Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Real Estate

Eilat: More Than a Vacation Destination

Simon recently contacted me expressing interest in moving to Eilat, the holiday resort town on the southern tip of Israel. That interesting request caught my immediate attention and I peppered him with many questions: Are you in the hotel industry? No. Are you an avid scuba diver, windsurfer or sailor? No, no and

Beware of Deadlines

This week’s article is one that I am especially proud of. I write that opening sentence even before I have any other part of the article written as of yet. You see, the actual piece that I planned on submitting is inaccessible at the moment. The submission I did prepare, was a brilliant piece, (if I must say so myself) about the

Protect Your Family by Recycling Old Batteries

(StatePoint) The holiday season can be just the motivation you need to finally declutter your junk drawers, closets, attic and basement in time for friends and family to visit. If these areas of your home contain used rechargeable batteries, you’re in good company. One in five consumers store some or all of their used batteries from the

Tips for Homeowners Dealing With Ice or Snowstorms

(BPT) Are you ready if a blizzard hit tomorrow? While smaller snowstorms certainly create a level of frustration for homeowners, large storms require preparation to stay safe and comfortable. Families don’t want to be caught off guard in the event of a large snowstorm. Finding yourself unprepared and without power can be a

Four Ways to Recreate Your Entertaining Space

(BPT) At this time of year there are plenty of reasons to invite family and friends to your home to entertain. In addition, there are also plenty of times - particularly on cold winter nights - when you just want to have a place you can go to get cozy, play a video game or watch a movie in peace.

The Miracle of Eight Days

A few weeks ago, I received a call from a Realtor in Florida who got my name from a local banker with whom he was working. Referrals from “competing” lenders are admittedly not a traditional way to receive new clients. In this particular situation, the Realtor was looking for alternative financing for one of his clients – and

What to Know Before You List Your Home

In 2017, only 8 percent of homes in the United States were sold by owner. If you, like most sellers, will be selling with an agent, you will be provided with a listing agreement. At this point, in all likelihood, you will not have selected a closing attorney, so you may end up reviewing this listing agreement on your own. If you

Navigating the System

This past week, I had the great privilege of being in Israel with my wife and our 12-year-old daughter, to celebrate her bat mitzvah. Words cannot adequately express the gratitude we felt to be able to spend quality time with her in Israel at this momentous stage in her life. We enjoyed everything: from touring, to sightseeing, to

How to Sell Your Business and Get a Mortgage

When you decide to sell your business, you’re not thinking about buying a new home or a vacation home. Buying a home would not be one of the first things on your prep list for the sale of your business. But planning ahead and knowing what you need to do will help you when the time comes.


New Ways to Protect Your Home and Family

(StatePoint) When it comes to your home, there is unfortunately no shortage of things that can go wrong and no shortage of culprits, from wicked weather to electrical fires.

High winds, plumbing and appliance issues, hail, leaky roofs, frozen pipes and break-ins -- these are some of the most frequent

Embracing the Benefits of Natural Light at Home

(BPT) With daylight saving time in full effect, sunlight can be harder to come by. According to a recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), humans spend an average of 90 percent of their days indoors, so savoring every opportunity for natural sunlight is more important than ever, especially during winter

Bal Harbour Village: New Houses Are Booming

Bal Harbour has always been a special place to live.

Incorporated in 1946, it is home to the rich and famous. With 3,044 oceanfront condominiums and 299 houses in the village of Bal Harbour, new construction is booming! There are over 20 new houses that have been built within the last 12 months