Monday, February 17, 2020

Real Estate

Environmental Issues in Residential. Real Estate Transactions

Environmental pollution is the introduction onto a property of an environmental impurity and is of major importance to both buyers and sellers engaged in residential real estate transactions. Not only does pollution present the possibility of health issues but it also raises the specter of liability issues for both the seller and the

Ask the Realtor: When Is the Best Time to Sell My House?

Most people–real estate agents included–will automatically respond that in our area the Spring is the correct answer–and why not? The inclement weather of winter is gone, the flowers are blooming, the greenery is on the trees, the weather is mild, and there are longer hours of daylight–perfect for showing the house during

Modi’in Has Arrived

Modi’in is a beautiful, friendly city that has become a popular destination for olim. Founded in 1993, the city is well-planned, with large swaths of protected land for parks and nature reserves. Modi’in has been designed to become Israel’s fourth-largest city; the population is currently almost 100,000 people and

Ask the Realtor: What’s the Deal With Co-ops and Condos?

Many of my first-time buyers ask, “What are the differences between co-ops and condos?

Co-ops and condos provide two very different forms of ownership. Even though people speak of “buying a co-op apartment,” what is actually purchased are shares of stock in the corporation that owns the

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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