Thursday, November 21, 2019

Real Estate

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

Beat the Heat in Favorite Outdoor Spaces

(BPT) Are summer’s sizzling temperatures causing you to retreat from your favorite outdoor spaces? Garages, patios, sheds, gardens and other outdoor areas should be enjoyed

Private Water Supply Systems

The vast majority of Americans receive potable water in their homes from municipal water supply systems. The remaining 15 percent of households, including some people who live in our area, my family and our neighbors included, must rely upon privately owned wells. Operators

Residential Roofing Materials

Deciding upon the best roofing material for your new home or for replacement of an existing roof involves consideration of several interrelated factors. Cost may be a primary determinant, but this includes projected longevity of the materials and the length of the warranty. Not only is the roofing

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