Friday, May 29, 2020

Real Estate

Seller Concessions—No Hotdogs Sold Here!

What are seller’s concessions a/k/a seller contributions? Answer: Negotiable dollar amounts that the seller pays toward closing costs on behalf of the buyer on a residential purchase transaction. Closing fees vary by geographic and these “dollar amounts” can include, but are not limited to:


Tips for the Kiddies

Having kids is a joy and a blessing. They keep our lives extremely busy and challenging at any age. We always can use a tip or two when it comes to kids/babies. Here are some for you:

Place a damp wash cloth in a Ziploc bag and put it in the freezer. When baby starts teething remove the


A Purchase-Tax Loophole

Last summer, Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon unveiled a comprehensive plan to reform the real estate industry. The plan comprised numerous “supply side” solutions to increase the number of new housing units entering the market. These plans included laws to make more land for development available from the Israel Lands


Nice Guys Finish Last! Or Do They?

Over my 20+ years of involvement in real estate and mortgages I thought I saw and experienced most – if not all. That was until Wednesday, June 15, 2016. It all began about 10 months ago when I was introduced to a really nice young couple from the Dominican Republic who lived in a tiny apartment in the Bronx. We met to discuss home


It’s All in the Details When It Comes to Interior Design

“The devil is in the details.” I’m sure that’s a phrase you all have heard many times. It applies to many aspects of our lives. Planning a vacation, a party and even more so, planning our homes. Homeowners often spend time and money creating an overall functional space in their homes, and forget that details give


Economic Market Factors That Move Interest Rates

Many direct and indirect economic market factors play a role in the movement of interest rates. Generally, in a growing economy, people have a higher confidence level to borrow and spend, causing rates to increase. In a slowing or recessionary environment, however, rates tend to go down due to the


Buying a Home? Amazing 3D Technology Will Change Everything for You

First Ever in New Jersey: 3D Virtual Reality Unveiling and

Open House to Be Held in Teaneck This Monday Night at V+N

Next week, the way you buy a new home is about to change forever thanks to 3D virtual reality immersive


Bet You Didn’t Know That Hack

To keep your bananas fresher longer, cut a small piece of clear plastic wrap about the size of the palm of your hand, wrap it tightly on the top crown of the bananas and they will last 3–5 days longer.

If you want to clean a pan that got badly burned, you can use:

1 cup vinegar

2 tablespoons of baking soda

1 cup or so of


Five Home-Buying Trends for This Year’s Market

(BPT) - If you are in the market for a new house this year, don’t be fooled by the brisk chill in the air - the spring house-hunting season is actually closer than you think. That means now is the perfect time to start your planning. Space requirements such as bedrooms, bathrooms and square footage are essential, but a


Things to Consider When Buying a ‘Green’ Home

With terms like “sustainability” and “eco-conscious” becoming buzzwords, it might seem like everyone is “going green.” If you’re a potential first-time home buyer who cares about the environment, you might be wondering how to tell if the homes you’re considering are eco-friendly.


Register Now for New Black Box Season

Teaneck— With the Fall/Winter End-of-Semester performances just completed—including sold-out performances Evil Dead: The Musical, Clifford Odet’s classic Golden Boy, Scenes & Songs from Little Shop, and The Devil Inside, an early work by Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright David


FM Home Loans to Hold Free Home-Buying Seminar

FM Home Loans along with Links Residential will be hosting a free Home Buyers Seminar on March 14 beginning at 7 pm at Avenue Event Space in Teaneck. The Jewish Link spoke with Jason Berg, Vice President at FM Home Loans, for a short Q&A session.

Why attend a home buyers, seminar?