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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 […]

The Selling Process: Mentally Preparing To Sell

The typical seller in the United States lives in their home for 13 years before putting it up for sale—and New Yorkers are even more loyal, with most recent estimates clocking in near 15 years. No matter where you live though, the prospect is daunting. Most potential sellers spend more than six months just thinking […]

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 […]

10 Ways To Give Back: Realty Collective Celebrates the Work of Red Hook Dog Rescue

As part of our celebration of the holidays  — and as a thank you to the larger community that supports us all year long — Realty Collective is proud to feature the work of key non-profit organizations making the borough (and beyond) better every day. We’ve selected 10 non-profits to highlight and we encourage everyone […]

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 […]

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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