Selling The Place You Own Jointly.

The initial impact of a break-up is always a mixture of complex and sometimes conflicting emotions. Confusion, shock, relief, anger, grief, and fear can all be a part of this process and it’s completely normal and healthy to feel all of this. It is also healthy for this process to follow a path where layers […]

Back to School House Hunting.

We have moved out of the busy spring open house season and the market is slowing down in all areas.  There are a few reasons buyers are out in droves during the spring, including the weather being so nice and everyone seemingly coming out of hibernation. One big reason is that families want to purchase […]

End of Summer Gardening Tips

We’ve still got plenty of time to enjoy our gardens. I know it’s not going to start getting cooler for a couple months. We do have to prepare for that though, plan ahead for future planting and maintain what we’ve got growing for as long as we can. Here are some things to think about at […]

Buying or Renting for the School Zone.

Buying or renting a home based on school zone is nothing new. Parents want the best for their kids and a good school is at the top of most families’ wish list when it comes to where they live. What has changed is how easy it’s become to find out about schools in different areas […]

Kitchen Upgrades on a Budget.

It’s the last day of July and the last day of National Culinary Arts Month! We’d like to take this opportunity to share a couple of articles with you about making your cooking space worthy of creating delectable dishes. A renovated kitchen is usually at the top of a buyer’s and renter’s wish list but […]

Tips on Finding a Roommate or Apartment Share.

Long gone are the days when you had to rely on Craigslist alone to search for an apartment to share. Now there are so many options if you would like to post an available room in your space or are looking for a room for rent. From peer-to-peer apps like InsideDigs to sites that match you […]

New Rent Laws in NYC and How They Affect You.

It’s been big news in the real estate world for the last month. The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 is officially in effect and rent laws have changed pretty dramatically. Tenant protections are at the forefront of many of these changes. For a more broad view of these new laws you should read […]

Moving Tips for a Less-Stress Experience.

Renters in Brooklyn usually move quite a bit. We know people that have lived in a dozen or so apartments during their time in New York. Rising rents, promotions that allow you to upgrade your space, growing families, and roommate issues all contribute to the need to trade up. And we can all agree that […]

Money Saving Tips on Lucky Penny Day!

Today is Lucky Penny Day, which is a perfect opportunity to talk about saving for a down payment and other important financial steps to take if you’d like to purchase a home. For advice on interests rates and other expertise in the area of mortgages, our friend Mark Maimon of Freedom Mortgage has posted several […]

Open House Season Tips for Buyers and Sellers

You may have noticed a lot more homes on the market and “open house” signs posted in front of buildings as we are officially in the spring home buying and selling season. Not only is the weather getting warmer, which brings in more traffic to an open house, but serious buyers with children often want […]