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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 […]

New to the {RC} Team – Hi, I’m Naomi!

Hey there! I’m Naomi and I am thrilled to be a new member of the {RC} team, a journey that has literally been years in the making. I specialize in guiding renters through the Brooklyn rental market to find their slice of heaven in NYC and bringing some calm, kindness and understanding to what can be a […]

Way to Go, Millennials. You’ve Doubled Your Average Net Worth During the Pandemic

Yes, you read that correctly. Millennials have been working hard since the world changed in 2020. The average net worth of millennials more than doubled, jumping to an impressive average of $127,793 in recent years. But that doesn’t mean money has been coming easy. Read on to learn more about this wealth, what to do […]

Want to Get a Pet in Brooklyn? 4 Tips to Convince Your Landlord

Finding a rental that will let you bring your pet along can be a difficult task, especially in a market that’s already filled with seemingly endless applicants and bidding wars. But there are a few creative ways to convince your landlord to let you have a pet, whether you’ve already signed a lease with them […]

Everything You Need to Know About NYC’s Affordable Housing Lottery

One of the best ways to find a rent-stabilized apartment in New York City is through NYC Housing Connect — also known as the affordable housing lottery. These units are for low-income tenants, and rent is well below market rate. Monthly payments are also protected from the huge annual increases that are so common in […]

Summer 2022: To Rent or To Buy?

As of July 2022, renters are having a rough go of it. Rents have been steadily increasing to meet higher demand & to combat increasing expenses for landlords (read: inflation); some even going so far as to offer gifts & crazy increased rents to secure their apartment. The whole rental process can be daunting, more […]

Why Is It So Hard to Find An Affordable Brooklyn Rental?

If you’re frustrated and overwhelmed with the state of rent in Brooklyn, you’re not alone. In fact, there are numerous factors that have been working together to cause New York’s entire rental market to go off the wall. Below, we’ll look into six of the most likely causes, as well as a few tips to […]

Trying to Buy a Co-Op Home? Win The Hearts of the Board with These Proven Tips

Today’s real estate market doesn’t make it easy to purchase the home of your dreams. And it can be even more difficult in a co-op building, where a professional board will review your application from top to bottom before accepting your offer. Luckily, you can win their hearts with these insider tips ! Tip #1: […]

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