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 […]

Brooklyn Eagle “Quirky Stuff” Article with Victoria Alexander

The Brooklyn Eagle posted an article entitled “Quirky Stuff: The German Soldier in the Red Hook Basement” yesterday and it features RC’s Victoria Alexander talking about a drawing of a German soldier scratched into the cement floor of her listing at 204 Van Dyke street. As some of you may already know, Victoria has a masters […]

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 […]

Discover Red Hook – An Industrial Real Estate Workshop + Happy Hour on March 26th

Are you interested in moving, starting or expanding your business to Red Hook Brooklyn? The neighborhood’s maritime past has been updated with the building of the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal—U.S. home to the Queen Mary 2. Its Old warehouses now house artists and artisans. Trendy restaurants but abut industrial sites as the past and future converge. […]

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 […]

David’s Journey from Renter to Owner by The Fallon Team

Photo Courtesy of Compass We met on a warm August evening in Park Slope at what best can be described as a man cave. The garden level duplex was dark. And cramped. And David liked it. I asked ‘Are you concerned about natural light?’ ‘No,’ he said. Hmmm, okay. This will be interesting. That sun-starved duplex ended […]

A Mortgage Expert Explains Locking in an Interest Rate.

We’d like to share more expert advice from Mark Maimon of Freedom Mortgage. Our regular co-host during our Buying into Brooklyn, he always steers buyers in the right direction and this time he’s written a very informative blog about knowing when to lock in your interest rates. It can certainly be a bit confusing for many and Mark answers […]

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 […]

Streeteasy Raising Rates After New Year.

Many of you may know the story of Streeteasy. It began as a site where agents could post for free and fairly recently started charging. Well, prices are going up again. From $3 daily to $4.50. RC agent Shyda Hoque recently wrote about how this affects herself and other agents. Read below. A year ago I […]