Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Real Estate

Five Tips for Safe Space Heater Use

(BPT) During the coldest days of the year, space heaters are one of the easiest, most efficient ways to get warm fast. However, when not used correctly, they may also be one of the most dangerous.

Space heaters accounted for 40 percent of all home heating fires and a staggering 84 percent of

Winter Real Estate, Hot or Not?

Just when you were almost ready to put away your snow blower, your winter boots and your ice scrapers, along with putting a “For Sale” sign on your front lawn for the spring season, you realize you still have another good month or two to “weather” the “weather” and winter surprises.

NJ Realtors Names Cliffside Park’s Robert Oppenheimer as 2017 President

On December 6th 2016, New Jersey Realtors, the trade association serving more than 48,000 members, named Robert Oppenheimer, of Cliffside Park, its 2017 president during their Centennial Gala and President’s Installation at its annual Realtor Triple Play Convention. Also installed were president-elect Christian

The 10 Mortgage Plagues – Part I

Without a doubt “The 10 Plagues” is one of the more popular storylines in the Torah for people of all ages. In the mortgage-world, there is an ancient and often circulated “Top 10 Mortgage Do’s and Don’ts” that is available online, and provided to many applicants before they begin their mortgage process. While the list

Before It’s Too Late

Let me be clear. I am no fan of Barack Obama. I am happy we have a pro-Israel, pro-growth government after something very different the last eight years. Having said that, there are some programs implemented by the previous president that have been beneficial to millions of homeowners and are at risk of ending. If you can benefit

Playroom Upgrade: Wall-Mount ‘Barn Door’ Makes Room for Fun

(BPT) With spring fast approaching and the kids at school, there’s no better time to upgrade the playroom.

Why not swap out a traditional swinging door for a playful chalkboard wall-mounted sliding door? Your little artists can draw for hours on the chalkboard, plus the sliding door can add up

Debunking Myths About Home Garbage Disposals

(StatePoint) Over half of all Americans have a garbage disposal. Unfortunately, many may not be properly maintained due to common misconceptions.

The experts at Moen, a leading manufacturer of kitchen and bathroom fixtures, are debunking the common misconceptions of using a garbage disposal to

Five Easy DIY Projects to Tackle This Winter

(BPT) - The winter months are the perfect time to dig in and tackle easy DIY projects for an updated home you’ll enjoy all year long. These five simple home improvement projects are incredibly easy, affordable and can be completed in three hours or less.


Vacation Time! Time to Buy a Vacation Home or Secondary Residence?

If you are like many in the community, thoughts of school break and winter vacation are dominating your current plans. Undoubtingly after your trip is over, many will think back fondly on the temporary escape they just enjoyed. One way to keep the prospect of more frequent vacations is to actually buy a secondary residence or

Mitzpe Ramon: Not Just a Resort Town

When I mention the name Mitzpe Ramon to most people, the first thought that comes to mind is either the Ramon Crater or the luxurious Beresheet hotel and spa. Undoubtedly, these attractions deserve all their accolades.

Clients who have visited the Beresheet spa, an ultramodern,

Deal Savers

You would totally appreciate your mortgage advisor if you knew all that goes into getting a mortgage loan today. There are numerous programs, underwriting guidelines, processing strategies and systems, rate-lock strategies and, last but not least, working with and coordinating the many professionals involved in a deal to get to the

Your Fico. My Fico. Their Fako.

This past week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that two of the three major credit reporting agencies (TransUnion and Equifax) that are responsible for providing consumer credit scores, have been fined for misrepresenting and misleading millions of Americans.

The three