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Is My Co-op Maintenance Tax Deductible? by Victoria Alexander

The short answer is YES – a percentage of your monthly maintenance is tax deductible and this percentage is different from unit to unit depending on number of shares owned. With a co-op, the amount of the maintenance that is tax deductible is based on the portion that is used to pay real estate taxes and […]

Ace Your Brooklyn Co-Op Board Application: Reference Letters by Victoria Alexander

Being able to afford a co-op apartment in NYC is only a portion of the purchasing process. No matter how well qualified you are financially before and after buying in a NYC co-op, you still need to prove you are worthy! Part of the typical co-op board application process is presenting the necessary documentation to make […]

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 […]

What Are Some Difference Between Rent vs Buy

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 second topic is geared to our Buyers and the major differences that exist between renting vs buying and how one might be a better option for over the other. Check out this article […]

Do You Need Renters Insurance?

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 first topic is geared to our renters, did you know that there is a possibility you are liable to cover any damages that occur to your personal belongings in the case of a […]

Atlantic Antic is Coming Up!

We wrote about a BID initiative to grow more business on Atlantic Avenue yesterday and today we’re focusing on the biggest annual event on this street, the Atlantic Antic. At the beginning of every fall this festival brings huge crowds to Atlantic Avenue stretching from Brooklyn Heights to Boerum Hill. Sunday, September 29th from 12-6pm […]

Incentives for Merchant-led Events on Atlantic Avenue.

We’d like to share this with our local small business community! Atlantic Avenue is a shopping and restaurant destination for many in the neighborhood and beyond. This new BID initiative is such a good idea to growth and sustainable commerce on this strip. Read more below! Announcing a new BID initiative: We’ve got $$$ for […]

Southwest Brooklyn Fall Festival Reminder!

We just wanted to reach out and remind everyone from our little cozy corner, and those that don’t have the Columbia Waterfront District on their radar, that this Saturday, September 14th is the Southwest Brooklyn Fall Festival. This event spans Union and Columbia Streets for a few blocks with the Union/Columbia intersection being right smack […]