Monday, April 19, 2021

Real Estate

Pros and Cons of Buying ‘On Paper’

When choosing between buying an existing apartment and buying in a project under construction—known as buying “on paper”—most purchasers would initially prefer an already-built home. First of all, there is less guesswork, as you can see the actual apartment for yourself. In addition, when buying an existing unit, there is


Fundamentally Speaking, It Doesn’t Look Good

With the first major snowstorm hitting our area this week, most expect a slowdown in activities, preparing to be locked down in their homes. However, there is certainly no slowdown expected in the markets, as a myriad of economic reports and news came out this week, which may significantly impact rates and housing activity in the


Reflections on Suburban Commuting

In 1973, on a cold and rainy winter night, I was returning home to my apartment at Terrace Circle in Teaneck, from classes at NYU. I was recently married and this was my first time taking the bus from Port Authority. Having no cell phone or GPS tracker, I got off as soon as the driver called out “Teaneck Road.” That night I would learn


Distance-Learning: What You Need to Succeed at Home

(StatePoint) Is your family distance-learning? Having the resources you need at home can be the key to success. Here are a few tools to consider as you navigate an unusual school year:

• A Library Card: If students lack access to the school’s physical library, your public library can be an invaluable fount of information to turn to this school year. While


Don’t Miss CapitIL’s Upcoming Real Estate Zoom Webinar on December 20

I’m originally from London and I have been a real estate broker for the past 10 years in Israel. Over this time, and especially now, I have been receiving many questions from English speakers who are interested in purchasing Israeli real estate; they often ask about purchasing from abroad, changes to foreign tax laws, understanding


Eco-Friendly Projects to Boost Home Health

(BPT) How healthy is your house? After spending more time at home due to quarantine and social distancing, many homeowners are asking themselves this question.

This has inspired an increase in home improvements that go beyond aesthetic enhancements. Homeowners want eco-friendly upgrades that improve


The Miracle of Light

One would be hard-pressed to find many that don’t enjoy this time of year. With family gatherings increasing and the calendar year winding down, life starts to slow down a bit during these short winter days. With the diminishing daylight hours, I thought I would “shed some light” on some mortgage hacks to help anyone considering


Q&A With a Seasoned Broker

Q: What can we expect for the spring/summer 2021 real estate market?

A: March 2020 was one of the busiest real estate seasons in recent memory. But when the pandemic hit, all activity came to a halt and it seemed as if all momentum


ONE500 Surpasses 60% Leased in Teaneck

Renters respond to stylish apartments, lifestyle amenities and a charming suburban location.

(Courtesy of One500) BNE Real Estate Group, the developer behind the brand-new rental community One500 in Teaneck, New Jersey, has successfully found its market sweet spot


Home for the Holidays?

(StatePoint) During the holidays, you may be seeking comfort, whether that’s the comfort of home -- or anywhere but home. With travel precautions making possibilities somewhat limited this year, you may not be able to take the exact trip you’ve been dreaming about. However, whether or not you leave home this holiday season, you can find


Top Three Benefits of Using a Realtor®

Many homeowners have the common misconception that trying to sell on their own is the better route and will net them more money. I would strongly disagree. Here are my top three reasons why working with the right real estate agent is the better option.

1. Achieve Higher Sale Price


Now Is the Time to Invest in Israel

(Courtesy of Tivuch Shelly) Most realtors in Israel are people who deal in a localized neighborhood or city. Then there are larger firms that operate on a more national basis. Tivuch Shelly offers the best combination of both worlds: the advantage of a realtor who is intimately familiar with specific areas, and a