Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Real Estate

Mortgage Relief and COVID-19 Scams: What You Need to Know

(StatePoint) Unfortunately, during times of hardship, families are often targeted by fraud artists attempting to take advantage of those needing assistance. The COVID-19 crisis is no exception, with many scammers pretending to extend a critical lifeline to struggling homeowners through so-called “foreclosure rescue fraud.”


Play Safe at Home With a Fun-Filled Family Staycation

(StatePoint) Staying at home and practicing social distancing can feel more challenging as the weather warms and the itch for family fun at the beach becomes stronger. However, being socially responsible does not mean you need to put the fun on hold.

Consider these ideas from the experts at


Heroism in the Warsaw Ghetto

Many schools across Israel distribute yahrzeit candles for students and their families to light on the evening of Yom HaShoah. Affixed to the candle is the name of a Holocaust victim and a QR code (a type of barcode) that one can scan to learn about that person. As 6 million is such a large and unfathomable number, the


277 Merrison Street, Teaneck

Vacant move in ready solid brick colonial in the heart of Teaneck on oversized 50 by 160 lot. First floor has EF, LR with wood burning FPL, large DR that seats 12+ and a bright family room surrounded by windows overlooking the fully fenced backyard. True eat-in-kitchen with space for a full table is renovated with stainless


Lessons in Lending

I am plagued, no pun intended, as I sit here deliberating about what I should be writing about for my article this week. I have repeated too many times to count, about the myriad of stimulus from the United States Government that is being made available to individuals and businesses who are in need. I am winded from talking to so many


The Banana King

I recently gave a lecture titled, “The Streets of Jerusalem,” and mentioned that many streets in Kiryat Menachem and Kiryat Hayovel are named after Central American countries—such as Guatemala, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama. These countries voted in favor of the United Nations Partition Plan on November 29, 1947,


Free Mortgage Payments For All?!

As the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the lives of everyone throughout the globe, in the mortgage world it feels like new challenges and threats continue to grow by the day. That said, I am certainly not equating the immeasurable damage being done as a result of the virus, and we continue to pray wholeheartedly


Corona and Real Estate

Capitol Real Estate Sitting here in Jerusalem on a Friday morning I have so many unanswered questions and know that so many questions will never be answered.

How did all this coronavirus infection really start? How is it that Israel still does not have an emergency government? What support will the


Turn Your Backyard Into a Safe Space for Healthy Play

(BPT) As Americans across the country retreat to their homes to help slow the spread of COVID-19, many are rediscovering the value of their yards as places to take in fresh air, engage their children in outdoor games and enjoy physical activity in a safe environment.

Three Tips for Safe,

Spring Cleaning for Spring Allergies: Six Steps From the Experts

(BPT) As days grow longer and new blooms appear, it can only mean one thing: Spring is here and with it comes the task of spring cleaning. For people with allergies, spring cleaning does more than spruce up a home. When done correctly, it removes dust, mold, dander and other allergy triggers so you can feel your best.


Your Home Is Your Castle?

As life takes many turns, sometimes a saying that you are proud to share backfires. As a realtor, I always encouraged my clients to embrace the concept that “Your Home is Your Castle.” This has now come back to haunt me. During these harrowing days of isolation in the shelter of our homes, our houses have gone beyond castle


Top Ways to Lighten Up Your Home Workspace

(StatePoint) Many people have found themselves working from home. Whether setting up shop at the kitchen table or creating a complete home office, here are simple hacks to make your new work environment comfortable and productive.

“No matter which room becomes your workspace, proper lighting