Sharing a Co-op Interview Story of an RC Client.

Co-op interviews are one of the last of many steps towards securing your purchase in a co-op building. Living cooperatively can be a wonderful experience. Not only do you share in the building’s responsibilities with your neighbors, such as the opportunity to run and possibly sit on the board, you also share the property tax […]

A Mortgage Expert Explains Locking in an Interest Rate.

We’d like to share more expert advice from Mark Maimon of Freedom Mortgage. Our regular co-host during our Buying into Brooklyn, he always steers buyers in the right direction and this time he’s written a very informative blog about knowing when to lock in your interest rates. It can certainly be a bit confusing for many and Mark answers […]

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 […]

New Year Wishes from Realty Collective!

All of us at Realty Collective would like to wish you a Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed your time preparing, celebrating and getting ready for 2019 and had a lovely holiday season. We certainly did! Looking back on the past year has made us incredibly grateful for all we have. Being an active […]

A Mortgage Expert Explains the Appraisal Process.

We work with Mark Maimon of Freedom Mortgage often. He has given expert advice co-hosting our Buying into Brooklyn workshops with us and we want to share something he sent us recently. We get a lot of questions about the appraisal process and Mark has put together a lovely FAQ sheet that will answer all of them. After reading the […]

How to Become an All-Cash Buyer. Tips from a Mortgage Professional.

We’ve worked with Mark Maimon of Freedom Mortgage several times, often partnering up to host our Buying into Brooklyn workshops, and below is an example of the expert advice he gives. You can read more of his blogs here! Convert Your Buyers into All-Cash Buyers by Mark Maimon It’s no secret that cash buyers have […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval by Jane Herro

When it comes to the home-buying process, a key part of the equation is being ready. A common misstep that people make at the beginning of their search is not being ready with a pre-approval letter, but instead a pre-qualification. A pre-qualification is based on non-verified information provided to the mortgage broker by the applicant […]

Open House Tonight for 2 bedroom Co-op in Downtown Brooklyn.

RC’s Team Fallon, Jane Herro and Tina Fallon, will be holding an open house tonight from 6pm-7pm for this gorgeous 2 bedroom co-op at 96 Schermerhorn. Description is below as well as the photo gallery.  For more info click here. Lofty stunner with 11′ ceilings and a huge master bedroom is ready for you. Located […]