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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 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 […]

What Could the Coronavirus Possibly Have to Do With Your Mortgage?

OK, we were surprised, too. But what at first sounds ridiculous can actually be pretty quickly connected to this week’s decision by the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates by half of a percent as an effort to head off the potential negative effects of the coronavirus on the economy. And while you might be […]

Inheriting Property and Estate Planning By Gino DiMeo (part one)

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 […]

6 Red Flags That First-Time Renters Can Miss

 Don’t Get Apartment Catfished! For the most part, people usually learn from their mistakes.  It’s why we believe having a tenant advocate is a valuable resource in your search for a space.  Unethical brokers and landlord use easy to fall for industry traps that could snare first-time renters in. Working with a seasoned professional that has […]

Sweeten is Your Free Renovation Matchmaker this Valentine’s Day ❤️

The process of renovating can be complicated and finding the perfect contractor and specialized professionals is important. We’ve been working with Sweeten, the New York renovation experts, for a while now and we always recommend them to clients. They joined us at our “Buying into Brooklyn” crash course for first time home buyers back in […]

Open House Guide For Sellers (Part Two)

Tip #3-Out of the house! You, your dog and your dust bunnies! Clean and Declutter your space and stay away during showings! Leading up to your first open house  we hope that you have started taking steps to clean, declutter and stage your apartment.  Do not wait until the last minute to do a deep clean, […]

#RepYourBlock 2020

With less than a month out from petitioning season  let’s get together in our district to represent our neighborhoods in February! There’s still time to #RepYourBlock Join us for an informal info session on February 2.  Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and Council Member Carlos Menchaca will be there — come hear from them about why running for […]