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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Real Estate

The Banker’s Mortgage Banker Of Choice

I recently closed a new home purchase loan for a first time home buyer that made me very proud. He wasn’t a regular first time home buyer, and he wasn’t a regular client. This applicant was actually a senior lending officer at a small regional bank (to be left unnamed). He was referred to me by a friend as he was trying to

Save an Eighth, Lose a Quarter

Do you want the best rate? Of course you do, but it would help you to know that the “best rate” is relative to your unique financial situation, and that there are many variables that go into each and every mortgage deal. The helpful guidelines below will help you better understand the components of a rate quote and the

Hudson County Jewish Business Alliance Presents Gold Coast Real Estate Conference

The Hudson County Jewish Business Alliance will be presenting the Gold Coast Real Estate Conference on Tuesday, March 21, in Jersey City. The conference will start with a networking session at noon and continue with a program that will include two informative panel discussions. One panel will be with government officials discussing

What to Know Before Replacing Home Flooring

(StatePoint) Whether you are building a new house or making upgrades on a current home, there is a lot to consider when it comes to flooring. It’s important to keep in mind that the choices available have changed in recent years.

Here are some things to know:

IT’S ALL ABOUT SUPPLY AND DEMAND

One of the more well-known idioms in real estate is “location, location, location,” but when it comes to the most fundamental principle of the industry - it is the law of “supply and demand.” Specifically, the prices of homes in a given area rise and fall based on this concept. When the demand for real estate is high,

Top Seven Renovations to Increase Your Home Value

There are lots of reasons to renovate your home, but one of the most popular is to make money when you go to sell. Home improvement experts agree that these projects can increase the value of your home — and most are more affordable than you may think.

  1. Let There Be

Beauty and Utility: Designing a Functional, Stylish Home

(BPT) Spring is a time of renewal and home improvement. More and more, homeowners are looking for maximum practicality and durability from everything in their home. They won’t, however, sacrifice style and aesthetic to achieve it. Fortunately, home products continue to advance, be it waterproof technologies or scuff-proof surface

A Simple Spring Cleaning Checklist

(StatePoint) It’s the time of year to roll up your sleeves and do some spring cleaning. Experts point out that it’s helpful to streamline the tools you use to do the job and the tasks you seek to accomplish.

“An all-purpose cleaner and a tough degreasing agent can be used in so many areas

Make a Striking Focal Point the Foundation of Your Spa-Like Bathroom

(BPT) - American homeowners’ desire for spa-like bathrooms shows no signs of waning, says the latest Design Trends report by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). From freestanding bath tubs and floating vanities to LED lighting and soothing color schemes, some of the most-requested bathroom renovations focus on

How Trending Home Colors Achieve Their ‘Hot’ Status Each Year

(BPT) - You see it every year - a “hot” new color begins appearing on phone cases, walls, ceilings, furnishings and accessories. Soon, virtually everyone who’s doing any kind of renovation or design work is incorporating that color into their project. Have you ever wondered how home color trends happen?

Show Me The Money

One of the most underrated challenges in a mortgage qualification is how funds are documented. What might seem to be a very straight forward process, ends up causing countless delays to a mortgage closing - and sometimes prevents it from happening altogether. Regardless of whether one is looking to buy a home or refinance an

Jerusalem Real Estate: Intrigue and Irony

Talbieh is a charming, centrally located, upscale Jerusalem neighborhood. It originally comprised large private houses owned by wealthy Christian Arab families, most of whom lived in neighboring countries and spent their vacations in Jerusalem.

After the establishment of the