Friday, October 30, 2020

Real Estate

Corcoran’s Dovi Ettedgui Sells South Florida

If you’ve ventured into the real estate market, chances are you’ve heard of The Corcoran Group. Established in 1973, Corcoran is the number one luxury real estate firm in the country, offering clients unsurpassed market knowledge coupled with world-class professionals and a one-of-a kind experience that can’t be


Thank You, Educators!

For most children, this week concludes a very unique year of schooling. Students and faculty were challenged like never before to work in remote environments and distant learning. Many were skeptical about the undertaking, but most were pleasantly surprised. So much credit is due to the teachers and administrators in every school for their


Master Your Next Move

(StatePoint) A recent Harris Poll found that nearly a third of U.S. adults living in urban areas are considering a move to less densely populated cities in the wake of the pandemic. Others may not be fleeing the pandemic but simply want or need to move, either for a job change or other reason.

If you


Israel Sees Unprecedented Aliyah Wave From US

Twelve apartments sold in Ramat Givat Zeev in just one week.

(Courtesy of Chish Nofei Israel) Recent events throughout the United States have led to record-breaking interest in aliyah among Jewish communities. Real estate entrepreneurs in Israel are noting that the huge demand greatly


Things Are Starting To Get Interesting…

This Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that he is formally lifting the “Stay-at-Home” order he installed in New Jersey approximately three months ago. This announcement is a welcomed declaration as to the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic and its casualties. Time will tell, however, if we are too late with all the


Englewood Brothers Launch Outdoor Cleaning Service

Noah and Aidan Thurm have launched Two Bros and a Hose, a cleaning service specializing in power washing outdoor surfaces including decks, swingsets, pavers, outdoor furniture, driveways, siding, toys and more.

The brothers, who live in Englewood, are both students at the


The New Normal...or the New Abnormal

Just when we thought we are finally making progress from the lockdown restrictions of being totally homebound, the fear of the invisible enemy has now been dwarfed by the mass protests for justice filling our streets. There was “no time to breathe” as the pandemic transformed into mass crowds of marchers for a cause overtaking the


Happy Homeownership Month

In 1995, National Homeownership Week began as an initiative of President William Clinton’s administration to increase homeownership across the nation. President George W. Bush expanded the observance in 2002, to encompass the entire month of June. With each passing year, more emphasis and recognition have been granted to homeownership,


Debits, Credits and Mortgage and Family Protection

Thoughts that go through my head while I sleep: Are you looking for a home? Are you looking for a mortgage? Do you have a home? Do you have a mortgage? Will you live forever? Well, we all know the answer to that one. A low mortgage rate does not equal the future ability to make payments. There’s a difference between being a “Debbie


Hot Home Renovation Trends This Summer

(StatePoint) Whether building a home from scratch, doing a complete renovation or simply refreshing a room or two, you can take your project to the next level with some design inspiration.

As one half of HGTV’s “The Cousins” and the founder of Lilyshea Development LLC, John Colaneri is


Exactly the Same and Completely Different

It is not uncommon to speak to potential home buyers, and to discuss different financial strategies, including funding the “traditional” twenty-percent down payment, to avoid paying Private Mortgage Insurance ("PMI"). This week, as karma would have it, I had identical situations where I was contacted by clients who wanted to put down


Poets and Cash

United States banknotes feature presidents and founding fathers. On the front of every U.K. banknote is Queen Elizabeth II, and on the reverse side are British giants such as Charles Darwin and Adam Smith. In Canada, Queen Elizabeth II and previous prime ministers grace most bills. So, whose face would you expect to find on Israel’s