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Monday, January 27, 2020

Real Estate

How to Get a Mortgage Break

In honor of school “break season,” I thought it would be beneficial to reveal some insider secrets on how to get a “break” on your mortgage. These days, everyone is looking for a good deal, and they certainly deserve the best! In a competitive marketplace, everyone is trying to distinguish themselves with the best fees and service.

What to Know Before Replacing Your Roof

(StatePoint) Not only does your roof need to withstand the elements over the years, it needs to look great while doing it. If it’s time to replace your roof, experts say that there are some important things to consider, particularly when it comes to the materials you select.

If you’ve

Five Ideas for a New You in the New Year

(StatePoint) The new year is the perfect time to hit the reset button and get a fresh start. Here are six resolution ideas, plus tools and strategies for accomplishing each:

• Read More: Want to read more but never seem to have an opportunity to curl up with a good book? Downloading audiobooks and listening to them during commutes

Five Tips Homeowners Need This Winter to Prevent Unnecessary Costs

(StatePoint) A drop in temperature and an increase in precipitation like rain, sleet or snow can make winter costly at home.

Between turning up your heat and spending money on ice melt, the last cost any homeowner wants to account for is burst pipes and the damage they can cause. It doesn’t

Thinking About Refinancing? Five Things to Consider

(StatePoint) Mortgage rates have recently hit near-record lows and Freddie Mac predicts rates will remain low for the foreseeable future.

If you haven’t already taken advantage of the low-rate environment to refinance your home, experts say it’s worth considering.

Home A-Loan

“Yeshiva Week” is here! What a great opportunity to recognize and reward the hard work of our youth (gulp). Jokes aside, I do wish those who are planning to get away, safe travels and much enjoyment. This time of year always reminds me of the famous 1990 movie “Home Alone,” where an 8-year-old rambunctious kid was forced to protect

Carl Lutz: The Mystery Savior

Over 30 heads of state will be participating this coming week in the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, titled “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Anti-Semitism,” at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. In honor of this event, permit me to share with you the remarkable story of Charles Lutz.

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De-stress by Bringing The Outdoors In

(BPT) This year you might have goals like ramping up your workout routine, increasing your self-care regimen or finding time to de-stress.

The EPA reports we spend 90 percent of our time indoors, but most people feel that spending time in nature has a positive effect on their mental well-being

Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster or State of Emergency?

(BPT) If emergency officials in your community issued a mandatory evacuation order to get out of the path of a wildfire, hurricane or other natural disaster, would you know what to take with you, the evacuation route you would take and where you would go until it was safe to return home?

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What Gets You Moving?

As the new year and new decade commence, countless new “resolutions” begin mounting. I always found it fascinating that a mere date on a calendar had such a profound impact on moving a person to take action about significant matters in their life. The fact of the matter is, while many are very aware of the critical things they ought to

Thousands Supercharge Their Businesses at OJBA’s Largest Ever Interstate Expo

(Courtesy of OJBA) OJBA has proven once again that its annual Interstate Expo is the place to be for anyone in the construction, management, real estate and related industries. Over 3,000 people flooded the Meadowlands Exposition Center on December 18, making it the largest and most successful expo to date for OJBA.

Make Room for Your Passions: How to Maximize Your Garage Space

(BPT) Did you know over half of Americans (59%) feel that engaging in hobbies helps relieve stress? This was one finding in a survey of over 3,000 Americans conducted in 2017 by Kelton Global on behalf of Gladiator, the nation’s leader in customizable garage and household organization solutions.