New Dental Office opening on Court Street.

Dental offices are opening up on Court Street between Douglass and Degraw right next to the K & Y Fruit and Vegetable market. From the sign it looks like it will be called Court Street Smiles. A few family dental offices have opened up over the years in the neighborhoods of Cobble Hill and Carroll […]

Buying into Brooklyn Workshop Photos and Video!

Sunday’s Buying into Brooklyn: Open House Edition crash course for first-time home buyers was a success! Realty Collective’s talented agent duo the Fallon Team, Jane Herro and Tina Fallon were hosting alongside real estate attorney Rashidah Siddiqui of Serpico, Serpico & Siddiqui P.C. and Freedom Mortgage banker Gabi Feuer. Realty Collective’s Victoria Hagman was also in attendance and was very happy with the […]

Open House Tips for Buyers.

We have shared our thoughts and ideas in the past for sellers staging their homes for an open house (see our blog post 5 Tips on Staging Your Home) but now we’d like to talk about the other side of this process, attending an open house. For first-time home buyers especially this may be a bit […]

Shortcut to Calculate Approximate Monthly Mortgage Payments

For a while now we have been hosting “Buying into Brooklyn” workshops for first time home buyers with questions. By our side has been local loan officer Mark Maimon from Freedom Mortgage and we really can’t say enough nice things about him. He recently shared this shortcut for calculating mortgage payments with us and we […]

Starter Guide for Aspiring Real Estate Investors

We wanted to share this very informative guide our friend Steph Young, interior designer and construction manager for Denver Life Design, sent to us for our blog. Hope this is helpful for all of you budding investors! Real Estate Investing: Common Methods for Financing Rental Properties Those considering investing in a rental property will quickly learn […]

Flexible Jobs for Performers in Brooklyn.

More often than not performers living in New York will need what we call a “survival job”. Basically everyone needs to make enough money to pay the rent and that’s difficult to do on a performer’s unpredictable salary. It’s difficult for anyone going to auditions or rehearsals to work a 9-5 job but luckily there […]

Buying into Brooklyn: Open House Edition by Jane Herro

Buying a home in Brooklyn is no easy feat, but we can help make the process easier. On Sunday, June 24, join us for our latest edition of Buying into Brooklyn, a crash course on home buying that will focus on what you need to do to prepare before hitting up those crowded Sunday open houses. You’ll get solid […]

Ace Your Co-Op Board Interview by Jane Herro

If you’ve made it to the co-op board interview, you can be confident that your application is in good shape. At this stage, the board has already looked at your finances and thinks you would be a good match for tenancy – on paper. Now, all you have to do is prove you’d be a great […]

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 […]