Monday, September 23, 2019

Real Estate

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

Five Steps to a Healthy Spring Lawn

(BPT) After a long winter, it’s finally time to enjoy the outdoors again. For a healthy yard all season, it’s important to do a little “spring cleaning” now for a lush, green lawn. If the work seems overwhelming, projects can be accomplished over several weekends.

Here are six simple

Mortgage Rates – Made in China?!

The “Made in China” label is the most recognizable label in the world today, as a result of China’s dominant manufacturing industry. According to Wikipedia, China is the largest exporter in the world, primarily due to its relatively low manufacturing wages and capacity to export globally. Undoubtedly Chinese politics and

Get a Great Lawn in Less Time

(StatePoint) It’s no secret that your home’s exterior gets the spotlight during the summer. Once the weather warms up, neighborhoods fill with the sounds of yardwork. Expertly manicured grass and enviable curb appeal require maintenance and the right equipment.

If “old reliable” isn’t

Tackle the Disorganized Areas of Your Home

(StatePoint) While we all know that minimalism is “in” right now, thanks to Japanese cleaning guru Marie Kondo and her “Tidying Up” show on Netflix, decluttering your whole house can feel daunting.

Instead, start small with these tips for tackling the areas that tend to collect the most