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Can I Rent My Brooklyn Home on Airbnb?

Airbnb has become all the rage with affordable stays, unique locations, and small business support. But did you know that there are several rules to follow when you list your own place for short-term stays? We’ll dive into the details below, so you can offer your home to travelers and tourists without breaking the law. […]

Buying Property in NYC Through an LLC

What are the pros and cons of buying property in NYC through an LLC? Below, we’ll cover the good, the bad, and the ugly. We’ll answer the most frequently asked questions and share what you need to know before you submit an offer. Why should investors consider buying property in NYC? New York City is […]

Hey, First Time Homebuyers — Be Sure to Prep Your Finances First

Buying a home is a big deal, and scrolling through the latest listings is often the most exciting part. And now is a great time to jump in with interest rates hanging out at record low. Unfortunately, there’s some work to be put in before that stage makes sense (especially in Brooklyn where the market […]

Moving with Kids Part 2: When You Get to the New House

We recently shared a blog post filled with tips for moving with kids. It covered eight creative ideas to make the process easier as you look for a new home, pack your belongings, and say goodbye. But what about when you get into your new house, your little ones are tired, and they’re in an […]

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 […]

Is Your Apartment Prepared for Fire Emergencies?

One of the most difficult factors that comes along with apartment living is the potential of fires that are not in your control. The catastrophes can lead to lost possessions, injuries, and even deaths when they spread too quickly. That’s why it’s important to be prepared. And if you’re renting out or selling your home, […]

Nine Tips for Negotiating a Home Purchase With Multiple Offers

When the market is this hot, having a seller accept your offer on a home can feel like a daunting process. It requires a good agent and lots of patience — and a strong offer from the start. But as difficult as it can be, it’s not impossible. And we’re here to help you every […]

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 […]

So You Think You Want a Brownstone…

For many New Yorkers, owning a brownstone house on a shady block in Brooklyn is a dream — just not one for the faint of heart. It requires long-term commitment, care, patience, and a good deal of financial success.   But if you’re ready to turn that vision into reality, we’ll gladly celebrate with you and […]

Buying Your First Home in Brooklyn? Grants, Loans, and Programs for You

Buying your first home is an exciting time. It can also be challenging — mentally, physically, and especially financially. Luckily, there are a number of programs to help you out! Most notably, there are often grants to take advantage of that can help with a portion of your down payment, allowing you to purchase more […]