Sweeten is Your Free Renovation Matchmaker.

The process of renovating can be complicated and finding the perfect contractor and specialized professionals is important. We’ve been working with Sweeten, the New York renovation experts, for a while now and we always recommend them to clients. They joined us at our “Buying into Brooklyn” crash course for first time home buyers back in […]

How To….Use a 1031 Exchange to Defer Taxes by Sandra Manley

A tax deferred 1031 exchange is basically an exchange of one investment property for a “like kind” asset in order to defer capital gains taxes from the sale of the first property. The advantage for an investor is that it allows them to use profits from one property to reinvest in a new property and […]

A Visit to Devoción Cafe by Sunny (Najeong) Moon

Devoción Cafe recently opened its second outpost in Downtown Brooklyn in the lobby of 33 Bond, a residential building. Offering organic & sustainable coffee from Colombia, Devoción prides itself in serving the freshest & finest coffee in a beautiful setting that almost feels like a indoor mini garden/jungle oasis within a cityscape. Besides coffee, there are […]

One Tenant’s Search After 30 Years in the Same Apartment.

Amy came to us with a unique issue. She had lived in the same apartment for 30 years and now needed to find a new place in a very different Brooklyn than when she had first moved into her space. RC agent, Sunny (Najeong) Moon, assisted her to find a good match for her. Read below […]

Buying into Brooklyn Crash Course on Monday.

Realty Collective will be hosting another workshop for first-time home buyers on Monday at Brooklyn Brewery. Join RC’s owner, Victoria Hagman, and agents Jane Herro and Tina Fallon at Brooklyn Brewery on April 23rd as they share tips and answer questions alongside mortgage professionals, Mark Maimon and Gabi Feuer  and real estate attorney, Rashidah Siddiqui.  We know that purchasing in Brooklyn […]

Parenting and Thoughts of a New Career.

We know several stay-at-home moms and dads who put their careers on hold to stay home with their little ones.  It’s the hardest job you’ll ever have but super rewarding. Also, daycare can be very expensive and sometimes it makes more financial sense for either the dad or mom to take some time off. As […]

Roundtable Discussion for First-Time Homebuyers with Jane and Shyda!

We love working with first-time home buyers and are looking forward to having an open discussion about making the transition from renter to homeowner. Our goal for this roundtable is to demystify the process and help to get you the most out of your purchase. We’ll examine what you’ll need to consider before you buy […]

Seeds From Italy Delivered to your Door by Gino DiMeo

I’ve been using Seeds from Italy for more than 12 years in my garden. They have a huge variety and 70% of the seeds come from Italian farmers. Another aspect I love about this online company is that you get large packages of seeds instead of these small bags you see here. The prices are good and […]

How To….Begin Investing In Commercial Real Estate by Sandra Manley

For many people, investing in commercial real estate is an exciting venture and an effective way to make money. The potential rewards can be substantial. Although there is no one-size-fits-all formula for purchasing commercial real estate, if you’re a novice and you’re thinking about taking the plunge, here are a few tips to keep in […]

How to Get Involved in Your Co-op.

Many who were able to buy in Brooklyn opted for the more affordable option, the co-op. Sharing the common expenses, such as building maintenance, property taxes and occasionally utilities, keeps the monthly costs of owning much lower than other alternatives. Living in a co-op can also be a lovely communal experience and, if you are […]