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Why Is It So Hard to Find An Affordable Brooklyn Rental?

If you’re frustrated and overwhelmed with the state of rent in Brooklyn, you’re not alone. In fact, there are numerous factors that have been working together to cause New York’s entire rental market to go off the wall. Below, we’ll look into six of the most likely causes, as well as a few tips to […]

Trying to Buy a Co-Op Home? Win The Hearts of the Board with These Proven Tips

Today’s real estate market doesn’t make it easy to purchase the home of your dreams. And it can be even more difficult in a co-op building, where a professional board will review your application from top to bottom before accepting your offer. Luckily, you can win their hearts with these insider tips ! Tip #1: […]

The Best Smart Home Devices for Renters

It’s easy to get in your head as a renter, dreaming of all the things you’d do to improve your home if the papers were in your own name. But smart home technology is one upgrade that’s easy to make no matter where you live — and easy to take with you to the next […]

Brooklyn’s Most Affordable Living — Searching for Your Own Rent-Regulated Apartment

Finding a rent-stabilized apartment in Brooklyn can feel like striking gold. The affordability —and the promise to stay that way for years to come— can literally change renters’ lives. But what is life like in these buildings and units, and how can you snag one of your own? We’ll dive into all of the details […]

Rent is Getting More Expensive — The Reason Why + Tips to Find an Affordable Place

The pandemic brought all sorts of challenges — physical, psychological, financial, and more. And its improvement is now bringing a difficulty of its own as New York renters see rates up to 70% higher than early 2020 amounts. The current Brooklyn median is $2747 per month — a number that many individuals and families simply […]

How to Avoid High Tenant Turnover & Keep Good Tenants

By far, the most challenging part of being a landlord is finding, securing, and keeping good tenants. Once they’re in, all you have to worry about is receiving payments and responding to potential home repairs. But where do you find these unicorn renters who treat your home better than they’d treat their own? Where are […]

Planning a Purchase in 2022? Make Sure You’re Keeping an Eye on Interest Rates

If you’re planning on buying a home in the near future, there’s one key area you’ll need to keep an eye on — interest rates. Below, we’ll dive into what these numbers have looked like over the past year, what they’re projected to look like going forward, and what this all means for your future […]

Budget Living for Renters in Brooklyn – Most Affordable Neighborhoods

Living in Brooklyn comes with plenty of incredible perks —spacious living, stunning views, family-friendly (or not) attractions, and more— but these tend to bring higher-than-average monthly rent. Luckily, our community still has a few affordable neighborhoods that are filled with the same feeling you’ve been searching for.  Three of the best low-priced spots – Mapleton, […]

What to Expect — Brooklyn’s Real Estate Trends in 2022

If you’re thinking about moving this year, it’s essential that you understand the upcoming market and its effects on all parties involved — especially after our hot end of 2021. Buyers and renters will feel the effect of increasing demand, and sellers will see sale prices rise but not yet to their pre-covid amounts. Here’s […]

Pre-War, Post-War, New Construction 101

Brooklyn real estate ads are often a slew of acronyms (WFH is hot this year) buried in a heap of adjectives (“cozy” can have…several meanings). But one thing you’ll come across often are the big three descriptors—pre-war, post-war )you’d think these two would cover it all, right?), and new construction. Let’s break down each so […]