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The Aliyah Conundrum: A Teaneck Realtor’s Dilemma

Tales of a Seasoned Broker Sometimes it feels like I work for Nefesh B’Nefesh these days (a non profit organization facilitating aliyah).  We  highlighted in the statistics last week that, historically speaking,  activity begins to pick up this time of year with the early chatter of the Spring Market. If you’re going to list your…

Lower Rates and Higher Prices?

Tales of a Seasoned Broker With winter break behind us and Pesach more than 2 Adar’s away we can now give our full attention to the highs and lows of the Spring real estate market. Many buyers are paying special attention to the slight dip in interest rates which are currently in the mid to…

KUDOS TO MY MENTOR

Tales of a Seasoned Broker  My mid life crisis, right on cue at age 42, landed me at the Kovats School with the objective of obtaining a real estate license. The final Real Estate Commission exam was about 25% math based. Never a star in mathematics I memorized every possible question relating to tax rate formulas and the…

Breaking News for the Real Estate Market 

Tales of a Seasoned Broker  Just as I finished writing the market update, breaking news occurred that has the potential to change one of, if not, the driving forces affecting real estate activity in our area and the nation as a whole. The Federal Reserve as of 15 min ago (it’s now 2.15 on Wednesday…

Chanukah Candles, Flags and Lawn Signs

Tales of a Seasoned Broker  “But where will we put the couch?  Will the headboard fit over there in that corner?” After showing an untold number of homes to potential  buyers, it never fails to amaze me that a buyer’s perception of where one lives  is not just determined by their singular vision of what…

A Man for All Seasons

Tales of a Seasoned Broker Permit me to digress from all things real estate and try to recreate this past Sunday evening as my husband and I set out on a mission. We picked up the former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, at his childhood home in Essex County NJ and drove…

Paving the way for the Next Generation

Tales of a Seasoned Broker The WSJ had an article this week that hit too close to home for me not to add my two cents. The title almost says it all with the following,  “Congrats,Your House Made You Rich. Now Sell it.” At the article’s core is the assertion that many of the nation’s…

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