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Understand Transfer Taxes – and Their Loopholes

If you’re looking into buying a Brooklyn home, it’s important that you understand all the costs that come up at closing. There are seller’s costs & there are buyer’s costs – and one of the trickiest costs that come up are called transfer taxes. What are transfer taxes? A transfer tax is the tax charged […]

New Construction: Is it Right for Me?

New construction is a beautiful thing — literally. But as with everything, there are two sides of the story. Let’s see if new construction in Brooklyn is the right buying choice for you. What is New Construction? This term is used to describe a project that starts from the bottom up. You’re buying a new […]

Brooklyn Couple Brings Personality into Bed-Stuy Apartment

When home-buying, it can be difficult to see the potential in a space. Even if you’ve found your dream apartment, it’s always important to find small – or even big – ways to make the place feel like home. Sometimes this can be done by moving in all your belongings, or putting up picture frames […]

Registration Now Open For Our Free Workshop Series

Whether you’re thinking about buying or focused on selling, we’ve got you covered. We’ve just opened up the next three months of slots for our ongoing free education workshops, Buying Into Brooklyn and Selling in Brooklyn. Both workshops are led by a powerhouse team of women who’ve helped countless buyers and sellers navigate these complex […]

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Refinance

Refinancing your mortgage can be the smartest financial decision you ever make. It can also be risky. And a time sink and a mental drain. But when you do it right? Hoo boy, can it mean big savings in the long run. So if you’re debating it, we’re giving you six questions to ask yourself […]

7 Surprising Reasons Winter Is a Good Time To Sell Your Home

We’ve shared some tips about selling in winter with you before and we still think there are some surprising advantages people often overlook! But, this winter is unlike any other—and the Brooklyn market is unlike any other market. What we’re saying is that there are a lot of variables that your seller’s agent can talk […]

How To Compare Mortgage Loan Offers

Comparing mortgage loans is one of the smartest things you can do to ensure you’re making an informed decision about a financial matter that will affect your life for years to come—maybe decades. Put it that way and it only makes sense to sit through some uncomfortable conversations with a few loan officers. But don’t […]

A Timeline for Selling Your Home

Unlike a last-second squeeze through the closing doors of the uptown Q train, selling a home isn’t something you can rush. But, if you’re like most homeowners, you probably aren’t even sure where to start. We’ve broken down the steps for you:  WHAT TO DO NOW OR VERY SOON  Pick a date If you’re in […]

Why List With Us

Thinking about selling? Give us a call to tell us a bit more about your property and we’ll offer you a free valuation, plus current comps, and a personalized sales plan.  Brooklyn real estate has changed—but we’ll guide you through it. Indulge us in a quick history lesson! Once upon a time, small neighborhood brokers […]

Here’s How We’re Rethinking Real Estate During COVID-19

As the country adapts to changes in day-to-day life and new routines, we’re doing the same here at Realty Collective—making conscious choices that prioritize the health and safety of our team and clients while navigating this new normal.  Much of our work goes on as usual—yes, people are still buying, renting, and selling!—but we’ve instituted […]