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 […]

Neda Boutique Closing on Court!

The cute little clothing boutique at 302 Court Street, Neda, is closing it’s doors after 11 years in the Cobble Hill community. It’s very sad to hear but our mood was raised to learn that their store in Park Slope will remain open. The last day will be June 3oth on Court and in 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 […]

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 […]

Book a Table at Red Hook Flea.

Happy Memorial Day everyone! We hope you are having a lovely weekend. Weather is not ideal but perhaps you took advantage on those earlier sunny weekend days! Looking ahead towards more warm weekends, we have the Red Hook Flea coming up. For anyone who would like a table to sell their product or spread the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rental 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Open House Tomorrow in Red Hook!

RC’s Sunny (Najeong) Moon will be holding an open house tomorrow for this charming three bedroom and two bathroom in Red Hook! Located on the main drag in this amazing neighborhood, this duplex apartment is a perfect place to call home. Stop by between 6:30pm and 8pm to view.  Read details and view more photos here. An exclusive […]

Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval by Jane Herro

When it comes to the home-buying process, a key part of the equation is being ready. A common misstep that people make at the beginning of their search is not being ready with a pre-approval letter, but instead a pre-qualification. A pre-qualification is based on non-verified information provided to the mortgage broker by the applicant […]