Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Real Estate

Living Near Family: How Close Is Too Close?

(StatePoint) While you can’t choose your family, you can choose how close you live to them. A new survey suggests some healthy boundaries between parents and in-laws make for a happier family relationship -- something to keep in mind when shopping for a home. 

Fifty-seven percent of respondents in the

Is it a Good Investment to Buy a Second Home?

If you are looking for a way to grow your wealth, you might be considering some popular investment opportunities, like buying a second home. However, unlike many other options, such as stocks or

Refinancing for the Right Reasons

The Mortgage Bankers Association had an interesting statistic released earlier this week. They reported that overall mortgage application volume dropped 6.2% this week, from its previous report. Applications to purchase a home were down 4%, while refinancing activity was down 8% from this time last week. They also noted mortgage

Tips for Creating the Perfect Home Office

(StatePoint) With more people nationwide opting to create their own businesses or work for their employer remotely, the home office has become one of the most used spaces of the house, with many people spending more than eight hours a day in this room. If you’re one of these people, the kitchen table just won’t cut it if you’re

Pro Tips for Taking the Perfect Photos of Your Home

(StatePoint) Whether you’ve completed an amazing renovation, or you are selling your house, you’ll want to take perfect pictures of your home to share.

Acclaimed photographer, Jeffrey Davis, the photographer of choice for The New American Home and Progress Lighting, is sharing some tips to elevate

Landing on the Moon: Ruby’s Real Estate Market Update

The month of July was an exciting one! On July 20, on Shabbat no less, it was a celebratory 50-year landmark since man first walked on the moon. Remembering way back when, watching the exciting event on the small TV screen, especially since it usurped all the channels, it was a thrilling sight to behold even as a spectator. Fast forward to

What to Know Before Replacing Home Windows

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A Guide to Affordable Home Improvement

(BPT) The holy grail of home improvement is a project that makes a big difference to the appearance or value of the home without breaking the bank. The key is to focus on low-cost, quality items that will give the most bang for your buck. Here are five to consider:

New Bathroom

Protect Your Vacation Home When You’re Away

(BPT) Whether it’s a cabin up north, a villa down south or a quaint cottage near family, many people in the United States own second

The US Embassy-Flusser Connection

What is the relationship between David Flusser and the United States Embassy? David Flusser was born in Vienna, grew up in Czechoslovakia, was educated in Prague and completed his doctorate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. So far, there’s no apparent connection.

Let’s dig deeper:

How to Properly Budget

By Gedaliah Borvick

‘House’ It Going in the Marketplace?

According to a report released this past week by the National Association of Realtors, sales of existing U.S. homes fell 0.4% in April (compared with March) to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 5.19 million units. Furthermore, in comparison, sales were 4.4% lower compared with April 2018. Existing home sales are an important

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