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 […]

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 […]

Tips for Year End Tax Planning.

Right now we all have shopping lists and recipes on our mind during this holiday season. After the chaos had died down, however, and everyone has their resolutions in order the next thing on many “to do” lists is getting their taxes in order. 2018 is the first year the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, […]

A Mortgage Expert Explains the Appraisal Process.

We work with Mark Maimon of Freedom Mortgage often. He has given expert advice co-hosting our Buying into Brooklyn workshops with us and we want to share something he sent us recently. We get a lot of questions about the appraisal process and Mark has put together a lovely FAQ sheet that will answer all of them. After reading the […]

TheGuarantors Help New York Renters Secure Apartments

With rents skyrocketing, many renters in New York must look to the guarantor to back them financially, which ensures security for the landlord. Guarantors are almost always the mother and/or father of the renter in question. But what if your folks aren’t around, can’t afford it or you just don’t want to bother them? That’s […]

Spotlight on Townhouse Newly Listed in Carroll Gardens!

We just listed this gorgeous multi-family townhouse on a beautiful tree-lined street. You can read more below and check out the listing on Streeteasy.  Also view our gallery below! Ready to invest in Carroll Gardens? Look no further than 363 Sackett Street in Carroll Gardens. This townhouse is available for the first time after decades of family […]

How to Become an All-Cash Buyer. Tips from a Mortgage Professional.

We’ve worked with Mark Maimon of Freedom Mortgage several times, often partnering up to host our Buying into Brooklyn workshops, and below is an example of the expert advice he gives. You can read more of his blogs here! Convert Your Buyers into All-Cash Buyers by Mark Maimon It’s no secret that cash buyers have […]