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Hey, First Time Homebuyers — Be Sure to Prep Your Finances First

Buying a home is a big deal, and scrolling through the latest listings is often the most exciting part. And now is a great time to jump in with interest rates hanging out at record low. Unfortunately, there’s some work to be put in before that stage makes sense (especially in Brooklyn where the market […]

Is It Time to Move In Together? Take Our Quiz to Find Out!

Moving in together is a big deal, but it’s also a pretty exciting life event —and a significant money saver. Today’s statistics show nearly 80% of Americans find cohabitation totally okay, with huge numbers saying it’s a positive step forward — whether that’s toward marriage or as a permanent relationship change with no label necessary. […]

So You Think You Want a Brownstone…

For many New Yorkers, owning a brownstone house on a shady block in Brooklyn is a dream — just not one for the faint of heart. It requires long-term commitment, care, patience, and a good deal of financial success.   But if you’re ready to turn that vision into reality, we’ll gladly celebrate with you and […]

Buying Your First Home in Brooklyn? Grants, Loans, and Programs for You

Buying your first home is an exciting time. It can also be challenging — mentally, physically, and especially financially. Luckily, there are a number of programs to help you out! Most notably, there are often grants to take advantage of that can help with a portion of your down payment, allowing you to purchase more […]

Tax Time and Co-Op Living— What Co-Op Costs Are Tax Deductible?

If you currently live in one of Brooklyn’s historical & whimsical co-ops, you have a few things to keep in mind this tax season. We’ve put together a quick guide of tax deductions —and non-deductible costs— to help you out when you start to file. Check it out in the post below, and feel free […]

Brooklyn is Booming: Top Neighborhoods to Watch in 2022

If you currently live in Brooklyn —or if you’ve spent some time here in recent years— you know exactly why our housing market is hot. The residential feel, open streets, and incredible parks are just the beginning of what makes us special. Our iconic attractions, cute coffee shops and restaurants, and welcoming diversity are big […]

What Are Some Difference Between Rent vs Buy

Hello all! It’s Financial Planning Week and we’ve prepared a five-part series of topics that we believe our readers will enjoy. Our second topic is geared to our Buyers and the major differences that exist between renting vs buying and how one might be a better option for over the other. Check out this article […]

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 […]