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11 Tips to Ace Your Upcoming Board Interview

  Congratulations! You’ve been invited to a board interview for your dream home. A standard part of the board application process, this is a way for them to to learn more about you —and your family if applicable— to make sure you’d be a good fit in their building. Even though the interview is a […]

New to the {RC} Team – Hi, I’m Naomi!

Hey there! I’m Naomi and I am thrilled to be a new member of the {RC} team, a journey that has literally been years in the making. I specialize in guiding renters through the Brooklyn rental market to find their slice of heaven in NYC and bringing some calm, kindness and understanding to what can be a […]

Everything You Need to Know About NYC’s Affordable Housing Lottery

One of the best ways to find a rent-stabilized apartment in New York City is through NYC Housing Connect — also known as the affordable housing lottery. These units are for low-income tenants, and rent is well below market rate. Monthly payments are also protected from the huge annual increases that are so common in […]

Did Someone Say Summer Slow Down?

How To Take Advantage of Today’s Unique Real Estate Deals Normally in the world of real estate, summer is booming. But this year, because of record-high home prices, rising interest rates, plunging cryptocurrency and stock markets, and potential  layoff concerns, we’re feeling a different vibe. Things are slowing down because a significant percentage of the […]

Summer 2022: To Rent or To Buy?

As of July 2022, renters are having a rough go of it. Rents have been steadily increasing to meet higher demand & to combat increasing expenses for landlords (read: inflation); some even going so far as to offer gifts & crazy increased rents to secure their apartment. The whole rental process can be daunting, more […]

Women-Owned Business Spotlight: Gwen from Gwen Beloti Jewelry

At RC, we do the best we can to support not only local, but minority-owned businesses. There’s no better way to stimulate the local economy plus you’re bound to find something unique & meaningful! This month, we spoke with Gwen Beloti from Gwen Beloti Jewelry, a Brooklyn-based,  black woman-owned, & size-inclusive jewelry company. Hear about […]

10 Tips for Buying Your First Rental Property 

Are you considering buying a rental property? While it may seem like easy money, there’s a lot to consider before jumping in — including thorny questions around where you fit in the community, your financial goals, and even your personality! We’ll go over a few of the most important considerations below. #1: Decide If This […]

Rent is Getting More Expensive — The Reason Why + Tips to Find an Affordable Place

The pandemic brought all sorts of challenges — physical, psychological, financial, and more. And its improvement is now bringing a difficulty of its own as New York renters see rates up to 70% higher than early 2020 amounts. The current Brooklyn median is $2747 per month — a number that many individuals and families simply […]

Buying Your First Home in Brooklyn? Grants, Loans, and Programs for You

Buying your first home is an exciting time. It can also be challenging — mentally, physically, and especially financially. Luckily, there are a number of programs to help you out! Most notably, there are often grants to take advantage of that can help with a portion of your down payment, allowing you to purchase more […]

Planning a Purchase in 2022? Make Sure You’re Keeping an Eye on Interest Rates

If you’re planning on buying a home in the near future, there’s one key area you’ll need to keep an eye on — interest rates. Below, we’ll dive into what these numbers have looked like over the past year, what they’re projected to look like going forward, and what this all means for your future […]

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