Brooklyn Eagle “Quirky Stuff” Article with Victoria Alexander

The Brooklyn Eagle posted an article entitled “Quirky Stuff: The German Soldier in the Red Hook Basement” yesterday and it features RC’s Victoria Alexander talking about a drawing of a German soldier scratched into the cement floor of her listing at 204 Van Dyke street. As some of you may already know, Victoria has a masters […]

Discover Red Hook – An Industrial Real Estate Workshop + Happy Hour on March 26th

Are you interested in moving, starting or expanding your business to Red Hook Brooklyn? The neighborhood’s maritime past has been updated with the building of the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal—U.S. home to the Queen Mary 2. Its Old warehouses now house artists and artisans. Trendy restaurants but abut industrial sites as the past and future converge. […]

For Better Or Worse the L-Train Is In Service by Francesca Girardi

Will it shut down, will it not? The question was hanging over 250,000 of the city’s commuters for what seemed like a lifetime. April was coming quickly, closing in on the residents and business owners alike. Williamsburg experienced declining rental demand and increasing vacancies. People were able to negotiate better deals than they ever could […]

Tips on Saving for a Down Payment.

Buying into Brooklyn is no easy feat. Prices are continually going up and competition can be fierce when you find a good deal. The hardest part for most is securing the funds for a down payment, which in New York is generally more than the average 10% you are expected to have in other parts […]

It’s 2019! Are you ready to buy? by Francesca Girardi

This past year did a number on the New York Real Estate market; pricey new developments, politics, taxes, zoning, the L Train shutdown debacle and much much more. On the bright side, for buyers throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, there was been an influx of listings. Neighborhood to neighborhood inventory is at its highest level since […]

How To Navigate the Buying Process like a Pro by Francesca Girardi

Are you buying today, tomorrow or in ten years? Regardless on your timetable at some point it your life you may want to buy a property, or two or ten. In those transactions, countless things can go astray. To begin you need to identify two very important things. First, what you want, need, and how much you […]

Vacant Lots Transformed by Francesca Girardi

Happy Fall All! If you caught my last newsletter we discussed vacant storefronts and Ridgewood’s efforts to tackle this widespread issue by connecting store owners and individuals to fill vacant storefronts through short term leases. Another approach has been displayed by these magicians seeming to work through the night. Turning the rundown and neglected into […]

Announcing RC’s Newest Agent, Francesca Girardi!

We would like you to meet Realty Collective’s newest addition! With a hospitality background, Francesca is naturally client-focused and, as an agent, will go above and beyond for hers. Originally from Southwest Florida, Francesca has fallen for the allure and magic of New York City. Exploring has led her into neighborhoods, down blocks and stumbling […]