Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Real Estate

Give Your Home’s Curb Appeal a Boost

(BPT) Homeowners only get one chance to make a first impression. That’s one chance to impress potential buyers, family, friends and neighbors with the first thing they see: your home’s exterior.

From simple upgrades to meticulous landscaping projects and replacing an outdated roof, there are dozens


Dream of Summer by Planning Your Ideal Outdoor Space

(BPT) If you’re dreaming of summer, imagining how you could be relaxing with a good book in the shade, entertaining family in your outdoor kitchen, playing with the kids in the sunshine - or just breathing in the sights and sounds of nature in your own personal oasis - here are some tips to help kickstart the planning process


Top Tips to Mow Like a Pro

(StatePoint) If you’re a homeowner who already has a nice lawn but you are looking to take its appearance to the next level, striping is a quick and easy way to do it, according to experts.

“All we’re doing with our equipment is we’re making our grass lay down in two different directions


Finding Value in Real Estate and Finance 

This week I contributed to a Forbes article that asked my opinion on how real estate and mortgage professionals can best help clients during these challenging times. I commented on how impressive it has been to see how quickly Realtors have pivoted in the current climate, and adjusted to the real challenges in showing houses while in


Israel Real Estate Update

In my last article I discussed why I believed prices will not crash in the Israeli housing market. Property will maintain value and prices slowly carry on rising.

Here I will make a devil’s advocate argument for you to consider. I have many clients who believe what is below. Two in particular


Top Gardening Trends for 2020

(BPT) Whether you have an outdoor oasis or are a nurturing indoor plant parent, gardening offers a multitude of benefits and has the power to brighten up any space or mood. Spring is the time to plan what plants to grow, and with some expert insight on top trends, you’ll be gardening with success and enjoying the results.


What Next?

There are so many things that I want to say. I’ll just start by saying my heart goes out to all those who have experienced the loss of family and friends during this time. I can also empathize with those who have had financial difficulties and challenges, and hopefully with the grace of God, you will have an opportunity to turn your


Who CARES? Some Valuable Information Not Able To Be Heard In A Loud World

We have always lived in a very noisy world. That world has only gotten louder with the Covid-19 pandemic. On the one hand, information is accessible like never before, but the vast noise to get what you need is deafening. As the world continued to adapt to the necessary social distancing requirements, the necessity to truly be


COVID-19 Positive

My last article reporting on real estate market trends alluded to the fact that our homes have either become our sanctuary or our temporary prison since the lockdown mandate more than a month ago.

The Shabbat after Purim, we began to follow enforced restrictions regarding close social contact.


The Future of Israel Real Estate

COVID-19 has afflicted the entire world, leaving death, pain, financial suffering, fear and dread in its wake. One silver lining is that the pandemic has provided us with an opportunity for introspection, to reexamine our lives and reevaluate our priorities. A number of friends have shared these sentiments with us, and


Mortgage Rates Under 3.00?

I hope everyone had a great Pesach, in what was truly a unique experience for most. I think its fair to say that most people are experiencing unimaginable deviations from their norms, the likes of which we have never seen in our lifetime. Of course, continued prayers to all those who have been impacted and affected by the Coronavirus in


How a Deck Can Make Staying Home More Enjoyable

(BPT) With so many people across the country staying put in their homes right now, a fun and functional outdoor space is more important than ever. Amusement parks and concerts are closed or canceled and spring is around the corner, beckoning families outdoors. Millions of people are working remotely and looking for a more