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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Real Estate

For a Sparkling Kitchen, Clean These Five Items

(BPT) You wipe down the counters, clean the floor and run the dishwasher regularly. Your kitchen appears clean on the surface, but there’s probably a lot that could use a refresh. It’s time to pay attention to frequently used but often forgotten items in your kitchen.

Make sure to include

The Fed Cuts Rates! Top 3.00 Reasons To Refinance Now

As predicted, the Federal Reserve cut interests rates at their month-end meeting on Wednesday. The 25bps cut was highly anticipated, but it was the comments by Chairmen Powell which carried more weight than the actual reduction. For the average homeowner, the immediate impact of the Fed announcement is that beginning next month,

Five Steps to Prep for Buying a Home

(StatePoint) For many Americans, making the jump to buying that first house is a significant achievement that allows them to put their mark on their own space, while creating room for family and pets.

But how do you know you’re ready?

Americans see homeownership as an investment in their future, yet they are concerned about the steps they need to take

Make the Most of Your Smart Garage

(BPT) If there is one thing that we learned from Prime Day it’s that the smart garage is a must-have for Amazon Prime Members. Chamberlain Group’s myQ Smart Garage Hub was one of the best-selling smart home items during Prime Day. So, why are so many homeowners focusing on making their garage smart?

Make the Most of Your Smart Garage

(BPT) If there is one thing that we learned from Prime Day it’s that the smart garage is a must-have for Amazon Prime Members. Chamberlain Group’s myQ Smart Garage Hub was one of the best-selling smart home items during Prime Day. So, why are so many homeowners focusing on making their garage smart?

A Crazy Buggy Summer: Tips for Dealing With Home Insect Invasions

(StatePoint) Spotting more bugs than usual around the house? While a pest problem can cause embarrassment and concern, this summer you can take comfort in the fact that not only are you not alone, there are new ways of dealing with insects that can help you manage the problem without harsh chemicals.

How to Create Community in Your Neighborhood

(BPT) It’s easy to see the value of living in caring neighborhoods and being good neighbors.

One recent survey found 75 percent of Americans think it’s important to welcome new neighbors, 58 percent say it’s important for neighbors to socialize and 37 percent are more likely to

Tama 38 Industry Update

(Courtesy of TAMA 38) As of June 2019, here is an estimate of the TAMA 38 activity in Israel according to Madlan (https://tama38.madlan.co.il/):

1,171 buildings have been re-constructed under the TAMA 38 program

1,752

The Remarkable Guatemala-Israel Relationship

Guatemala Street in Jerusalem’s Kiryat Hayovel neighborhood serves as an eternal expression of Israel’s appreciation to the Latin American country for voting in favor of the United Nations Partition Plan in November 1947. That vote was the beginning of a special friendship between these two countries.

Interest Rate Predictions

For those who frequent my articles, you know that I am not one to make bold predictions, especially when it comes to market fluctuations. We are experiencing ‘interesting times’ economically – as we see record-breaking stock markets, lower interest rate movements, and an uncertain economy, to say the least. All that said,

Etra Builds Move-in-Ready Homes

Talk to anyone who has built or remodeled a home and you’ll hear stories about delays, cost overruns, mistakes and more. Yet, living in a home built with your taste and needs in mind is so satisfying. Is it worth the risk?

Etra Build has a solution. Daniel Wetrin and

Infusing Natural Elements for Distinctive Design

(BPT) Natural materials add notes of strength and serenity to a space, while simultaneously revitalizing the overall aesthetic. These elements not only represent the distinct beauty found in nature, but also can serve as unique statement pieces that bring handcrafted modernity into a home. Designers incorporate natural materials to create a