Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Real Estate

Q&A With Toms Rivers’ Shifra Cymet

Born and raised in Ocean County, Shifra Cymet knows the area extremely well and is always on the lookout for real estate opportunities. Young and energetic, Cymet’s personality is infectious and has earned her a stellar reputation with her clientele. Her poise and professionalism and ambitious


Proper Pruning Is All About the Right Tools

(StatePoint) If you are like most homeowners, you need to prune trees, shrubs, bushes and other plants in your yard from time to time. But do you know which tool is best suited for each particular job? Experts say that choosing tools wisely is key to maximizing beauty, and minimizing damage to plants.


The Time Is Always Right To Buy in Jerusalem

Shalom from Israel. What a crazy few weeks! Every day I try to understand what we are all living through at the moment. Being a Jerusalem real estate broker I can not analyze the medical situation any more than any other unqualified person. I follow all advice offered and take even more care, but I wish us all an end to this troubling


How To: Make Purchase Payments

This article, part of a series of “how to” articles that focus on various aspects of purchasing a home in Israel, will address issues relating to making purchase payments.

First Payment

When buying an existing property in Israel, it is common for the


The Benefits of Lower Mortgage Rates

The world is quickly shifting to address the Covid-19 global epidemic with so many historic events taking place. Everything from schools, businesses, conferences, sporting events, and financial markets are experiencing unprecedented disruptions and adjustments. As of this writing, the stock market has tumbled into a “bear market” –


Beware - Historically Low Mortgage Rates?!

In case you have not been following the news, I would humbly suggest that the # 2 headline item of the week has been the historically low mortgage rates. The 10-year United States Treasury bond, which is a safe-haven for investors during times of market volatility, has broken beneath a psychological benchmark of 1.00%. Not only that, the


Zeevyah Benoff Finds New Home at V&N Realty

Zeevyah Benoff has joined the team at V&N Realty (V and N Group LLC), sharing her talent with the community she has called home for much of her life. A Teaneck resident for the past 30 years, Benoff considers V&N a premier real estate boutique company and a true household name.

“If you


Spring Cleaning for Spring Allergies

(BPT) As days grow longer and new blooms appear, it can only mean one thing: Spring is here and with it comes the task of spring cleaning. For people with allergies, spring cleaning does more than spruce up a home. When done correctly, it removes dust, mold, dander and other allergy triggers so you can feel your best.


Tivuch Shelly, Real Estate in Israel: Based on Trust, Variety and Flexibility

(Courtesy of Tivuch Shelly) When it comes to a major purchase, involving the commitment of a large sum of money, trust is a big factor—trust in both the product one is buying and in the seller. There is generally no more major purchase in a person’s life than a home, often involving a substantial mortgage extending over several


Historically Low Mortgage Rates

As most of you already know by now, the stock market has plummeted and treasuries have dropped to the lowest in history, as of the time of this writing. The trigger has been the concern over the global economic impact of the Coronavirus. In truth, it is extremely premature to know what kind of a financial impact the virus may have, so much


Hot Trends in Kitchen Remodeling

(BPT) Year after year, the most popular home improvement project for American families remains the same: remodeling the kitchen. Today, kitchen makeovers are more ambitious than ever, with homeowners willing to spend larger budgets to upgrade both the aesthetics and the functionality of what is, after all, the most used room in the


Facilitating an Environment of Knowledge

Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon and known by most by the label of “richest man in the world,” wrote something in his annual shareholder’s letter that I will never forget. “The very best leaders empower others,” said Bezos. That message has resonated with me for many years as I built my business on this exact foundation. I