Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Real Estate

Mortgage Rates Drop Again

I have a client who was recently referred to me who was “shopping around” after getting his pre-approval from a local commercial bank. Remarkably, he was under the misconception that he was obligated to use the bank that issued him the pre-approval when his purchase offer was accepted. A friend of his, who was a past client of



The Vilna Gaon and Religious Zionism

I was walking along Rechov HaGra in the Jerusalem community of Shaarei Chesed and it reminded me of a fascinating class that I heard regarding the street’s namesake.

When one thinks about modern Zionism, the first name that comes to mind is Theodor Herzl. However, a century before


As a mortgage professional, I task myself with the responsibility helping my clients get the fastest, most economical, and utmost hassle-free mortgage. I also, however, work with my clients to help them address all of their short-term and long-term financial objectives - minimizing their financial and mortgage burden well beyond the close

Top 2019 Outdoor Living Trends

(BPT) With busy schedules and on-the-go lifestyles, outdoor living spaces offer a chance to decompress, enjoy nature and connect with friends and family. Thanks to the impressive design and quality of today’s outdoor products, these spaces often rival the convenience, comfort and design of the indoors.

Approved Funding Welcomes Ari Nat

Approved Funding continues with its recent expansion and is pleased to announce that Ari Nat has joined the company as a senior mortgage banker.

Ari prides himself on the ability to structure loans in creative and innovative ways that meet his clients’ immediate and long-term goals.

Home and Garden Improvements That Will Benefit Local Wildlife

(StatePoint) When it comes to changing the world, your own backyard is a great place to start. As you make home improvements, consider their potential to benefit local wildlife that travel in and around your property.

Here are a few important steps you can take.

Penny Wise, Dollar Foolish

There is a well-known British saying that I very much appreciate, “penny wise and pound foolish.” The premise, in my mind at least, is that you shouldn’t make decision salvaging small amounts of money, that end up being poor choices and costlier in the end. This motto is so powerful and can apply to almost any aspect of our

Purchasing Property in Jerusalem: Ask Us Anything

Five leading Jerusalem-­based real estate experts, covering key elements of the process of buying and owning property in Jerusalem, will be answering any questions you may have on the topic.

The panel consists of: Ben Levene, sales director of CapitAL Real

It’s Time to Upgrade Your Home With New Tech

(StatePoint) New technology has the power to make your home safer, more comfortable and better suited to your family’s needs.

So, if you’re planning to make some home updates, consider these great ideas for incorporating the latest technologies.

Gambling in Las Vegas Pays Off

I was recently in Las Vegas, “the gambling capital of the world,” and my one and only bet there played out unbelievably. Practically speaking, the odds were not in my favor, and I took a risk, but I knew that my intuition was reasonable, so I went with my gut. To clarify, I didn’t step foot into any of the casinos, but I

Building a Home? Protect Yourself Against Fires

(BPT) If your new home is among the one million or so being built in the U.S. this year, congratulations! You’ll have the chance to customize it to your dream home preferences.

One feature that should be at the top of your priority list is the best possible fire protection for yourself and your loved