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Women-Owned Business Series: Patricia from Omote Ro Dhe

In this Women-Owned Business post, we celebrate the difference-maker behind the Omote Ro Dhe blog. She pours her days into strengthening a large community of women, supporting their efforts as they work their way through education, into leadership roles, and as they start their own businesses. She points out the disadvantages we feel as females […]

Women-Owned Business Series: Taylor from Amor Professional Services

Welcome back to our Women of Business Series! We’re proud to share Amor Professional Services this week, and we’re sure you’ll be incredibly inspired by her story. From single mom struggling to make ends meet to a powerful business owner who helps others who are in her past shoes, she’s making a mark on this […]

Determining the Local Housing Market: Buyer’s or Seller’s Market

If you’ve been toying with the idea of selling your home, but aren’t yet sure if you’re ready to take the plunge, there’s one major factor that can help you make your decision: the state of your local housing market. Being in a buyers market or a sellers market can make a big difference in […]

Buying New Construction: Punch List Creation

There are many benefits to purchasing a unit in new construction. You are moving into a never before lived-in apartment with all the latest and most fabulous finishes and appliances. However, you still need to scrutinize the condo. You are bound to find issues that you will want to take care of before moving in, […]

New Development Closing Costs in NYC

If you are buying in a new development or a conversion, watch out – the new development closing costs NYC buyers pay can be significantly higher than buying other existing apartments in the city. Most buyers don’t know that there are additional points to be negotiated. It’s like Vegas, if you fail to ask for […]

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 […]

Is Furnishing My Rental Property Worth the Price?

As a landlord, it can be difficult to decide what’s best for your rental space. Some units attract tons of tenants when they’re fully furnished, and others do better when they’re empty. It’s important to choose the maintenance model that works best for you in these circumstances, too. Below, you can find some questions to […]

Rent Overdue? Here’s How to Give Notice

In a perfect world, every tenant would pay their rent on time, every single month. But in reality, even the best tenants get caught up and forget what day it is, resulting in a late rent payment. But what do you do if this happens in one of your units? Should I Give Good Tenants […]

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