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Why Is It So Hard to Find An Affordable Brooklyn Rental?

If you’re frustrated and overwhelmed with the state of rent in Brooklyn, you’re not alone. In fact, there are numerous factors that have been working together to cause New York’s entire rental market to go off the wall. Below, we’ll look into six of the most likely causes, as well as a few tips to […]

Trying to Buy a Co-Op Home? Win The Hearts of the Board with These Proven Tips

Today’s real estate market doesn’t make it easy to purchase the home of your dreams. And it can be even more difficult in a co-op building, where a professional board will review your application from top to bottom before accepting your offer. Luckily, you can win their hearts with these insider tips ! Tip #1: […]

What to Do if Your Newly Renovated Home Lacks Required Permits

Moving into a recently-updated home can be one of the most exciting feelings. You don’t have to worry about that old stove losing function in the next few weeks, or that outdated carpet that you just can’t trust to be clean. But unfortunately, if the proper permits haven’t been pulled for the work that’s been […]

Can You Afford to Buy in Brooklyn? Four Ways to Find Out

Interest rates have risen quickly over the past year, but what does that mean for homeowners today? Monthly costs will rise a bit, and financial planning is essential in making sure you can actually afford the home you’re pre-approved for. Walk through the steps below to ensure your dream home will feel comfortable in your […]

Thinking of Selling Your Apartment or Town Home? Here Are Three Tips to List at the Perfect Price

One of the most important parts of listing your apartment or townhome is coming in at the right price. Unfortunately, this can be the most difficult step for sellers to take on, too. Too low of a price will end up with lost money and intense bidding wars, while too high of a number may […]

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 […]

Moving With Kids Part Three: Preparing For a New School

Moving homes is one thing — starting a new school with new teachers, friends, activities, and schedules is another. We’ve gathered some expert advice and formed it into do’s and don’t’s to help your child have the easiest possible transition into their new learning environment. Do help her break the ice. Get a class list […]

Can I Rent My Brooklyn Home on Airbnb?

Airbnb has become all the rage with affordable stays, unique locations, and small business support. But did you know that there are several rules to follow when you list your own place for short-term stays? We’ll dive into the details below, so you can offer your home to travelers and tourists without breaking the law. […]

Buying Property in NYC Through an LLC

What are the pros and cons of buying property in NYC through an LLC? Below, we’ll cover the good, the bad, and the ugly. We’ll answer the most frequently asked questions and share what you need to know before you submit an offer. Why should investors consider buying property in NYC? New York City is […]

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 […]