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2022’s Guide to Simple Home Selling

The new year is here, and if your resolution is to sell your home for it’s best and highest value, it’s time to start planning. By taking purposeful steps throughout the process, you can feel confident from prep work to closing paperwork. The tips below provide a great base to build from. Meet with an […]

Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Save for Your Dream BK Home

If you’re anything like us, you have a whole set of dreams lined up for the new year. If one of those ambitions is to buy your very own place in Brooklyn, try not to fret — we’ll be here for you. Check out the home buying prep tips below to guide you through the […]

What to Expect — Brooklyn’s Real Estate Trends in 2022

If you’re thinking about moving this year, it’s essential that you understand the upcoming market and its effects on all parties involved — especially after our hot end of 2021. Buyers and renters will feel the effect of increasing demand, and sellers will see sale prices rise but not yet to their pre-covid amounts. Here’s […]

Best Houseplants for Staging – Happy Houseplant Appreciation Day!

Like many of you, we’re big fans of plants (seriously, you should see our office). The trend caught on during quarantine when we all were trying out new hobbies, and it seems like this one is here to stay. And trust us, we’re not complaining.  In honor of Houseplant day, we’re going to share the […]

Want to Know the Secret Behind Stress-Free Tenant Screening?

Being a landlord is a great way to earn a living, or even some extra side cash, but it definitely comes with its challenges — one of the biggest being bad clients. It can be tricky to find individuals, couples, friend groups, or families who will pay you on time and treat your home well. […]

Understand Transfer Taxes – and Their Loopholes

If you’re looking into buying a Brooklyn home, it’s important that you understand all the costs that come up at closing. There are seller’s costs & there are buyer’s costs – and one of the trickiest costs that come up are called transfer taxes. What are transfer taxes? A transfer tax is the tax charged […]

FHA LOANS: Qualifying Your Rental Income to Secure an FHA Loan

So, you’ve purchased a property & you’re collecting rent – now you want to get a FHA home loan. Luckily, there are some guidelines that can help you qualify the rent you collect as income, which can then help you secure the FHA loan.  There are, however, some lengthy rules to determine if your rental […]

New to the {RC} Team – Hi, I’m Farah!

Hey! It’s so great to introduce myself to you – I’m Farah and I’m working as {RC}’s new Executive Assistant! It’s already been such a welcoming atmosphere, working with all of you to help you find your Brooklyn homes. I’d love to share a few fun facts about me, since you all have done your […]

New Construction: Is it Right for Me?

New construction is a beautiful thing — literally. But as with everything, there are two sides of the story. Let’s see if new construction in Brooklyn is the right buying choice for you. What is New Construction? This term is used to describe a project that starts from the bottom up. You’re buying a new […]

Can’t Make Rent in April? We Have Some Advice That Might Help.

Right now many of you are likely dealing with income or job loss due to COVID-19. We know the next few months are full of uncertainty. While we don’t have any easy answers, one thing we can offer is our expertise. If you can’t make rent (especially for April), we have some advice.  As awkward […]