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Holiday and Winter Fire Safety

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Residential fires take their toll every day, every year, in lost lives and destroyed property. The fact is that many conditions that cause house fires can be avoided or prevented by homeowners. Taking the time for some simple precautions, preventive inspections, and concrete planning can help prevent fire in the home – and can save lives should disaster strike. Here are some important recommendations for homeowners:

  • All electrical devices including lamps, appliances, and electronics should be checked for frayed cords, loose or broken plugs, and exposed wiring. Never run electrical wires under carpet or rugs as this creates a fire hazard. 
  • Wood-burning fireplaces should be cleaned by a professional chimney sweep each year to prevent a dangerous buildup of creosote, which can cause a flash fire in the chimney. Cracks in masonry chimneys should be repaired, and spark arresters inspected to ensure they are in good condition and free of debris.
  • If using space heaters, keep them away from beds and bedding, curtains, papers – anything flammable. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use. Space heaters should not be left unattended or where a child or pet could knock them over. 
  • Use smoke detectors with fresh batteries unless they are hard-wired to your home’s electrical system. There are also some newer models with ten-year batteries. Smoke detectors should be installed high on walls or on ceilings on every level of the home, outside each sleeping area and inside each bedroom. Statistics show that nearly 60% of home fire fatalities occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Most municipalities now require the use of working smoke detectors in both single and multi-family residences. 
  • Children should not have access to or be allowed to play with matches, lighters, or candles. Flammable materials such as gasoline, kerosene or propane should be stored outside of and away from the house.
  • Kitchen fires know no season. Grease spills, items left unattended on the stove or in the oven, and food left in toasters or toaster ovens can catch fire quickly. Don’t wear loose fitting clothing, especially with long sleeves, around the stove. Handles of pots and pans should be turned away from the front of the stove to prevent accidental contact. Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher within easy reach.
  • Have an escape plan. This is one of the most important measures you can take to prevent death in a fire. Your local fire department can provide detailed recommendations on escape planning and preparedness. Another excellent resource is www.ready.gov. In addition, all family members should know how to dial 911 in case of a fire or other emergency.
  • Live Christmas trees should be kept in a water-filled stand and checked daily for dehydration. Needles should not easily break off a freshly-cut tree. Brown needles or lots of fallen needles indicate a dangerously dried-out tree, which should be discarded immediately. Always use nonflammable decorations in the home, and never use lights on a dried-out tree. 
  • Candles should be placed in stable holders and placed away from curtains, drafts, pets, and children. Never leave candles unattended, even for a short time.
  • Holiday lights should be checked for fraying or broken wires and plugs. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines when joining two or more strands together, as a fire hazard could result from electrical overload. Enjoy your indoor holiday lighting only while someone is home, and turn the lights off before going to bed at night.

 Are you looking to sell or buy a house, a condo, a villa or an apartment in Miami Florida or New York City? Do not hesitate to contact us at info@kijner.com or visit us at www.kijner.com.

Algemeiner Breakfast with former Miss Israel Yityish "Titi" Aynaw

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

On November 4th 2016, Kijner & Sons International Realty hosted a by invitation only Algemeiner event in New York City to honor Yityish "Titi" Aynaw, the first Ethiopian-born Israeli model to win Miss Israel in 2013. The Algemeiner Journal which is the fastest growing Jewish newspaper in America, invited a handful of lucky guests to enjoy a tasty breakfast while listening to Titi's inspiring story of courage, resilience and hard work.

From her poor but happy childhood in Ethiopia's Gondar Province to her struggle adjusting to a new life in Israel after losing both her parents at a young age, Titi's journey is truly moving and heartening. Learning a new language, adjusting to a new culture and assimilating into a foreign society are some of the extraordinary steps that the former Miss Israel took to rise to success.

Titi who met with U.S. President Barack Obama and who has been named one of the most influential Jews for the year 2013 by the Jerusalem Post, has fully embraced her status as a role model for her community. Further to her various projects, she is currently working on establishing a youth center in Netanya Israel to benefit underprivileged and at risk-children.

We are happy to share some photos of the event with you that you can view by scrolling down this page.

Questions, comments? Contact us today at info@kijner.com.



Yityish "Titi" Aynaw



Yityish "Titi" Aynaw










Yityish "Titi" Aynaw and Dovid Efune, Editor-in-chief of The Algemeiner





Laura Kijner and Yityish "Titi" Aynaw

Yityish "Titi" Aynaw and Marc H. Kijner


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Source: Photos courtesy of The Agemeiner and KSI Realty New York

November 2016 eNewsletter

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

   


LUXURY LISTINGS & INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES OF THE MONTH


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Inquire today at info@kijner.com  



FRANCE


Kijner & Sons International Realty
is proud to present some of its unique properties for sale in France, courtesy of its exclusive partners, My Home Connexion Immobilier in Paris and Immocoach on the French Riviera.

Paris & Suburbs
paris@kijner.com




3 Story Loft/Workshop in Raw Concrete
with a Private Terrace 
close to Bastille
in Paris 11th District
at
1,298,000 euros

      
           
      


2 Bed, 2 Bath Loft/Workshop with Cellar

close to Porte de Champerret
in Paris 17th District
at 
896,000 euros (PRICE REDUCTION)

      
           
      



Provence - Côte d'Azur
cedric@kijner.com





Contemporary 5 Bedroom Villa
with an independant guest house
on a landscaped garden
in Bormes-Les-Mimosas
at 
2,620,000 euros

      
             
   


12 Bed, 12 Bath
House
with a winter garden and a heated swimming pool
in Grimaud (Gulf of Saint Tropez)
at 
2,995,000 euros

      
                 


Renovated 3 Bed, 2 Bath Apartment
on the ground floor of a luxury residence
with a swimming pool
in Hyères, Provence
at 
745,000 euros

      
           
     



EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP WITH THE CYPRUS INVESTMENT PROGRAM


CYPRUS CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

      
         



The Cyprus citizenship program offers the most simple and efficient means of obtaining EU citizenship, it is the only direct EU citizenship program as it has absolutely no residency requirement and passports are issued in just 3 months. Investors and their families can obtain full EU rights, including the ability to live and work in any EU country practically immediately! 

Dual citizenship offers an effective tool for international tax planning and provides financial privacy for banking and investment. It improves personal security, enables freedom of movement and allows access to the best healthcare and education opportunities.

Cyprus citizenship may be obtained through a secure property investment, the financial criterion is as follows: 2,500,000 investment in residential real estate (the investment can be in a single property or portfolio).

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM

  • Citizenship granted within three months
  • No physical residency requirement
  • Passports issued to the investor, their spouse and dependent children up to age 28, provided they are in full-time education
  • Cyprus allows dual citizenship
  • All nationalities eligible
  • No language requirement, medical test or interview
  • Exit strategy after 3 years
  • Citizenship is passed on by descent, thus offering a legacy to future generations
  • No tax consequences, unless you opt to become tax resident in Cyprus
  • Pure investment, no donation required


BENEFITS OF CYPRUS EU CITIZENSHIP

  • Unrestricted right to live, work, travel and study anywhere in the European Union
  • Visa-free travel to 158 countries
  • Free trade within EU, business access to 500 million EU citizens
  • Cyprus has no inheritance tax, has a highly favorable corporate tax structure and a comprehensive double tax treaty network
  • Cyprus offers a great place to visit/live, it enjoys a strategic geographical position, offers excellent worldwide connections, has excellent infrastructure, a pleasant climate and is highly stable
  • Establishment and free movement of services and goods

Learn more today by visiting our dedicated Cyprus page with our extensive residential property portfolio here


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