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How Much of a Monthly Home Payment Can I Afford?

We all know that housing prices have risen significantly over the past few years. And many of us have taken on higher monthly payments already. If you’re thinking of moving soon, it can be tricky to decide just how much you can comfortably afford. And that’s true whether you’re renting or buying a home. Hint: […]

New Rent Laws — Are You Aware of the Updates?

There have been a few important changes to New York Rent Law. These are exciting and important, as they’re designed to protect you and the space you live in! Read on to find some of the most important points. Be sure to keep this information in your records, as well, so you can look back […]

There’s Mold in My Apartment — What Now?

Mold is by far one of the most unwanted apartment guests. The substance can lead to health issues and home safety concerns, and it can appear in both new and old homes. Some common causes include a leak that’s seeping in from another unit, clogged PTACs, and broken washing machine hoses. Though mold can also […]

The Process of Purchasing New Construction: Steps One and Two

Buying new construction in Brooklyn is complex but completely doable. We help people succeed in this task every day. One of the best resources you can have is an agent who can help you learn the ins and outs (and special considerations) of new construction — especially when it comes to financing. In the meantime, […]

Need an Extra Bedroom? Try the Bookshelf Wall Solution

Finding the perfect apartment to rent is hard enough in Brooklyn. If all you need to stay in your current space is an extra bedroom, you may be able to take a creative angle and make things work. Bookshelf walls, for example, offer privacy, style, and storage. They are also completely legal when installed correctly. […]

11 Tips to Ace Your Upcoming Board Interview

  Congratulations! You’ve been invited to a board interview for your dream home. A standard part of the board application process, this is a way for them to to learn more about you —and your family if applicable— to make sure you’d be a good fit in their building. Even though the interview is a […]

I’m Ready to Sell My Home, But Where Will I Move?

Selling a home is a lot of work. And it can be even more daunting when you’re not sure where you’ll end up after your next purchase. Will you find a home you love? Is there still a severe lack of inventory making this task almost impossible? These can be worrisome questions, but luckily, we […]

Determining the Local Housing Market: Buyer’s or Seller’s Market

If you’ve been toying with the idea of selling your home, but aren’t yet sure if you’re ready to take the plunge, there’s one major factor that can help you make your decision: the state of your local housing market. Being in a buyers market or a sellers market can make a big difference in […]

Buying New Construction: Punch List Creation

There are many benefits to purchasing a unit in new construction. You are moving into a never before lived-in apartment with all the latest and most fabulous finishes and appliances. However, you still need to scrutinize the condo. You are bound to find issues that you will want to take care of before moving in, […]

New Development Closing Costs in NYC

If you are buying in a new development or a conversion, watch out – the new development closing costs NYC buyers pay can be significantly higher than buying other existing apartments in the city. Most buyers don’t know that there are additional points to be negotiated. It’s like Vegas, if you fail to ask for […]

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