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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 […]

Co-Ops vs Condos – Take Our Personality Quiz!

So we’ve gone into full detail about the difference between condos & co-ops, the two most common types of units available in Brooklyn – and even chatted a bit about condo-ops. While there are core differences between the two, it can be hard to choose which one is the right fit for you.  Lucky for […]

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 […]

Brooklyn Bridge | New Home Buyer in Sunset Park

Brooklyn Bridge is our ongoing series featuring our clients’ real stories of what buying in Brooklyn is really like. Buying a home anywhere is a challenge. But buying in Brooklyn is a true journey. Finding that just-right combination of affordability, location, style, and livability can sometimes feel overwhelming. That’s why we wanted to bring you […]

Yep, You Need a Real Estate Lawyer—Here’s How to Find the Right One

Anyone buying real estate will need, at bare minimum, the help of three people—a mortgage lender, a buyer’s broker, and a real estate attorney. The attorney is the one who’ll prepare and negotiate the details of the contract and make sure your needs are being met and your investment protected. Many people wait until the […]

How to Win a Brooklyn Real Estate Bidding War 

While many New Yorkers are coping with being cooped up by seeking the solitude of upstate or the space of New Jersey or Westchester, there are still plenty of us stubborn enough to never leave. So many of us in fact, that many places with desirable features—an outdoor space, washer/dryer, a water view—are going for […]

UPDATE: Brooklyn Americana Music Festival Will Go On—Virtually

UPDATE: Earlier this year, we profiled Jan Bell, founder of the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival. Of course, this is before everything turned upside-down and live events became a no-go. So we were thrilled to hear the show will go on online. Read the full press release below and if you missed our profile of Jan, […]

Landlord Hoping To Retain Tenants During COVID-19? We’ve Got Some Advice.

If you’re a Brooklyn landlord, chances are the economic fallout from COVID-19 has you worried about yourself and your tenants. And while the news may be changing hour by hour, we want to offer you some help when it comes to communicating with valued renters and retaining them during this period of upheaval. That’s why […]

Meet Cierra Britton, Artists’ Advocate and Brooklyn’s Personal Art Curator

Yes, March is Women’s History Month but we like to highlight the women making Brooklyn history year-round! Today, we’re excited to introduce you to curator, art advisor, and artist advocate, Cierra Britton, Cierra is an independent curator whose mission is to help would-be collectors collect with intention.  Not only does she meet with clients to […]