal preparations, company or the intensive, spiritual davening and shofar blowing, our lives are entrenched with praying for a wonderful,


Mortgage Rates Hit 15-Year Highs. If You Had Just One Wish…

A man was dejected and sat by the riverbank and began to pray intensely like never before. An angel appeared and said to this person, “Ask whatever you want, and your request will be granted. But I will only grant you one wish” This person was blind, poor, and unmarried. He felt even more helpless as he could only ask for one thing, but


Has the Housing Market Slowdown Finally Arrived?

Here we are, at the end of September, and clear signs of a market shift are emerging. With respect to Bergen County we are witnessing the lowest number of homes sold in over six months, the lowest number of homes going under contract in over six months and although by a smaller margin than the two previous statistics, sale prices


How to Set Up Your Home Office for Success

(BPT) If you didn’t work from home before, chances are you are or have the ability to now. According to Forbes, remote work is here to stay, with projections that 25% of all professional jobs in North America will be remote by the end of 2022.

Whether you already work from home, have a hybrid work schedule or are contemplating switching to


Save the Planet in Your Own Backyard

(StatePoint) “Think globally, act locally” is a motto that everyone should take to heart. It emphasizes the importance of real actions you can take at home and in your community, while stressing the fact that every creature on planet Earth is connected. With that in mind, here are three great ways to save the planet in your very own


In GO(L)D We Trust

The only shipwreck survivor washed up on a small, deserted island. Every day he scanned the horizon, hoping to see any signs of life in the distance. There was nothing but water from miles away. After a few days of unfathomable living conditions, he mustered enough strength and resourcefulness to build a tiny makeshift hut out of driftwood


There’s No Place Like Home

Of all the holidays we celebrate over the course of the year I sense that one Yom Tov, in particular, is more deeply connected to our physical home than any other. It can’t be Pesach that I’m referring to as many of us find ourselves away from home traveling to be with family for the Sedarim. Although Chag Sukkot is


Out With the Old, In With the New

As the end of the Jewish year approaches, this is a time to reflect and think about the past year. As I analyze my year as a proud father. It has been an incredible year full of happiness and growth as my son is nearly one-and-a-half years old, and I have seen him grow from a newborn to a happy, crawling baby.


Keeping Their Legacy Alive

My articles often focus on names of streets in Israel. Street names cover the full gamut of people connected to the Jewish nation, including biblical characters, scholars, poets, scientists, political leaders and friends of Israel throughout the millennia.

Sometimes, streets are named for fallen

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