Monday, June 26, 2017

Real Estate

Fall: The Best Season for Home Improvement

(BPT) The rituals of fall include sending kids back to school, raking leaves and cheering on the hometown football team. In addition, a new fall tradition has emerged for America’s nearly 74 million homeowners - home improvement.

This fall promises to be particularly popular for home projects.

Ask the Realtor: Disclosure Forms for Buyers and Sellers

Why is the real estate agent asking me to sign a New York State Disclosure Form for Buyer and Seller if I am a prospective buyer or a seller, or a New York State Disclosure Form for Landlord and Tenant if I am a landlord or a prospective tenant?

Briefly stated, even though you are not required

Selling Your Home? How to Get Buyers in the Front Door

(StatePoint) Looking to sell your home? Then improve its curb appeal. That’s the advice of realtors who say that many home buyers won’t even get out of their cars unless they like the way the house looks from the street.

“Today, buyers can be choosy. Overgrown bushes, peeling paint or faded

Sopher Realty: “Ask the Realtor”

What is the procedure for purchasing a co-op apartment in Riverdale?

Prospective buyers are often daunted by the thought of successfully navigating the co-op board-approval process.  However, the good news is that for the well-qualified buyer, the process, which can be

Ask The Realtor:

When is a good time to buy?

Most buyers tend to purchase during spring and summer months, but do not realize that the purchase of Real Estate continues into the fall and winter.  Many more opportunities exist during these months when you are not competing with a high volume of

Housing Reform and Its Impact on Overseas Buyers

Real estate prices in Israel have nearly doubled since 2007, and over the past decade, soaring housing costs have been a hotly debated political issue. New Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon’s first promise has been to overhaul the real estate industry and stabilize real estate prices. Kahlon comes into this new position with

Giving the Gift of Home

When we think of wedding gifts for the newlyweds what do we typically think of? Silverware, set of dishes, honeymoon trip, furniture, gift certificates etc….

What if, instead of buying the standard, beautiful and useful wedding gifts, people grouped together to contribute to the down payment

Netanya: The Beauty of Seaside Living

Although most of my clients enjoy the hustle and bustle of Jerusalem life, others prefer beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea, and the slower pace and charm of a coastal town. For many of these clients, Netanya is a good fit.

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Ask the Realtor: The First Steps

I am thinking of buying a home.  What should be my first steps?

The first thing is to be qualified by a mortgage broker to determine what you can really afford together with taxes, home insurance, and monthly mortgage payments.   There is no point, falling in love with homes

The Art of Home Juggling: Selling and Buying a New Home

Your family is getting bigger and now you want a bigger home, or your kids are married or have relocated and now you want to downsize. Time to juggle, but pay attention so you don’t drop the balls.

The two important questions you should ask yourself when you want to sell your current residence

The Fashionable German Colony

The German Colony is an exciting and upscale Jerusalem neighborhood. It is famous for its main thoroughfare Emek Refaim, which is one of the city’s most popular streets, bustling with activity and boasting cafes, restaurants and trendy boutiques.

Bustling Emek Refaim (Photo: CC-BY-SA Avishai

Hashmonaim: Small-Town Values

Hashmonaim, located on the outskirts of Modiin, is a popular community for English-speaking olim (immigrants). Its appeal emanates from the town’s warm, close-knit, “small town” environment and its excellent central location.

Also known as Ramat Modiin, Hashmonaim was established

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