Monday, June 05, 2023

Real Estate

Reverse for Purchase

Generally, when someone thinks of reverse mortgages, they think of paying off an existing mortgage and/or pulling cash from an existing primary residence. Did you know that you can actually buy a new home (primary residence) with a reverse mortgage? You can actually sell your current home, and instead of taking a new


‘Ex-SPEAR-ience’ the Best Service With Your Home Sale or Purchase!

(Courtesy of Elite Realtors) Whether it is your first home or your 10th home, a retirement home or an investment property, Renee Spear will make your home buying experience fun and exciting! Renee can help you find the ideal home with the least amount of hassle, and is devoted to using all her expertise and the full resources of


Discovering Arnona: The Anglo Community on the Rise

Arnona has undergone a transformation in the past decade.

Previously, there was hesitation about buying property there, but now it has a thriving Anglo community.

Despite being more affordable compared to other Anglo neighborhoods in Jerusalem, Arnona’s development


Unfortunately, The Big Game Is Rigged

Super Bowl LVII was remarkable. Advertisers spent a record $7 million on average, for a 30-second slot of airtime, according to USA Today Ad Meter. This was up over $500,000 from previous years. We don’t have the final tally for this year, but over 200 million viewers reportedly watched some portion of the Super Bowl in 2022. Undoubtedly,


D&S Maintenance and Repairs Offers Affordable Handyman Services

The importance of a good handyman cannot be stressed enough. Whether a burst pipe, clogged drain or leaky faucet, it’s always good to know a trustworthy person able to come and fix things—bonus points if they’re affordable.

D and S Maintenance and Repairs are both of those things. Serving


A Balanced Discussion on Downsizing: You Can Do It

Last week we suggested that the prevalence of second home ownership was on the rise and becoming more and more “the norm.” Anecdotally, seniors are splitting their time between the “homestead” in Northern New Jersey, staying close to community, children and grandchildren, and spending significant time at a secondary


How Well Do You Know Your HVAC System?

(BPT) How well do you know your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, or HVAC, system? Like any product, you want to keep it in working order, and being HVAC savvy will help you keep this vital equipment working more efficiently regardless of the temperatures outside.

Here are some important


Jerusalem Market Update: February 2023

“Israel real estate market sees decrease in demand!”

“Israel’s housing market slows as new build sales decline!”

Raise your hand if you have read an article like this in the past month. Don’t shoot the messenger, but these headlines do not accurately


Concerned About Flooding? Ensure Your Home and Belongings Are Protected

(StatePoint) According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), floods are the most frequently occurring natural disaster in the United States, which is why it is important to understand the risks and costs associated with flooding, and what you can do to protect your home.

Rampant storms and


A Dire Warning About Inappropriate Partnerships

He called us in November to see if we could quickly help him get pre-approved for a townhouse he wanted to buy in a new development in Florida (yes, we are actively lending outside of the New York and New Jersey area). As you can imagine, the market in Florida is booming, and anyone interested in buying must be ready to act immediately with


Will There Be a Spring Housing Market This Year?

With the conclusion of yeshiva/yeshivish week many families who dedicated precious time and resources on the planning and execution of beach vacations from the Pacific to the Mediterranean will now turn their focus to the spring housing market. Oddly enough, there may be more similarities than one would expect between these two


The Alchemist and the Perfect Bank

In the novel “The Alchemist,” the protagonist, Santiago, has a dream of a treasure that’s buried somewhere in Egypt. He leaves his home in Andalusia to find the treasure and experiences a number of challenges in its pursuit. As many of you may know, I’ve been on a bit of a journey as I’ve worked at a number of different lending

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