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Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Save for Your Dream BK Home

If you’re anything like us, you have a whole set of dreams lined up for the new year. If one of those ambitions is to buy your very own place in Brooklyn, try not to fret — we’ll be here for you. Check out the home buying prep tips below to guide you through the […]

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 […]

Want to Know the Secret Behind Stress-Free Tenant Screening?

Being a landlord is a great way to earn a living, or even some extra side cash, but it definitely comes with its challenges — one of the biggest being bad clients. It can be tricky to find individuals, couples, friend groups, or families who will pay you on time and treat your home well. […]

Feeling Trendy? Here are the Top Renovations in Brooklyn for 2022

New year, new home styles — are we right? If you want to prepare your home for a top-dollar sale, jump on board with the smooth style our neighbors are taking on — smart specs, decade-replicating details, functional fashion, and more. We’re excited about what this year will bring, and we think you will be, […]

We Love Red Hook – Top Neighborhoods of 2022!

We are not shy about our love of Brooklyn. The culture, the people – each area has a special place in our heart.  But we would be lying if we didn’t admit that, well, Red Hook is one of our favorites. Not only is our only office based in Red Hook, but RC founder & […]

Calling all Clients: Get Yourself a FREE Pie!

Alright, so if you didn’t know by now, we love everything home related – buying, selling, furnishing, decorating, browsing… you get it. Well, we ALSO love everything holiday related – the sense of community, the beautiful lights, the whimsical decorations, the cookies/pies/cakes. So this year we wanted to do something that tied all of these […]

Thank You, Veterans!

From everyone here at Realty Collective, we want to say a sincere thank you to all the veterans in Brooklyn and beyond. We are also proud to say that we’ve had three veterans work here on the RC team, one of them being Gino DiMeo. To Gino, to our veteran team members, and to all […]

Brooklyn Bridge | New Home Buyer in Windsor Terrace

We might sound like a broken record here, but buying in Brooklyn is an emotional rollercoaster. It’s such a nuanced market that it’s tough to know the ins & outs, plus it’s extraordinarily competitive. This is even truer for self-employed individuals, as it can be difficult to cobble together the financial documentation necessary to get […]

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 […]