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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Real Estate

How to Leverage Your Wedding Gifts

Two people get married for many reasons. The ideal reasons are love, connection, sharing the same values and wanting to build a family. No one gets married just for the wedding gifts, but there’s nothing wrong with planning the best use of what you may receive. Generally, when you get married, your guests, family and friends want

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Shalva Road: Jerusalem’s Magical Street

There is a magical new street in Jerusalem’s Bayit Vegan neighborhood called Shalva Road, where the sparkling new Shalva National Center is located. Shalva, the Israel Association for the Care and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, holds a special place in my heart, as my 22-year-old daughter Tova, who has Down’s

How Daylighting Can Brighten Up Your Home

(BPT) Looking for relatively quick, doable home improvement projects that won’t break the bank? You can create a bright, cheerful home just by changing the lighting. A well-lit space can make rooms appear more spacious, as well as brighten the colors of your new decor or accessories. As you begin to plan your lighting,

If Your Mortgage Rate Is Above 3.99% You Should…

The Federal Reserve came out with their major announcement noting that they will most likely not be raising their rates further in 2019. If you look back at some of my articles from a few months ago, that was indeed something that I was predicting and anticipating. The impact of their discussions and projections certainly had a

Enhance Your Home With These Spring Home Improvements

(StatePoint) The warmer weather means it’s time to start thinking about home improvement projects. Whether you’re getting your home in tip-top shape for your own enjoyment, or getting it ready to put on the market, not all home improvement projects are created equal when it comes to return on investment (ROI). Here are top areas on

Tips for Low-Maintenance Landscaping

(BPT) A lush lawn and garden boosts your home’s curb appeal, but it also takes a lot of your free time. You want to spend that time enjoying the space, not taking care of it. The solution? A few low-maintenance strategies to keep your yard looking great while maximizing your relaxation time.

1. Install an automatic irrigation

Retaining Walls to the Rescue

(BPT) Segmental retaining wall (SRW) units are one of the most versatile landscaping tools in the homeowner’s and professional landscaper’s toolbox. Retaining wall units have evolved from just being used to retain soil, transition slopes and prevent erosion. Today’s SRWs can do all that plus serve as multipurpose

Exclusive Listings: What to Know Before You Sign

You are ready to sell your house. You have found an agent that you‘d like to work with. He or she offers you the option of selling your house as an “exclusive listing.” Sounds great, right? It might not be as great as you think.

An office exclusive means that you are giving the sole right

The Carriage House Luxury Condominiums: From a Time of Luxury and Opulence

Located between South Beach and Bal Harbour, back in the day, the Carriage House Luxury Condominiums was the place to see and be seen.

Built in 1967 with just over 400 condominiums and 17 stories tall, what really sets The Carriage House apart are the expansive building amenities. The Fitness

Transparency in Mortgage Banking

This week I received a call from a woman who asked when I can speak to her husband to discuss details of a mortgage they were considering with their current bank. He was candid enough to tell me that he had was more than likely going to pursue the mortgage with their current bank, but wanted to “double check” certain details of their

Exploiting the Full Potential of Realtors When Purchasing Property

Purchasing a home is an important (and sometimes very difficult) phase in life. With the thousands of available properties listed for sale, one may think it comes down to a simple task of choosing one of them. However, finding the right property can be quite tricky and very time-consuming, not to talk about the heartbreaks endured during