For Better Or Worse the L-Train Is In Service by Francesca Girardi

Will it shut down, will it not? The question was hanging over 250,000 of the city’s commuters for what seemed like a lifetime. April was coming quickly, closing in on the residents and business owners alike. Williamsburg experienced declining rental demand and increasing vacancies. People were able to negotiate better deals than they ever could […]

Residency Unlimited Event-Meet Over Lunch: Adam Yokell, Foundwork

We partnered up with local non profit Residency Unlimited at the end of last year and are happy to spread the word whenever they have an event. They recently performed and exhibited work at our Van Brunt office. You can see photos and a video from opening night here. This upcoming event, which is free […]

Calling All Beer Brewing Women!

Women across the borough have until this Sunday to apply for the Brooklyn Women Homebrew Competition! The bar/flower shop called Sycamore in Ditmas Park, who RC agent Susan Grossman blogged about a while back in her RealTours: A Day in Ditmas Park post, is hosting the competition at the end of March. Brewer and co-owner of […]

Women’s Resources In and Around Brooklyn.

We wanted to put together a comprehensive guide of local resources for women. Supporting female business owners, artists, makers, and community members has been a goal of ours and we aim to contribute in anyway we can. We have been promoting women-owned Brooklyn businesses in a blog series for the past year (see our full […]

BAM’s Valentine’s Week Film Series.

BAM Cinema is taking a look at the word “love” in this series, Programmer’s Notebook: On Love, and really examining what the word means and what forms it comes in. From February 14th-21st they’ll be screening a wide variety of films, both old and new, about this topic. This is really a very unique and lovely way […]

Inheriting Property and Estate Planning Part I by Gino DiMeo

With home prices skyrocketing in the Carroll Gardens area over the last couple of decades, estate planning has become a topic of major importance amongst families in the area. Homes that were bought by middle class folks at a relatively reasonable price many years ago are now worth 3 and 4 million dollars. In 2014 […]

Tax Season Tips for Landlords by Gino Dimeo

  Something on many people’s “to do” lists  right now is getting our taxes in order. 2018 is the first year the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed at the end of 2017, will take effect. Confused? I’ve got you covered! Here is a basic year end tax tips guide to help you get the […]

Renovating Tips from New York’s Renovation Matchmakers

We’ve worked with Sweeten, the New York renovation experts, for a while now and we always recommend them to clients. They have joined us at our first-time home buying workshop, “Buying into Brooklyn”, in the past and had so much excellent advice to give to anyone thinking of purchasing a home and considering the sometimes […]

The Brooklyn Public Advocate Forum is Tonight!

Tonight at 6pm at Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will be holding a forum introducing us to some of the candidates vying for the position of Public Advocate. You can read more about what being a PA entails below or in this very informative BKreader article. As a non-voting […]

We’re Hiring! Looking for People with a Passion for Brooklyn.

Outgoing and creative minds with a passion and love for Brooklyn, we want you! Do you have the dedication and compassion it takes to navigate people through the emotional highs and lows of selling, buying or renting a home? If so, a career with Realty Collective may be a great fit for you. Helping people […]