Saturday, August 08, 2020

Real Estate

2020 Interior Design Trends on the Horizon

(StatePoint) The beginning of the new year is a natural time to think about refreshing the look of your home, and in 2020, “cozy” and “warm” are trending keywords for interior design, according to experts, with luxurious textiles, inviting color palettes, and warm mixed metals found across all design styles.

Looking to Buy a Home? 2020 May Be Your Year

(StatePoint) If buying a home is on your near-future to-do list, experts say that 2020 may be a good year to make it happen. Mortgage interest rates are near historic lows, providing you with the opportunity to finance a new home purchase at a much lower cost.

According to a new forecast from

Jerusalem’s Bedroom Communities

Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and the capital of the Jewish world—and, for many of our clients, living there is a dream come true. However, for a variety of reasons, Jerusalem is not for everyone––whether it be due to  finances,  the desire for larger homes or more green space or  more intimate communities.

The Perfect Mortgage

Part of the many enjoyable aspects of doing what I do is that I get to meet so many pleasant people, and hear their fascinating stories. While most are looking for the same thing - “the best rates,” “the best options,” “the lowest cost,” – no two situations are truly identical. Interestingly, this week, I spoke with

Sy Syms School of Business Offers New Master’s Degree in Real Estate

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business has added a new Master of Science in real estate to its graduate programs in accounting, taxation and business administration.

The 36-credit program will prepare students for the fast-paced world of real estate

Have I Really Bought Only Half an Apartment?

Attorney Shlomi Ashkenazi recently shared with me a distressing story of a couple who bought an apartment “on paper” in a new project under construction in Jerusalem. The couple, let’s call them David and Yael, did not hire an attorney to represent them and relied on the developer’s lawyer to draft the contract and guide them in the

Four Things Home Inspectors Look For

Most people understand the importance of having your home inspected by a professional before you buy a new property. Home inspectors have years of experience and specialized training so they know what to look out for in aging homes and what problems are likely to appear. Here are the top four things home inspectors generally look for, so

How to Find a New Office Location for Your Business


How to Find a New Office Location for Your Business

It’s tough to find the perfect office for your business. There’s so many different things you need to account for: office space,

Bring the Outdoors In This Fall

(BPT) With the weather cooling down and trees changing to vibrant colors, it’s no wonder many consider autumn their favorite time of year. Fall draws people outside to apple orchards and pumpkin patches and fills homes with the smells of seasonal baking.

To enjoy the positive benefits of

Five Essentials to Build a Home Office

(StatePoint) Want to maximize your productivity when working in your home office? Here are five essentials to build out the space:

• A Solid Chair: Don’t shortchange yourself with the wrong chair. It’s the basis of your comfort, which is critical for putting in the hours needed for

‘House It Going?!’ The Real Estate and Mortgage Update


While I am sure a lot of people were playing catch-up this week, the markets continued without us with lots of noteworthy information coming forth over the past few weeks. Fortunately, or unfortunately, by the time we analyze this current data, there will be a slew

DIY Projects to Get Your House Ready for Winter

(BPT) The leaves have changed, temperatures are dropping and pumpkin spice treats abound, which means winter is coming. Now is the time to winterize your home, which can mean up to a 10% savings on your energy bills, according to Energy Star.

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