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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Real Estate

Home Improvement: What’s Old Is New Again

(BPT) Fall is a popular time for home improvement as people think about impressing their guests during the holidays. It is also a time for change, which makes the current trends in home décor so unique.

Simply put, what’s old is new again. Homeowners are gravitating to classic and

Mortgages For Temporary Dwellings

A sukkah or succah is defined by Wikipedia as a “temporary hut constructed for use during the week-long Jewish festival of Sukkot.” The quality and design of these Sukkot continue to get more impressive with each passing year. I once heard a story that people within a gated community were debating about the permissibility of

Why Switching to LED Bulbs Makes a Difference

(StatePoint) It may seem like a small detail, but the way you light your home can have a big impact on the environment and your energy bills. Indeed, widespread use of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting has the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United States, according to government findings.

Fall: Best Season for Planting Trees That Boost Home and Community Value

(BPT) Planting a tree is an investment in the future, according to a Greek proverb: “A society grows great when old men plant trees under whose shade they never expect to sit.” But did you know planting trees around your home is also an investment in your real estate value and the value of your neighborhood? Or, that it’s one

Getting A Mortgage Despite A Bad Judgment

At this time of year I trust most thoughts and mindsets are preoccupied on the “Day of Judgement” we just went through, and the looming “Day of Atonement”, G-d willing, just a few days away. I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Gmar Chasima Tova and best wishes for utilizing these days to their

The Top Seven Home Improvements You Can Do Right Now on a Budget

Paint

While painting is time consuming and messy, it is one of the most dramatic home improvements you can make on a budget! Whether you were talked into buying a home with red and yellow walls by your visionistic

Buying on Paper: When to ‘Just Say No’

I recently wrote an article called “Buying on Paper: A Success Story” explaining the pros and cons of purchasing an apartment “on paper” or, as the British say, “off plan.” Let’s discuss when one should steer clear of not-yet-built apartment projects.

Zoning

Do not purchase on paper if the property is not currently zoned for residential

1674 Fairfield St, Teaneck

$379,000

4 bed / 2.5 bath

Links Residential

201-992-3600

Quiet neighborhood. Entry foyer, living room w/ fireplace, dining room, modern eat-in kitchen, and large rear deck. Two main floor bedrooms, hardwood floors, master suite and

300 Winston Drive #112, Cliffside Park

$469,000

V&N Realty

201-692-3700

Fresh and Modern renovation. This beautiful apartment features high end finishes such as radiant heated flooring and jetted tubs in the bathrooms and a wine fridge in the open concept kitchen. Enjoy the garden and city skyline view

What Stays? What Goes?

When a home is being sold, what items stay and go is often up for debate between the seller and home buyer.

Fixtures usually stay since they are permanently attached to the property. Generally, if a tool is needed to remove an item, and removing the item would cause damage to walls, fences, porches, decks, ceiling, etc., then

Conserve Energy and Save Money This Fall by Weatherizing Your Home

 (BPT) Cooler seasonal temperatures can have an impact on not only your home, but also your wallet. Along with adjusting your thermostat as the cooler weather embraces much of the country, weatherizing your home also has a direct impact on the amount of energy required to maintain a comfortable temperature indoors. Follow these five easy DIY

Lost Opportunities; The Cost Of Waiting

Have you ever been out with someone who points to a house, shows you a car, mentions a stock, or talks about something they could have bought years ago at a significant discount? Have you ever been around someone who still pines over a lost opportunity about something they should have gotten involved in years ago that would have