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Highlights From Our Recent Brooklyn Real Estate AMA

Realty Collective President Victoria Alexander and longtime Agent Tina Fallon recently sat down for a live Q+A to answer questions about anything—and everything—Brooklyn real estate. Check out some highlights on our YouTube channel. Want to AMA IRL? Give us a call with any real estate questions. Seriously, anything! It’s one of our favorite parts of […]

COVID-19 and the Brooklyn Real Estate Market: What We’re Seeing

Brooklyn real estate is very resistant to crystal-ball pronouncements, much to our disappointment. It seems like right now everyone is asking the same questions about clarity, preparedness, and the future. And the truth is that we just don’t know what to expect in the coming months.  COVID-19 has been an unprecedented experience for our borough […]

What is a sponsor unit? 

What is a sponsor unit?  A special category of apartments in New York City are called “sponsor units.” Basically, a sponsor unit in a condo building is a residence that has been owned by the developer and it’s going up for sale for the first time. Or in the case of a co-op, it is […]

NYC Co-ops, Your Buying Power and Your Values Aligned

We have all heard of food co-ops and thing they are good but do we know why? and what actually is  a food co-op? Wikipedia says: “A food cooperative or food co-op is a food distribution outlet organized as a cooperative, rather than a private or public company. Food cooperatives are usually consumer cooperatives, where the decisions regarding the production and distribution […]

The Most Common Loan Programs Explained by a Mortgage Expert

If you are thinking of purchasing a home and need to secure a loan you may want to brush up on the different types and which one is best for you at this time. Our good friend and mortgage expert, Mark Maimon of Freedom Mortgage, has made it easy to figure out and analyze each with 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Women-Owned Brooklyn Business #2: Superfine Design

One of the best parts of working in real estate over the years is seeing how people design their space. It’s incredible how I’ve watched spaces transform from one resident to the next.  One space I saw transformed last year was an alcove studio in Clinton Hill.  Josie Floyd, the owner of Superfine designed her space by only […]