Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Real Estate

Contingencies in Real Estate Contracts

One of the most common concerns of buyers and sellers regarding the sale of real property (and in co-op stock sale contracts) is the addition of contingencies to contracts of sale. A contingency is a stipulation in a contract that must be met for the contract to become binding; it is a condition that must be satisfied if the deal

Ashdod: More Than the Shore

When one thinks of Ashdod, what usually comes to mind is the shore: the beaches, the port, the stunning sea views. However, there is so much more to learn about Israel’s fifth-largest city.

Three Questions to Ask When Looking for Your New HVAC Unit

(BPT) If you subscribe to the belief that your home is your castle, then you naturally expect to be comfortable in that castle, right? Whether it’s the middle of winter or the dog days of summer, your home’s HVAC system plays a vital role in supporting this comfort, so if you’re in

Zombie Houses

Zombie Houses are aptly, albeit inelegantly, named due to their association with the idea of the walking dead and their ability to suck the life out of a neighborhood. Many such houses exist in the United States; a large number are in New York and New Jersey. Not even the most affluent communities

Windows for Your Home

Modern windows provide more than light and a view of what’s going on outside your house. Not

Using Land in Lieu of a Mortgage Down Payment


Moving On

As my sale and rental deals approach their closings, my buyers, sellers and tenants invariably ask me to recommend good movers. Alas, the subject of movers is not included in the broker’s course, so all that I know about movers are the names of the moving companies that I see on the trucks on moving

Zichron Yaakov: Celebrating Diversity

When making aliyah, most people buying a home tend to purchase in communities that have a nucleus of families with similar backgrounds and hashkafot, or world views. Such an arrangement offers immigrants a network of like-minded families, affording them educational, spiritual and social

Bathroom Customization: Stylish Options for Styling Needs

(BPT) The kitchen may be the heart of your home, but don’t underestimate the importance of your bathrooms. If you think about it, bathrooms are one of the most frequented

How to Defeat Clogged Drains

 (StatePoint) Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, clogged drains are likely to affect your bathroom and kitchen sinks every so often as a result of soap residue, hair and skin flakes, food particles, dirt and

The Mortgage Low-Down

There are many misnomers in mortgage lending, but none as specious as the requirement of a 20% down payment to buy a home. According to the latest survey from the National Association of Realtors, many potential home buyers disqualified themselves from buying, without even

Tips for Financing Your Next Home Improvement Project

(BPT) Whether it’s transforming a fixer-upper into your dream home or just giving a makeover to your kitchen or bathroom, home improvement projects are on the minds of

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