David’s Journey from Renter to Owner by The Fallon Team

Photo Courtesy of Compass We met on a warm August evening in Park Slope at what best can be described as a man cave. The garden level duplex was dark. And cramped. And David liked it. I asked ‘Are you concerned about natural light?’ ‘No,’ he said. Hmmm, okay. This will be interesting. That sun-starved duplex ended […]

It’s 2019! Are you ready to buy? by Francesca Girard

This past year did a number on the New York Real Estate market; pricey new developments, politics, taxes, zoning, the L Train shutdown debacle and much much more. On the bright side, for buyers throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, there was been an influx of listings. Neighborhood to neighborhood inventory is at its highest level since […]

A Mortgage Expert Explains Locking in an Interest Rate.

We’d like to share more expert advice from Mark Maimon of Freedom Mortgage. Our regular co-host during our Buying into Brooklyn, he always steers buyers in the right direction and this time he’s written a very informative blog about knowing when to lock in your interest rates. It can certainly be a bit confusing for many and Mark answers […]

Trading up: How to get the Best Deals in a Buyer’s Market by the Fallon Team

Around the country, housing is scarce and prices are skyrocketing. Unemployment is low, salaries are up, and people keep moving to New York City. So why is the NYC market so slow? Rising interest rates, oversupply in the high-end market and concern about the potential effects of the tax reform bill have left many buyers […]

New Year Wishes from Realty Collective!

All of us at Realty Collective would like to wish you a Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed your time preparing, celebrating and getting ready for 2019 and had a lovely holiday season. We certainly did! Looking back on the past year has made us incredibly grateful for all we have. Being an active […]

Streeteasy Raising Rates After New Year.

Many of you may know the story of Streeteasy. It began as a site where agents could post for free and fairly recently started charging. Well, prices are going up again. From $3 daily to $4.50. RC agent Shyda Hoque recently wrote about how this affects herself and other agents. Read below. A year ago I […]

How To Navigate the Buying Process like a Pro by Francesca Girardi

Are you buying today, tomorrow or in ten years? Regardless on your timetable at some point it your life you may want to buy a property, or two or ten. In those transactions, countless things can go astray. To begin you need to identify two very important things. First, what you want, need, and how much you […]

Winterizing Your House or Apartment.

Though the actual first day of winter is two weeks away, one wouldn’t know it was still technically fall with these consistently freezing temperatures. Now is a great time to start winterizing your home as it seems like it may be an especially cold season this year. You can keep your home warm during the […]

The ABC’s of New York Housing for Landlords.

We have posted in the past about tenant’s rights, and it’s important for renting New Yorkers to be informed in this regard. It’s just as important for landlords to be knowledgeable. Do you know your rights as a landlord and your tenants’ rights? Learn these and more, such as housing maintenance codes and New York City […]

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 […]