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Co-op and Condo Insurance — Tips to Find the Best Coverage + Prices in Brooklyn

Finding the best insurance for co-ops and condos in Brooklyn can be tricky. This is mainly due to the fact that our buildings already offer some level of coverage to their residents. So, you want to find the best possible price on your personal insurance, but you also need to make sure you’re protected in […]

Summer 2022: To Rent or To Buy?

As of July 2022, renters are having a rough go of it. Rents have been steadily increasing to meet higher demand & to combat increasing expenses for landlords (read: inflation); some even going so far as to offer gifts & crazy increased rents to secure their apartment. The whole rental process can be daunting, more […]

“Just Stop Buying Lattes” — The Worst Homeownership Advice for Young People Today

For the millennial age group, it seems like buying a home gets more and more difficult every single day. We’ve been through a global pandemic, a housing shortage, and record inflation in just the last few years, let alone the significant events that changed finance forever during our childhoods.  So, why are people still saying […]

10 Tips for Buying Your First Rental Property 

Are you considering buying a rental property? While it may seem like easy money, there’s a lot to consider before jumping in — including thorny questions around where you fit in the community, your financial goals, and even your personality! We’ll go over a few of the most important considerations below. #1: Decide If This […]

Brooklyn Bridge | New Home Buyer in Clinton Hill

Even though we all know that the home-buying process is a big undertaking, many people underestimate just how intricate it is – starting from the search. Between finding a physical home that fits your needs, a building that suits your lifestyle, and a neighborhood you feel comfortable in, it’s hard to imagine ever finding your […]

Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Save for Your Dream BK Home

If you’re anything like us, you have a whole set of dreams lined up for the new year. If one of those ambitions is to buy your very own place in Brooklyn, try not to fret — we’ll be here for you. Check out the home buying prep tips below to guide you through the […]

Brooklyn Bridge | New Home Buyer in Windsor Terrace

We might sound like a broken record here, but buying in Brooklyn is an emotional rollercoaster. It’s such a nuanced market that it’s tough to know the ins & outs, plus it’s extraordinarily competitive. This is even truer for self-employed individuals, as it can be difficult to cobble together the financial documentation necessary to get […]

AMA: Brooklyn Real Estate

We’re so excited to bring you our first ever AMA (Ask Me Anything) event all about Brooklyn real estate! This Zoom presentation happens on July 30 at 5 PM and will be hosted by Realty Collective Founder Victoria Alexander and longtime RC Agent Tina Fallon, two ethical agent superstars with a deep and abiding love […]

Supersized Edition of Buying Into Brooklyn |Now Available

This week’s session of our popular Buying Into Brooklyn class had more participants, more questions and—most importantly—more answers than ever.  This is the one to watch. Not only do we share tips on buying during COVID, as you’ll learn, the market is really picking back up. If you’ve been on the fence, things are moving […]

20% Down Alternatives | Using Your 401K or IRA

We talked last week about how challenging it can be to scrape and save enough to make it to that 20% goal for a down payment (especially in Brooklyn) and while there are plenty of alternatives to a traditional mortgage product requiring that hefty down payment, let’s assume for today’s purposes that you’re trying to […]

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