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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 […]

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 […]

Red Hook Open Studios is BACK!

After a brief hiatus last year, we are happy to share that Red Hook Open Studios is back! The weekend of October 9-10th, the Red Hook Waterfront will transform as mysterious doors are suddenly thrust open, inviting you in for a behind the scenes look at more than 50 art studios and maker workspaces, from […]

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 […]

New Construction: Is it Right for Me?

New construction is a beautiful thing — literally. But as with everything, there are two sides of the story. Let’s see if new construction in Brooklyn is the right buying choice for you. What is New Construction? This term is used to describe a project that starts from the bottom up. You’re buying a new […]

Women-Owned Business Series: Dr. Sanjeet Baidwan of I.M. Well Medical

This week, we spoke to Dr. Sanjeet Baidwan of I.M. Well Medical about her experience as a female business owner who got her start during the pandemic. With her “clinic-in-a-bag” primary care practice, Dr. Baidwan has been serving the Brooklyn community in all matters of health and wellness. Read what she has to say about […]

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 […]

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 […]