First-Time Home Seller Tips by Francesca Girardi

Congratulations on owning your first home! You were so excited and proud of this major accomplishment. However, the time has come and you are even more excited to sell and continue your journey forward. Find the top tips below to be prepared as a first-time seller before you put your home on the market Do […]

Home Buying and Selling Guide for the Spring Real Estate Rush.

Spring home selling and buying season is approaching! Below is a guide for both sellers and buyers to prepare for the process! For Sellers: You’ve decided to sell you home! I know that sometimes this isn’t an easy decision and can feel overwhelming at first. Don’t worry, though, because I can talk you through it! Finding a […]

Tips on Saving for a Down Payment.

Buying into Brooklyn is no easy feat. Prices are continually going up and competition can be fierce when you find a good deal. The hardest part for most is securing the funds for a down payment, which in New York is generally more than the average 10% you are expected to have in other parts […]

Inheriting Property and Estate Planning Part I by Gino DiMeo

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 […]

Tax Season Tips for Landlords by Gino Dimeo

  Something on many people’s “to do” lists  right now is getting our taxes in order. 2018 is the first year the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed at the end of 2017, will take effect. Confused? I’ve got you covered! Here is a basic year end tax tips guide to help you get the […]

Sharing a Co-op Interview Story of an RC Client.

Co-op interviews are one of the last of many steps towards securing your purchase in a co-op building. Living cooperatively can be a wonderful experience. Not only do you share in the building’s responsibilities with your neighbors, such as the opportunity to run and possibly sit on the board, you also share the property tax […]

It’s 2019! Are you ready to buy? by Francesca Girardi

This past year did a number on the New York Real Estate market; pricey new developments, politics, taxes, zoning, the L Train shutdown debacle and much much more. On the bright side, for buyers throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, there was been an influx of listings. Neighborhood to neighborhood inventory is at its highest level since […]

New Year Wishes from Realty Collective!

All of us at Realty Collective would like to wish you a Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed your time preparing, celebrating and getting ready for 2019 and had a lovely holiday season. We certainly did! Looking back on the past year has made us incredibly grateful for all we have. Being an active […]

How To Navigate the Buying Process like a Pro by Francesca Girardi

Are you buying today, tomorrow or in ten years? Regardless on your timetable at some point it your life you may want to buy a property, or two or ten. In those transactions, countless things can go astray. To begin you need to identify two very important things. First, what you want, need, and how much you […]

Is Sunset Park Brooklyn’s Next Hot Neighborhood? by David Anger

Just a short trip southwest from the skyrocketing rents of Park Slope, past the cemetery and Greenwood Heights, lies one of the most authentic and welcoming neighborhoods that Brooklyn has to offer. I’m talking about Sunset Park, of course. This beautiful neighborhood still features affordable rents and has been recently rejuvenated by new accessibility and […]