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The Process of Purchasing New Construction: Steps One and Two

Buying new construction in Brooklyn is complex but completely doable. We help people succeed in this task every day. One of the best resources you can have is an agent who can help you learn the ins and outs (and special considerations) of new construction — especially when it comes to financing. In the meantime, […]

11 Tips to Ace Your Upcoming Board Interview

  Congratulations! You’ve been invited to a board interview for your dream home. A standard part of the board application process, this is a way for them to to learn more about you —and your family if applicable— to make sure you’d be a good fit in their building. Even though the interview is a […]

Buying New Construction: Punch List Creation

There are many benefits to purchasing a unit in new construction. You are moving into a never before lived-in apartment with all the latest and most fabulous finishes and appliances. However, you still need to scrutinize the condo. You are bound to find issues that you will want to take care of before moving in, […]

New Development Closing Costs in NYC

If you are buying in a new development or a conversion, watch out – the new development closing costs NYC buyers pay can be significantly higher than buying other existing apartments in the city. Most buyers don’t know that there are additional points to be negotiated. It’s like Vegas, if you fail to ask for […]

Building the Best At-Home Tool Kit: Top Tips and Essential Tools to Include

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, it may be time to invest in a quality tool kit to keep around for various tasks. And even if you’re renting, it might not be a bad idea to have supplies laying around for changing batteries, hanging wall decor, etc. Below, we’ll dive into the details to help you […]

Way to Go, Millennials. You’ve Doubled Your Average Net Worth During the Pandemic

Yes, you read that correctly. Millennials have been working hard since the world changed in 2020. The average net worth of millennials more than doubled, jumping to an impressive average of $127,793 in recent years. But that doesn’t mean money has been coming easy. Read on to learn more about this wealth, what to do […]

Post-Closing Possession: Everything You Need to Know

So, the seller wants to stay in their home after closing. It happens. Sellers want to take advantage of the market, the season, etc., and list their house before they’re actually able to move out. And with that comes a post-closing possession agreement.  Below, we’ll dive into exactly what this means, as well as the […]

Affording a Home with Rising Mortgage Rates — 3 Great Tips

If you’ve been looking for a home in the past few months, you’ve almost certainly felt the impact of rising interest rates. Rates have more than doubled, making your estimated monthly payment significantly more. And it seems like these pesky percentages aren’t done increasing, either. So, how can you afford a mortgage with rapidly rising […]

The Complete Guide to Buying Investment Property in NYC Guide

Buying your first investment property in NYC?  We’ll go over the pros and cons of investing in real estate vs the stock market, the tax benefits of real estate investing, how to calculate returns from rental properties, and challenge some commonly accepted advice such as buying investment property in an LLC.  Should I Invest in […]

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 […]

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