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The Best Smart Home Devices for Renters

It’s easy to get in your head as a renter, dreaming of all the things you’d do to improve your home if the papers were in your own name. But smart home technology is one upgrade that’s easy to make no matter where you live — and easy to take with you to the next […]

Brooklyn’s Most Affordable Living — Searching for Your Own Rent-Regulated Apartment

Finding a rent-stabilized apartment in Brooklyn can feel like striking gold. The affordability —and the promise to stay that way for years to come— can literally change renters’ lives. But what is life like in these buildings and units, and how can you snag one of your own? We’ll dive into all of the details […]

Is It Time to Move In Together? Take Our Quiz to Find Out!

Moving in together is a big deal, but it’s also a pretty exciting life event —and a significant money saver. Today’s statistics show nearly 80% of Americans find cohabitation totally okay, with huge numbers saying it’s a positive step forward — whether that’s toward marriage or as a permanent relationship change with no label necessary. […]

8 Ways to Make Moving With Kids Easier + More Fun

Children can feel powerless when you tell them you’re moving. “They usually don’t have any input in the decision,” says Lori Collins Burgan, social worker and author of Moving with Kids. “So involve them in as many other decisions as you can.” This helps them feel part of the experience and empowered.  You might not […]

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 […]

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 […]

Budget Living for Renters in Brooklyn – Most Affordable Neighborhoods

Living in Brooklyn comes with plenty of incredible perks —spacious living, stunning views, family-friendly (or not) attractions, and more— but these tend to bring higher-than-average monthly rent. Luckily, our community still has a few affordable neighborhoods that are filled with the same feeling you’ve been searching for.  Three of the best low-priced spots – Mapleton, […]

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 […]

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 […]

You’re Invited: Insider Tips and Tricks to Moving in NYC | THIS Friday!

Update: See the full presentation below. Join us this Friday at New York’s hottest meeting spot—Zoom Meetings—for an insider’s look at everything you need to know about moving in NYC. Our founder, Victoria Alexander, will be sharing the info she’s acquired over the past 15+ years helping people find their new home in Brooklyn.  The […]