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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Real Estate

Four Home Fix-Ups for Fall

(BPT) With cooler days and temperate weather, fall is a good time to get outdoors and tackle some larger home projects, as well as prep your home for winter.

“Cold weather can wreak havoc on your house, leaving you with a long list of repairs,” said Cathy McHugh, director, brand

Household Cleaning Hacks Using Essential Oils

(StatePoint) From cleaners and sprays to air fresheners and more, essential oils are making their way into the mainstream as commonplace, common sense household solutions.

It’s no surprise then that the market for essential oils is anticipated to grow significantly (more than 9 percent) over

How to Update Home Lighting To Be Easy on the Eyes

(StatePoint) If you ever experience eyestrain, tired itchy eyes, blurry vision or headaches, it may be time to give your home a lighting makeover.

Problems caused by bad lighting can be intensified by using it for longer, something most households should keep in mind, as 74 percent of Americans in a

Elevate Your Home Decor Through Minimalism

(BPT) The latest trends in home decor reveal a desire for a feeling of tranquility and calmness, perhaps as a response to today’s overly busy and distracted lifestyles. From Marie Kondo’s decluttering craze to a return to natural materials in home design, everyone is looking for a way to create a peaceful, less hectic inner

Un-Yielding Results

As this paper went to press, we experienced the worst drop of the year and fourth-largest point drop of all time in the stock market. The Dow dropped 800.49 points or 3.05% as the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note broke below the 2-year rate on Wednesday.

As I have written about in

Protect Birds Around Your House and Garden

(StatePoint) Birds are not only beautiful, they are a vital component of the ecosystems they inhabit. If you have a garden, you may have observed this in action.

Unfortunately, millions of wild birds are killed annually colliding with windows in the U.S. alone. But your family can take action to

Pro Tips for Taking the Perfect Photos of Your Home

(StatePoint) Whether you’ve completed an amazing renovation, or you are selling your house, you’ll want to take perfect pictures of your home to share.

Acclaimed photographer, Jeffrey Davis, the photographer of choice for The New American Home and Progress Lighting, is sharing some tips to

Landing on the Moon: Ruby’s Real Estate Market Update

The month of July was an exciting one! On July 20, on Shabbat no less, it was a celebratory 50-year landmark since man first walked on the moon. Remembering way back when, watching the exciting event on the small TV screen, especially since it usurped all the channels, it was a thrilling sight to behold even as a spectator. Fast

Three Emerging Smart Home Trends of 2019

(BPT) If you’re building a new home, you want it to be stylish, functional, and of course, state of the art with the latest technology advancements. Smart home features are on top of the wish list for homeowners, with 81 percent of homebuyers stating they would favor purchasing a home with smart accessories

What to Know Before Replacing Home Windows

(StatePoint) As with any home upgrade, a little research can help ensure a top-quality installation with the best materials on the market. Here are the most important factors to consider before purchasing replacement windows:

  • Energy Efficiency: Energy-efficient windows can keep utility bills

Direct Mortgage Secrets From a Direct Lender

I was recently speaking to a client who was “shopping around for a mortgage,” when he stopped me mid-sentence to ask why I needed all this information to give him a simple rate quote. I said it was a fair question, but asked him to humor me with another five minutes of conversation. By the time we were done, I was able to

Landing on the Moon: Ruby’s Real Estate Market Update

The month of July was an exciting one! On July 20, on Shabbat no less, it was a celebratory 50-year landmark since man first walked on the moon. Remembering way back when, watching the exciting event on the small TV screen, especially since it usurped all the channels, it was a thrilling sight to behold even as a spectator. Fast