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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Real Estate

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

Beware Assessments

Okay, as a professional real estate agent and homeowner in Teaneck, my experience of reducing assessments has been consistently successful. Certainly when one can prove a home’s assessment is higher than the value, the home owner will be paying less in yearly property taxes since the tax amount of taxes is calculated by

How to Prepare for Stormy Weather

(BPT) No matter where you live, the weather can be unpredictable any time of year. Storms can disrupt your family’s routine, but a little preparation can mean reducing the stress that unexpected weather events can cause. Preparing for storms or other weather conditions just takes a few practical, proactive steps that can save you time,

Tips to Spend Wisely on Household Purchases

(StatePoint) Running a household can be expensive, but experts say that there are new ways you can save big on needed items.

“The days of clipping coupons may be out of style, but finding ways to save money never is,” says Michael McAuliffe, president of Family Credit Management. “From

I Can’t Do That, But…

I was recently contacted by someone from New York who was looking for a renovation loan. It turns out that for over six months he was working with a bank who was painstakingly bombarding him with requests for additional information every seven days. He would get an email alert that his mortgage application has been “updated,”

TW Design Offers Unique and Functional Interior Design for Any Space

Tania Wolf, an interior designer with a background in architecture is bringing her expertise and creative eye to Bergen County. Originally from France, Wolf obtained her degree in architecture while living in Paris where she dedicated much of her professional time to residential design. Since moving to Clifton

Combating Illegal Construction

Ever since the founding of the state of Israel, the country has been in growth mode. Despite the seemingly endless construction nationwide—the joke is that Israel’s national bird is the “crane”—Israel has a shortage of over 100,000 apartments due to the country’s expanding population. Thankfully, a few years ago the