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 […]

Open House Today for 2 bedroom Rental at 105 Baltic Street.

Open House TODAY from 5:30 – 6:30pm Asking: $3,800/month Available: September 1 Welcome home to Columbia Commons at 105 Baltic Street, a 48-unit condo building located in the Columbia Waterfront District. Unit C305 is a two bedroom/one bath with all amenities checked. The stainless steel kitchen is equipped with Kitchen Aid appliances, including a dishwasher, custom cabinetry and room to dine […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Open House in Red Hook Saturday for Multi-Family Home.

Realty Collective’s Maryam Daghmoumi will be holding an open house for this brand new listing in Red Hook. This Saturday, January 20th, from 1pm-2pm stop by 10 Huntington Street to view this “semi-attached 3-family, 2400sqft wood frame house (20 x 40 on a 20 x 100 lot, zoned R5) your new home or investment”.  See […]

Lovely Feedback from a Lovely Client!

We are delighted when we get feedback from satisfied clients and a Google review we got recently (below) put a huge smile on our face.  We’ve been working with Camille for several years now and she was so sweet to go on and write such lovely words about her experiences with us.  What she wrote […]

Open House w/Art Installation: Industrial Space for Makers/Artists by Sandra Manley

We’re hosting an Open House w/Art Installation during the Red Hook Open Studios event on Sunday, November 12th, 1PM-6PM! This industrial warehouse in Red Hook would be ideal for light manufacturing or a showroom space for different types of fabricators (lighting, woodworkers, welders/metal-smiths). It’s also perfect for artists looking for a wide open or raw space […]