Unconventional Backsplash Ideas by Sandra Manley

As someone who sees a lot of houses and apartments, I’m always interested in how people furnish their homes, and especially how they decorate their kitchens — my favorite room in almost any house. When a friend emailed me photos of her new apartment, the first thing I noticed was the quirky backsplash in an […]

Response to Red Hook Star Revue’s “Beard Street Compromise”

At the beginning of the month the Red Hook Star Revue published this article about the bar, Narrow Water Brewing, opening on 158 Beard Street.  Many Red Hook residents had concerns about this establishment opening at this location and spoke up recently at a community meeting. Realty Collective owner and CB6 member, Victoria Hagman, was at this […]

Is My Co-op Maintenance Tax Deductible? by Jane Herro

The short answer is YES – a percentage of your monthly maintenance is tax deductible and this percentage is different from unit to unit depending on number of shares owned. With a co-op, the amount of the maintenance that is tax deductible is based on the portion that is used to pay real estate taxes and […]

Commercial Spaces in Red Hook.

Anyone who lives or works in Red Hook can tell you that the neighborhood has a wonderfully tight-knit community of small business owners. Its a diverse mixture of retail, restaurants/bars, artists and manufacturers. Many of whom have made a name for themselves and turned the area into a destination shopping and dining district. Now is […]

Celebrating 12 Years of Business!

We have just celebrated our 12 year anniversary and we’d like to thank our clients, landlords, and community members for making this a possibility! Though Realty Collective has evolved over these dozen years, our passion for Brooklyn and determination to offer quality service to all those searching for a place to call home in this […]

A Moving Company Welcomes Our Clients to the Hood.

Moving is not an easy process anywhere, but in New York it can be especially daunting.  A Brooklyn-based moving company called Movers, Not Shakers!, who we have recommended in the past, make the whole ordeal easier as well as eco-friendly.  The owners, Mark and Liz, recently reached out to  offer us a discount for all […]

Introducing Realty Collective’s Edward Beason.

The newest member of our Realty Collective family is Edward Beason and we’d like to take a moment to introduce him! Ed is a licensed real estate salesperson and is currently focusing on commercial sales and leasing in all five boroughs.  He holds a B.A. from Auburn University and an M.P.A from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. In addition […]

Is Sunset Park Brooklyn’s Next Hot Neighborhood? by David Anger

Just a short trip southwest from the skyrocketing rents of Park Slope, past the cemetery and Greenwood Heights, lies one of the most authentic and welcoming neighborhoods that Brooklyn has to offer. I’m talking about Sunset Park, of course. This beautiful neighborhood still features affordable rents and has been recently rejuvenated by new accessibility and […]

Open House for this Park Slope Co-op Tonight.

Can you imagine living across the street from the breathtaking and vast green meadows and ramble of Prospect Park?  How about finding such a perfectly located one bedroom for well under $550,000? Tonight Realty Collective’s Victoria Hagman is showing this charming one bedroom on Prospect Park West, which is priced at $535,000 with a low maintenance of $490.59 a month. You […]

Introducing RC’s Newest Agent, David Anger!

Realty Collective would like to introduce our newest agent. Meet David Anger, a Brooklyn native and lifelong New Yorker. Having lived and worked all across the borough, he not only has a comprehensive understanding of many different neighborhoods but also a deep connection and enthusiasm for these communities and the people within them. After pursuing his entrepreneurial […]