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Pre-War, Post-War, New Construction 101

Brooklyn real estate ads are often a slew of acronyms (WFH is hot this year) buried in a heap of adjectives (“cozy” can have…several meanings). But one thing you’ll come across often are the big three descriptors—pre-war, post-war )you’d think these two would cover it all, right?), and new construction. Let’s break down each so […]

Winter = “Heat Season” for New Yorkers

Do you know about “heat season” in New York? Chances are, even if you’ve never heard of it, you’ve wondered about when exactly your landlord plans to turn the heat on during a cool morning or chilly night. Turns out, it’s not guesswork. There are legal guidelines for landlords about providing sufficient heat and hot […]

You’re Invited: Insider Tips and Tricks to Moving in NYC | THIS Friday!

Update: See the full presentation below. Join us this Friday at New York’s hottest meeting spot—Zoom Meetings—for an insider’s look at everything you need to know about moving in NYC. Our founder, Victoria Alexander, will be sharing the info she’s acquired over the past 15+ years helping people find their new home in Brooklyn.  The […]

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 […]

Don’t Get Catfished This Valentine’s- 6 Cat-Traps That Snare First-Time Buyers

Don’t Get Cat Fished! Common Mistakes Buyers Should Not Make Having an advocate by your side is an invaluable resource in your Brooklyn real estate search, since it can be easy to miss something when you don’t have a seasoned professional by your side. Even in the Google era, online savvy can’t replace agent experience […]

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 […]

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NYC Co-ops, Your Buying Power and Your Values Aligned

We have all heard of food co-ops and thing they are good but do we know why? and what actually is  a food co-op? Wikipedia says: “A food cooperative or food co-op is a food distribution outlet organized as a cooperative, rather than a private or public company. Food cooperatives are usually consumer cooperatives, where the decisions regarding the production and distribution […]

Talented Agents Who Share Our Passion for Brooklyn Wanted!

During this season we’d like to take a moment and share our appreciation for the Realty Collective team.  Our agents are passionate and creative women and men and we are so grateful to have them!  Would you like to join our team? Are you ready to work in a new environment where you will be encouraged […]

Searching For An Investment Property In NYC?

Hello all! It’s Financial Planning Week and we’ve prepared a five-part series of topics that we believe our readers will enjoy. For our fifth topic we’ve decided to dedicate it to our investors. It has become well known that NYC is definitely the place to invest in real estate. This is mostly due to the […]