Tiny Houses: A Creative Low-Income Housing Idea

By Anessa Cohen Low-income housing has always followed three molds provided by government agencies. The first mold is building apartment buildings with units rented to different levels of low- to...

Apartment Hunting in Israel During Chol Ha’moed

By Gedaliah Borvick A client wanted to go apartment hunting in Jerusalem during chol ha’moed Pesach but was unsure whether according to halachah he may do so. I told him...

Investing in Israel: Delicate Negotiations

I have had the pleasure of lecturing around New York since the beginning of the week. It really was a huge eye opener to me about the need to...

Real Estate with Anessa: Full Disclosure

The summer has been very busy, with new buyers coming to the area looking to buy a new home and join our thriving community. One issue that seems to...

With All Due Diligence

By Gedaliah Borvick We recently were involved in a very small deal in Jerusalem, and I mean tiny. We sold a 15-square-meter, or approximately 160-square-foot, studio in Rechavia for 500,000...

Real Estate with Anessa: Real Estate In The Twilight Zone

  One of my favorite shows on television is International Home Buyers. This show travels to different spots around the world and takes you along while an English-speaking real-estate broker...

Real Estate with Anessa: Practical Pool Safety

Unfortunately, the last few weeks have brought news of the devastating loss of children’s lives due to drowning. A swimming pool can be an enjoyable amenity in one’s home,...

Which Israeli Community Is Right for Me?

By Ben Levene What a 10 days I had in New York! I met so many new clients and visited several of my existing/past clients. What I am going to discuss today...

Real Estate with Anessa: Assessing The Tax Assessment

By now, every Nassau County homeowner must have received at least one copy of the “Dear Property Owner” rip-off letters Laura Curran has sent out in her “quest” for...

Investing In Israel: Global Sales

By Ben Levene Last week Israel hosted Eurovision — a wonderful mix of interesting people flowing into Israel. We hosted a spectacular event! I also sold an apartment from a buyer...
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