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Building the Best At-Home Tool Kit: Top Tips and Essential Tools to Include

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, it may be time to invest in a quality tool kit to keep around for various tasks. And even if you’re renting, it might not be a bad idea to have supplies laying around for changing batteries, hanging wall decor, etc. Below, we’ll dive into the details to help you […]

Everything You Need to Know About Soundproofing Your Apartment

Brooklyn apartments can be noisy places. Maybe it’s coming from your neighbors and you need to keep noise levels outside of your home. Or maybe you’re the loud one (think instruments, playing kids, barking dogs, etc.), and you want to ensure the sounds don’t bother your neighbors. Thankfully, the following soundproofing tips can help, no […]

No Guarantor? No Problem

Renting in Brooklyn can be a struggle, and it’s even more difficult if you don’t have a co-signer or guarantor. Typically, a landlord wants an in-state guarantor who makes 80x the rent, which might be a steep ask for some. Thankfully, if you don’t have relatives or close friends to help out, there are still […]

Home Maintenance Series: Spring

As winter ends, you’ll be ready for spring cleaning throughout your home, as well as some time spent outside in the warmer weather. Add the following items to your checklists (as they fit your home) to ensure you’re taking care of every area and appliance you own. Inside of Your Home Heat and Cooling: Depending […]

Home Maintenance Series: Winter

When winter comes, it’s time to hunker down and enjoy the warmth of our homes. There aren’t many projects you can take care of during this season, but you can do a few things to make sure you’re prepared for the snow and freezing temperatures. Inside of Your Home The first thing you’ll want to […]

Home Maintenance Series: Fall

Fall is one of the most important seasons for home care. Your yard will require some TLC, and you’ll want to make sure every area of your home is ready for the cooler weather to come. Below are some good guidelines on what to cover during September, October, and November: Outside of Your Home: Fall […]

Way to Go, Millennials. You’ve Doubled Your Average Net Worth During the Pandemic

Yes, you read that correctly. Millennials have been working hard since the world changed in 2020. The average net worth of millennials more than doubled, jumping to an impressive average of $127,793 in recent years. But that doesn’t mean money has been coming easy. Read on to learn more about this wealth, what to do […]

Want to Get a Pet in Brooklyn? 4 Tips to Convince Your Landlord

Finding a rental that will let you bring your pet along can be a difficult task, especially in a market that’s already filled with seemingly endless applicants and bidding wars. But there are a few creative ways to convince your landlord to let you have a pet, whether you’ve already signed a lease with them […]

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 […]

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