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Women-Owned Business Spotlight: Gwen from Gwen Beloti Jewelry

At RC, we do the best we can to support not only local, but minority-owned businesses. There’s no better way to stimulate the local economy plus you’re bound to find something unique & meaningful! This month, we spoke with Gwen Beloti from Gwen Beloti Jewelry, a Brooklyn-based,  black woman-owned, & size-inclusive jewelry company. Hear about […]

Brooklyn’s Most Affordable Living — Searching for Your Own Rent-Regulated Apartment

Finding a rent-stabilized apartment in Brooklyn can feel like striking gold. The affordability —and the promise to stay that way for years to come— can literally change renters’ lives. But what is life like in these buildings and units, and how can you snag one of your own? We’ll dive into all of the details […]

8 Ways to Make Moving With Kids Easier + More Fun

Children can feel powerless when you tell them you’re moving. “They usually don’t have any input in the decision,” says Lori Collins Burgan, social worker and author of Moving with Kids. “So involve them in as many other decisions as you can.” This helps them feel part of the experience and empowered.  You might not […]

Rent is Getting More Expensive — The Reason Why + Tips to Find an Affordable Place

The pandemic brought all sorts of challenges — physical, psychological, financial, and more. And its improvement is now bringing a difficulty of its own as New York renters see rates up to 70% higher than early 2020 amounts. The current Brooklyn median is $2747 per month — a number that many individuals and families simply […]

Renovating Your Brooklyn Apartment in a Shortage-Filled Society

The pandemic has brought challenge after challenge. Though it may not be one of the most devastating effects, the supply shortage sure has pulled plenty of renovation projects to a halt. Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be the same for you. There are ways around the shortage, and we’re going to share them with you […]

Planning a Purchase in 2022? Make Sure You’re Keeping an Eye on Interest Rates

If you’re planning on buying a home in the near future, there’s one key area you’ll need to keep an eye on — interest rates. Below, we’ll dive into what these numbers have looked like over the past year, what they’re projected to look like going forward, and what this all means for your future […]

Want Quality Tenants? Then Make Sure You’re a Quality Landlord. Here’s How.

Being a landlord is a specific type of responsibility that is not for the faint of heart. It takes commitment, diligence, and flexibility – because if you want good tenants, then you need to be a good landlord. Here are some tips to make sure you’re living up to your potential as a Brooklyn landlord. […]

Women-Owned Business Spotlight: Amy Van Doran from Modern Love Club

At RC, we’re all about spreading the love – especially with Valentine’s Day right around the corner. And this month, Victoria sat down with friend (and neighbor!) Amy Van Doran this month from The Modern Love Club. Watch the interview below! (PS Head to our Instagram to learn how you can win a FREE love […]

So You’ve Decided to Rent Out Your Home — Now What?

So, you’re a new landlord. Before diving into heaps of helpful information, a congratulation is in order. You’ve set off on a challenging, rewarding, and revenue-filled journey! There’s never been a better time to try out the scene, either, with record-high renters —and rates— entering Brooklyn in 2022. We’ve compiled some tips to set you […]

Brooklyn’s Best-Selling Neighborhoods + Tips for A Smooth Selling Process

If you own a home in Brooklyn, 2022 is the year to sell. In fact, StreetEasy reports that 9 of NYC’s top 10 markets for home sales land within our community lines. With higher demand comes fewer days on the market as well as higher sales prices. We’ll look into this data along with a […]