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Real Estate

Stop Predicting. Start Preparing.

It was September 2006, and my wife and I had just closed on our new home purchase. Everyone congratulated us as they left the conference room in my office building. A few minutes later, when we were alone, I turned to my wife and said, “Mazal Tov! I think we just overpaid for this house, and the real estate market will crash.”

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‘Selling’ Into the Unknown

In the third week of September 2008 I sat at a table with a builder on one side and the buyer’s father on the other. “You should accept this offer,” said the father, doing his best impression of a tenured college professor. He began lecturing the builder sitting directly across from him. “You are young, and this is your

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Downsizing

The two of you live in a six-bedroom home that is only full three times a year—for Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot and Pesach—and the pictures on the walls now just remind you of people who have moved out to start their own families and have their own children. You only heat and air condition specific zones because it does not make sense to pay

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‘Design, Build, Operate, Transfer’—The New Residential Construction Method That Is Changing the Industry

(Courtesy of B’sheva) For years, we have gotten used to seeing neighborhoods being built slowly and gradually, their planning stages taking very long time, and when it’s finally time for the entire neighborhood to come to completion, there are tenants who have entered their homes years ago or have been living practically in a

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Beit Shemesh, a City Where Responsibility Is Taken

(Courtesy of B’sheva) “Beit Shemesh of 2022 is the state of Israel of 2042,” describes mayor Dr. Eliza Bloch when asked to describe the very being of Beit Shemesh in the microcosmos of the Israeli society in a single sentence. She adds, regarding Beit Shemesh’s challenges “We rather see every challenge as an opportunity

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Your Bridge to Potentially Recapturing Wealth

It’s no secret that the markets have tanked. Many of us have seen the graph showing the history of the stock market. You know the one where the market tanked, and then the market came back, and then the market tanked, and then the market came back. I guess what that chart is supposed to do is make you feel hopeful that, if you have money

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Unconventional Wisdom

If you haven’t read “Disrupt You!” by Jay Samit, I would highly recommend it. Samit is highly regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on disruption and innovation. Samit held senior management roles at EMI, Sony, and Universal Studios and pioneered breakthrough advancements in mobile video, internet advertising, and

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Avi Goldberg’s City of Gold Apartments Are Sure to Make You Feel at Home

For the past 10 years, Avi Goldberg has aimed to shine with his property management and rental company, City of Gold Apartments, and shine he has. Together with his dedicated team, Goldberg strives to ensure that every client receives the best and nothing less.

As an 18-year-old yeshiva

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Seasonal Amnesia

This past week’s glorious weather has made all of us a little bit calmer. During such perfect, blue-skied days, It is not uncommon for me to hear buyers commenting, “This is what it must feel like to live in California year round.” Point well taken, but with conviction I respond, “... and give up the thrill of winter’s

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How to Make Your Outdoor Kitchen Efficient and Functional

(BPT) Outdoor living spaces have expanded into fully realized environments over the past couple of years, and this is especially true for kitchens. While previous outdoor spaces may have boasted a grill or smoker to encourage dining al fresco, today’s homeowner expects a great deal more. The outdoor kitchen can now be a

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Parlor New York, Formerly Unique Elegant Seating, Makes Custom Living and Dining Room Furniture

Elegance. Fine craftsmanship. Comfort. In a world of big-box mediocrity and do-it-yourself assembly, Parlor New York is unmatched for its custom-made, exquisite furniture. Parlor New York, formerly Unique Elegant Seating, is building on its reputation for manufacturing chairs with the finest materials and construction

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Silence Was Not an Option

My colleague recently marketed a project in Ramot, situated between Henry Morgenthau Street and Harry Truman Street. Thanks to President Truman’s support, the United States voted in favor of the 1947 UN Partition Plan. In addition, Truman was the first world leader to recognize the State of Israel when they declared their

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