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Hey, First Time Homebuyers — Be Sure to Prep Your Finances First

Buying a home is a big deal, and scrolling through the latest listings is often the most exciting part. And now is a great time to jump in with interest rates hanging out at record low. Unfortunately, there’s some work to be put in before that stage makes sense (especially in Brooklyn where the market […]

Moving with Kids Part 2: When You Get to the New House

We recently shared a blog post filled with tips for moving with kids. It covered eight creative ideas to make the process easier as you look for a new home, pack your belongings, and say goodbye. But what about when you get into your new house, your little ones are tired, and they’re in an […]

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 […]

Compère Collective Presents: Grace Aki Art Exhibit – Three Acts Before Thirty

Is It Time to Move In Together? Take Our Quiz to Find Out!

Moving in together is a big deal, but it’s also a pretty exciting life event —and a significant money saver. Today’s statistics show nearly 80% of Americans find cohabitation totally okay, with huge numbers saying it’s a positive step forward — whether that’s toward marriage or as a permanent relationship change with no label necessary. […]

Women-Owned Business Series: Adrienne of Animal Loving Care

This week, we interviewed Adrienne at Animal Loving Care about her experience growing a business and its relation to the incredible community that surrounds her. ALC offers grooming, boarding, daycare, and walks for the furriest of neighbors. After starting out as a facility manager, Adrienne worked her way to the top to fire the passion […]

Brooklyn Couple Brings Personality into Bed-Stuy Apartment

When home-buying, it can be difficult to see the potential in a space. Even if you’ve found your dream apartment, it’s always important to find small – or even big – ways to make the place feel like home. Sometimes this can be done by moving in all your belongings, or putting up picture frames […]

What Could the Coronavirus Possibly Have to Do With Your Mortgage?

OK, we were surprised, too. But what at first sounds ridiculous can actually be pretty quickly connected to this week’s decision by the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates by half of a percent as an effort to head off the potential negative effects of the coronavirus on the economy. And while you might be […]

Brooklyn Bridge | Buying into Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bridge is our new series featuring our clients’ real stories of what buying in Brooklyn is really like. Buying a home anywhere is a challenge. But buying in Brooklyn is a true journey. Finding that just-right combination of affordability, location, style, and livability can sometimes feel overwhelming. That’s why we wanted to bring you […]

See This Artist Family’s Red Hook Home Renovation

Sooner or later, most home buyers learn that even their perfect property isn’t always perfect the day they get the keys. Making a home your own can mean anything from small projects like repainting an accent wall to a complete home renovation. That latter scenario was the case for a family who fell in love […]