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What Could the Coronavirus Possibly Have to Do With Your Mortgage?

OK, we were surprised, too. But what at first sounds ridiculous can actually be pretty quickly connected to this week’s decision by the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates by half of a percent as an effort to head off the potential negative effects of the coronavirus on the economy. And while you might be […]

Brooklyn Bridge | Buying into Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bridge is our new series featuring our clients’ real stories of what buying in Brooklyn is really like. Buying a home anywhere is a challenge. But buying in Brooklyn is a true journey. Finding that just-right combination of affordability, location, style, and livability can sometimes feel overwhelming. That’s why we wanted to bring you […]

See This Artist Family’s Red Hook Home Renovation

Sooner or later, most home buyers learn that even their perfect property isn’t always perfect the day they get the keys. Making a home your own can mean anything from small projects like repainting an accent wall to a complete home renovation. That latter scenario was the case for a family who fell in love […]

6 Traps That Snare First-Time Renters

Heads Up First-Time Renters Don’t Get Apartment Catfished! For the most part, people usually learn from their mistakes.  It’s why we believe having a tenant advocate is a valuable resource in your search for a space.  Unethical brokers and landlord use easy to fall for industry traps that could snare first-time renters in. Working with a […]

#RepYourBlock 2020

With less than a month out from petitioning season  let’s get together in our district to represent our neighborhoods in February! There’s still time to #RepYourBlock Join us for an informal info session on February 2.  Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and Council Member Carlos Menchaca will be there — come hear from them about why running for […]

NYC Open House Guide For Sellers (Part 1): 

Series: Open House Rules Sellers Need To Know Before They List! Rule 1: Timing When it comes to the open house, how do you know whether your agent is doing it right—from picking the optimal time slot, to advertising in the right places, to showing up prepared? Make sure you ask these qualifying questions of […]

Guarantors Help New York Renters Secure Apartments

When applying for an apartment in New York City it’s a pretty standard request of  landlords that all applicants make an annual earning  of  at least 40 times the rent. If the applicant doesn’t meet that requirement then the applicant can submit an application with the help of a Guarantor. All Guarantors are required to […]

Searching For An Investment Property In NYC?

Hello all! It’s Financial Planning Week and we’ve prepared a five-part series of topics that we believe our readers will enjoy. For our fifth topic we’ve decided to dedicate it to our investors. It has become well known that NYC is definitely the place to invest in real estate. This is mostly due to the […]

Estate Planning Tips

Hello All! It’s Financial Planning Week and we’ve prepared a five-part series of topics that we believe our readers will enjoy. Our fourth topic is geared to our Landlords –  for most property owners, a home is among their most valuable possessions and is an investment of their time and money. In honor of that […]

Closing Cost in NYC

Hello all! It’s Financial Planning Week and we’ve prepared a five-part series of topics that we believe our readers will enjoy. This third topic is geared to our sellers did you know that closing cost in NYC can make or break the decision of a buyer by impacting their choice on whether they should buy […]