Tips for Year End Tax Planning.

Right now we all have shopping lists and recipes on our mind during this holiday season. After the chaos had died down, however, and everyone has their resolutions in order the next thing on many “to do” lists is getting their taxes in order. 2018 is the first year the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, […]

Winterizing Your House or Apartment.

Though the actual first day of winter is two weeks away, one wouldn’t know it was still technically fall with these consistently freezing temperatures. Now is a great time to start winterizing your home as it seems like it may be an especially cold season this year. You can keep your home warm during the […]

A Mortgage Expert Explains the Appraisal Process.

We work with Mark Maimon of Freedom Mortgage often. He has given expert advice co-hosting our Buying into Brooklyn workshops with us and we want to share something he sent us recently. We get a lot of questions about the appraisal process and Mark has put together a lovely FAQ sheet that will answer all of them. After reading the […]

TheGuarantors Help New York Renters Secure Apartments

With rents skyrocketing, many renters in New York must look to the guarantor to back them financially, which ensures security for the landlord. Guarantors are almost always the mother and/or father of the renter in question. But what if your folks aren’t around, can’t afford it or you just don’t want to bother them? That’s […]

Spotlight on Townhouse Newly Listed in Carroll Gardens!

We just listed this gorgeous multi-family townhouse on a beautiful tree-lined street. You can read more below and check out the listing on Streeteasy.  Also view our gallery below! Ready to invest in Carroll Gardens? Look no further than 363 Sackett Street in Carroll Gardens. This townhouse is available for the first time after decades of family […]

How to Become an All-Cash Buyer. Tips from a Mortgage Professional.

We’ve worked with Mark Maimon of Freedom Mortgage several times, often partnering up to host our Buying into Brooklyn workshops, and below is an example of the expert advice he gives. You can read more of his blogs here! Convert Your Buyers into All-Cash Buyers by Mark Maimon It’s no secret that cash buyers have […]

RC’s Offering Discounted Broker Fees for October Move-Ins!

This is going to be a busy weekend for the agents of Realty Collective! We’ve got a plethora of great apartments that we’ll be showing Saturday and Sunday, some with outdoor spaces like 58 Union seen above, so we’d like to offer a special deal for would-be tenants. Apply with a deposit for any of […]

Announcing RC’s Newest Agent, Francesca Girardi!

We would like you to meet Realty Collective’s newest addition! With a hospitality background, Francesca is naturally client-focused and, as an agent, will go above and beyond for hers. Originally from Southwest Florida, Francesca has fallen for the allure and magic of New York City. Exploring has led her into neighborhoods, down blocks and stumbling […]

RC’s Buying into Brooklyn Workshop Sept 20th.

We are excited to announce another Buying into Brooklyn workshop is set for Thursday September 20th. This time we’ll be meeting up at Columbia Waterfront bar The Hop Shop from 6:30-8:30pm. As usual, it’s $10 in advance and $12 at the door. You can purchase tickets and learn more here. Read more about what to expect […]

Calculate Approximate Monthly Mortgage Payments by Jane Herro

Need a ballpark estimate of monthly principal and interest mortgage payments on the fly? Our friends and Freedom Mortgage have a shortcut! The calculation below can be used to estimate ballpark figures with a relatively small margin of error. Here’s how to do it: Approximate Mortgage Payment Calculation $5 for every $1,000 borrowed (assumed rate of roughly […]