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 […]

Trading up: How to get the Best Deals in a Buyer’s Market by the Fallon Team

Around the country, housing is scarce and prices are skyrocketing. Unemployment is low, salaries are up, and people keep moving to New York City. So why is the NYC market so slow? Rising interest rates, oversupply in the high-end market and concern about the potential effects of the tax reform bill have left many buyers […]

There is Still Time! Calling Artists to Show at Our Space During Red Hook Open Studios.

We posted last month that we’d be opening up our Van Brunt office for local artists who wanted to show their work during Red Hook open studios. We’ve gotten some response and Jane will be curating one artist but there is plenty of room for another. If you’d like to submit please see the info […]

Cora Dance Celebrates their Grand Opening.

Last weekend Cora Dance, an organization which teaches pay-as-you-wish classes for youth in Red Hook, celebrated their grand opening at 358 Van Brunt Street. We are so inspired by them and thrilled to have watched and helped them grow and change throughout the years.  Supporting their annual benefit, the Red Hook Prom, offering up our […]

Our Buying into Brooklyn Event Last Week with Pics!

Last Thursday evening we sat down with some folks who had a lot of questions about home-buying in the Brooklyn real estate market and we were happy to hang out with them at the lovely bar, The Hop Shop in the Columbia Waterfront District and make sure they got all their answers. We’re grateful to […]

Calling All Red Hook Artists! by Jane Herro

It’s that time of year again! The call for artists and makers has begun for 2018’s Red Hook Open Studios. Register here until October 20th to get your studio on the map and share your talent with your neighbors and visitors. Are you a Red Hook based artist who would like to share your work but you don’t have the […]

Open Studios Red Hook: RC’s Open Submissions for Artists

Red Hook Open Studios is not until early November but registration for artists is happening now. Early bird specials are in effect until October 15th and artists with studios throughout Red Hook are preparing for this event. You may have heard in the past (or perhaps you haven’t) that we host Brooklyn-based artists out of […]

RC’s Buying into Brooklyn Workshop Sept 20th.

We are excited to announce another Buying into Brooklyn workshop is set for Thursday September 20th. This time we’ll be meeting up at Columbia Waterfront bar The Hop Shop from 6:30-8:30pm. As usual, it’s $10 in advance and $12 at the door. You can purchase tickets and learn more here. Read more about what to expect […]

Calculate Approximate Monthly Mortgage Payments by Jane Herro

Need a ballpark estimate of monthly principal and interest mortgage payments on the fly? Our friends and Freedom Mortgage have a shortcut! The calculation below can be used to estimate ballpark figures with a relatively small margin of error. Here’s how to do it: Approximate Mortgage Payment Calculation $5 for every $1,000 borrowed (assumed rate of roughly […]

Buying into Brooklyn Workshop Photos and Video!

Sunday’s Buying into Brooklyn: Open House Edition crash course for first-time home buyers was a success! Realty Collective’s talented agent duo the Fallon Team, Jane Herro and Tina Fallon were hosting alongside real estate attorney Rashidah Siddiqui of Serpico, Serpico & Siddiqui P.C. and Freedom Mortgage banker Gabi Feuer. Realty Collective’s Victoria Hagman was also in attendance and was very happy with the […]