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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Tonight for 2 bedroom Co-op in Downtown Brooklyn.

RC’s Team Fallon, Jane Herro and Tina Fallon, will be holding an open house tonight from 6pm-7pm for this gorgeous 2 bedroom co-op at 96 Schermerhorn. Description is below as well as the photo gallery.  For more info click here. Lofty stunner with 11′ ceilings and a huge master bedroom is ready for you. Located […]

The Many Stages of Tina Fallon’s Work

After two kids, and nearly 10 years of producing the celebrity-studded 24 Hour Plays for Off-Broadway and Broadway, Tina Fallon realized that motherhood and the theater life were not exactly complimentary roles. Working around the clock for two-week stretches, and unemployment between productions was now much harder with small children in the wings. What she […]

Become an Apartment Therapist at Realty Collective

Being a real estate agent in NYC is no easy feat. No matter your personality, it’s hard not to get typecast as a stereotypical, shady broker—unless you work for Realty Collective. Their number one priority is to make everyone’s apartment hunt a positive experience. Even their handbook drives home the importance of being personable: “You are […]

Meditation, Money, and Manifesting Home Event this Saturday.

Realty Collective’s Shyda Hoque will be hosting this event on Saturday, March 19th from 2pm-4pm at Studio Maya (603 Bergen Street #103).  See the blurb below for more info on what to expect or check out the facebook event page. Please RSVP via the link below if you’d like to come! Let’s face it personal […]