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Getting Approved Is As Easy As 0-1-2-3

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There has been an astonishing surge in the amount of slick marketing and extravagant gimmicks of late by some online lenders and big commercial banks to lure new candidates in for mortgage loans. Banking has always been a competitive business, and becomes even more aggressive when home sales are down and interest rates are on...

In Real Estate Transactions, Let the Buyer Beware

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The residential real estate market has changed greatly in the last few years. Everywhere you look, you can read about the serious downturn in the valuation of homes and the recent issues affecting the mortgage banking system. In addition, currently there is a significant increase in the inventory of homes listed for sale. Some sales are due to people upgrading or downgrading their homes because of changes in the family’s needs and some are due to incidental migration. However, some sales are also due to the more serious issue of economic hardship, which can lead to the possibility of foreclosure unless people are rescued by selling their homes.

This market condition gives buyers the...

The Taxman Bears Gifts for First-Time (or Second-Time) Homebuyers

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Momentum has picked up and almost every economic indicator is better than it was. People are starting to make more money, and feeling good about the job outlook. The potential to save money has become a reality. Millennials are now going gangbusters in figuring out a way to own a home. The good news is that if you make the jump to homeownership, numerous tax incentives are available, making homeownership even more attractive. Renters should keep in mind that tax incentives can offset the cost of home ownership and significantly reduce their tax liability.

And …. Tax Incentives Here We Go (Remember to Always First Consult With Your Tax Advisor)

1. Interest Deduction on Mortgage...

Links Residential Names Lisa Gordon New Brand Manager/Graphic Designer

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Maywood—Links Residential is pleased to announce the recent hire of Lisa Gordon, who joined the team this May as Brand Manager/Graphic Designer, working from the company’s Maywood location. Within this role, Lisa will create and oversee marketing campaigns and projects and maintain engaging and interactive social media platforms, as well as grow the company’s presence in the community.

Lisa comments, “I am excited to start a new challenge and look forward to working with the team. I am fortunate to be joining such a respected company that prides itself on top-quality service.”

Lisa joins Links Residential with over 10 years experience in the communications field. Most...

Claude Bienstock Celebrates 43 Years in Real Estate

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Claude Bienstock, of Coviello Realty in Fair Lawn, has worked in real estate for 43 years. He has worked for Coviello for two years and previously was with Ernest Infante Real Estate for 40 years, from 1974 to 2014. There he was a top producer in listings and sales.

Bienstock graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck with a BA in Political Science in June of 1969. He is certified to teach Social Studies and English at the secondary level. He has worked as a substitute teacher and tutor of history, English and French. He has also worked as personal manager, promoter and publicist with legendary movie theater actress, Ida Kaminska. He is a trustee of the Fair Lawn Alliance...

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