Monday, September 26, 2022

Real Estate

Tips to Make Your Garden Thrive

(StatePoint) Starting a garden for the first time or expanding an existing plot is easier than you may think. With a little love and care, your green space will bloom and thrive.

“For anyone with the inclination, a beautiful lawn and garden is always within reach,” says Jamie Briggs,


Why The Rich Get Richer

Last week Twitter blew up with tweets about Elon Musk’s hostile offer to buy the company for $44 billion. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Musk is the world’s richest person, with a current net worth of $257 billion. Musk tweeted: “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town


Interest Rate Hike: A Shock to the System

On April 30, 2010 there were 451 homes listed for sale in Teaneck, Bergenfield and New Milford on the NJMLS. The average list price was $432,000 and 42 houses sold that month with an average sale price of $396,000.

I thought it would be appropriate to start my “Tales of a Seasoned


Discover DCity—Israel’s Design Mall That Has It All

(Courtesy of DCity) Furnishing or renovating? Save time, money and energy with a visit to DCity!

DCity, Israel’s newest and biggest design mall in the Jerusalem area, has 200 stores and showrooms with everything you need to renovate and furnish every room of your home—living room and bedroom


Teaneck’s Richard Rosenberg Joins Dream Makers Mortgage Group

Purchasing a home is one of life’s biggest decisions and finding the right mortgage lender to work with can significantly impact the experience. In today’s industry, where lenders are innumerable, Dream Makers Mortgage Group, a division of Family First Funding LLC, distinguishes itself by offering premium


Getting Lost In Business Development

I speak to a handful of employment applicants each week. In a challenging economic environment such as the one we are in, many are looking for new opportunities. A few weeks ago, I spoke with someone applying for our business development position. The conversation was very engaging, and we agreed to talk again in a few days. Our follow-up


Live the Beach Life in Netanya, Israel

(Courtesy of Tivuch Shelly) As the saying goes, “SEAS the day,” and as more people are moving to beach cities, we clearly see a trend in living near the beach. Thousands of Israelis, foreign buyers and investors are bringing tremendous growth to the seashore towns in Israel in the last few decades. To that end, Tivuch


An Ode to Spring (Market)

My family is blessed. During non global pandemic years it is our custom to spend the Passover holiday in Israel. Each year, as preparations begin for our international travel, a certain amount of trepidation and anxiety sets in as the days to our departure approach. One never knows what awaits at the airport, the grand


Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

Let’s consider these two scenarios:

1. You built a big, beautiful house with enough room for your children to live comfortably and grow. The home has given you great joy; however, your children have since moved out, have started families of their own, and you just no longer need all of that extra


How Lighting Can Transform a Home With Individual Style

(BPT) Your home is a reflection of who you are and is where you should feel your best. When designing spaces, it’s important to select pieces that evoke your personality and add interest to your surroundings. One of the biggest opportunities to define a room is through lighting that adds touches of fashion and


Who Cares?

I’m not the biggest producer in the mortgage industry. I’m not proud of that nor am I not proud of that. I may get opposition for saying this, and it may be construed as sour grapes, but I certainly hope not because that’s not where I’m coming from. I just want to understand why companies and loan officers post the volume of deals


Financial Freedom

A prisoner escaped from the County Jail by digging a tunnel from inside his cell. It took him over three years to plot and carry out his escape. The man dug and dug and dug until finally, he was free of the confines of his imprisonment. When he came up above ground, he was in the middle of a playground area at a daycare center over 25 miles

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