Friday, May 24, 2019

Real Estate

‘House It Going’ In The Marketplace?!

According to a report released this past week by the National Association of Realtors, sales of existing U.S. homes fell 0.4% in April (compared with March) to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 5.19 million units. Furthermore, by comparison, sales were 4.4% lower compared with April 2018. Existing home sales are an important

How to Improve Your Credit Score Before Applying for a Mortgage

(BPT) In today’s world, lenders use many different types of credit scoring models. There are virtually hundreds of different models out there for lenders to choose from.

Many lenders continue to use conventional models that don’t provide a score for millions of consumers. That often puts

Tips to Nail the Latest Home Design Trend

(StatePoint) Redecorating? Experts say to keep in mind that the days of matching metals used for lighting, cabinet hardware and plumbing are over. Today’s rule: mix it up! When done right, combining colors adds visual interest and depth to a space.

“Mixing metals makes a statement in a

Six Features Luxury Home Buyers Desire

(BPT) Modern trends in luxury homes are not just about location, size or specific decor, but reflecting the sophistication of their buyers. Buyers in today’s luxury home market desire innovative features that enhance their quality of life, provide extra touches of relaxation and use smart technology to increase safety

Seasonal Trends to Inspire and Add Style to Your Outdoor Space

(BPT) Each season brings new opportunities to express your personal style. Like putting together an outfit, decorating your outdoor space is an opportunity to showcase your favorite trends.

Here are a few ways to incorporate the latest trends into your outdoor space.

How to Choose Plants for Your Summer Garden

(BPT) Whether you’re new to gardening or have a green thumb, summer is the perfect season to start your own garden. Now is the time to start thinking of all the possibilities the warm weather brings!

“The first step to start your summer garden is considering what plants

What to Know Before Any Home Project Involving Digging

(StatePoint) When you look down at the ground you may not realize the millions of miles of buried utility infrastructure that keeps society clothed, fed, powered, connected, and a whole lot more. Unfortunately, many of us are on an out-of-sight, out-of-mind basis with the pipes, wires, and cables situated right under our

The Home Fire Safety Feature You Probably Haven’t Thought About

(BPT) Home is supposed to be a safe space, so it can be scary to think about things like fires. Unfortunately, fires are a real threat. Seven people die each day due to home fires, so it’s important to be ready.

Every home needs working smoke alarms and an escape plan for exiting the house.

Yes, You Can Have Sparkling Hardwood Floors

(BPT) Getting your home ready for summer means putting away the warm clothing and winter gear, clearing out clutter and making room for lighter and brighter accessories. As you prepare to tidy and organize your home for a summer of get-togethers and cookouts, don’t forget to show a little extra love to those hardwood floors. The

What Kind of Business Is This?!

Home sales are on the rise. Mortgage rates are on the decline. The real estate and mortgage markets are abuzz with opportunities. Over the past few weeks, I have been fielding many inquiries from people who are looking to get into the mortgage business, and those exploring employment opportunities with our company. As I am sure

Plittman Contractors: A Hobby That Became a Business

A yeshiva high school principal and a residential contractor seem to be very different positions. But Rabbi Yaakov Plittman, who is both, finds many similarities. “As a principal, I am building boys. I look at a boy who has achieved success after mastering difficult material and I say ‘Baruch Hashem, mission

Living in Historic and Modern Jerusalem in One Location

Can one live in the heart of historic Jerusalem and at the same time be in the center of the “action” of modern Jerusalem? The answer is yes, if the location is one that encompasses both.

Such a location is the site of “Song of the Prophets,” an imaginative, new housing