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Understanding and Managing High Con Edison Bills: A Guide for Brooklyn Home Seekers

We understand that the cost of living in this vibrant borough comes with challenges. One concern that often arises is the spike in your electric bill. You might be asking the question, “Why is my electric bill so high?” Below, We’ll delve into the reasons behind the recent surge in utility costs and explore available […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Hosting a Block Party in Brooklyn, New York

Are you eager to unite your community for an unforgettable block party in Brooklyn, New York? From navigating the permit process to organizing engaging activities, we’ve compiled a step-by-step guide to help you plan a successful event. Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, fostering a sense of togetherness has never been easier. 1. Join […]

How to Select the Right Buyer’s Agent

Start by asking family and friends if they can recommend an agent. Compile a list of several agents and talk to each before choosing one. Look for an agent who listens well and understands your needs, and whose judgment you trust. You should be able to rely on your agent for support, guidance, and insight […]

Upcoming Workshop: Empower Yourself: Keys to Confident Home Buying in NYC

Are you dreaming of calling the vibrant city of New York your home but find the idea of buying a property overwhelming? The bustling real estate market of NYC may seem daunting, but what if we told you that you’re more ready than you think? In our free, virtual workshop, Kristen Euretig, a seasoned Certified […]

Buying & Selling at the Same Time: What to Expect

Buying a new home at the same time as you’re selling your old home is all about timing — and some luck, of course. And while you can’t control everything that happens during the complicated buying and selling process, there are some things you can do to set yourself up for smooth closings — maybe […]

Condo vs Co-op: Downpayment and Asset Requirements

Most co-ops require buyers to put down 20-25% of the purchase price, about the same as what most lenders require these days. But the range can be vast, depending on the co-op—anywhere from 10% down (rare) to 50% or more at higher-end buildings. Co-ops also expect you to have sufficient money left over (also known […]

What is a sponsor unit?

A special category of apartments in New York City are called “sponsor units.” Basically, asponsor unit in a condo building is a residence that has been owned by the developer and it’sgoing up for sale for the first time. Or in the case of a co-op, it is owned by the original owneror the corporation […]

An Insider’s Guide to Reviewing Co-op Building Finances

Once the offer is accepted and the deal sheet is sent out, there’s still work to be done if you’re buying a co-op. And you probably have plenty of questions: Who exactly is looking at all this data, what are they looking for, and who is responsible for the due diligence at this step? Let’s […]

How to Spot a Friendly Co-op or Condo Board

When you buy a co-op or condo in New York City, it’s easy to focus more on the apartment (its price, size, and location) than the building–let alone the personality and temperament of the co-op or condo board that runs it. But make no mistake: Beyond deciding whether you may become an owner in the […]

Realty Collective Response to NAR Judgement

At Realty Collective, it has always been our practice to monitor developments that may affect our clients and the way we serve them. The recent verdict in the federal court case against the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in Missouri is a significant event that has captured our attention. We understand that the court has […]

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