Buying or Renting for the School Zone.

Buying or renting a home based on school zone is nothing new. Parents want the best for their kids and a good school is at the top of most families’ wish list when it comes to where they live. What has changed is how easy it’s become to find out about schools in different areas […]

Kitchen Upgrades on a Budget.

It’s the last day of July and the last day of National Culinary Arts Month! We’d like to take this opportunity to share a couple of articles with you about making your cooking space worthy of creating delectable dishes. A renovated kitchen is usually at the top of a buyer’s and renter’s wish list but […]

Tips on Finding a Roommate or Apartment Share.

Long gone are the days when you had to rely on Craigslist alone to search for an apartment to share. Now there are so many options if you would like to post an available room in your space or are looking for a room for rent. From peer-to-peer apps like InsideDigs to sites that match you […]

New Rent Laws in NYC and How They Affect You.

It’s been big news in the real estate world for the last month. The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 is officially in effect and rent laws have changed pretty dramatically. Tenant protections are at the forefront of many of these changes. For a more broad view of these new laws you should read […]

Moving Tips for a Less-Stress Experience.

Renters in Brooklyn usually move quite a bit. We know people that have lived in a dozen or so apartments during their time in New York. Rising rents, promotions that allow you to upgrade your space, growing families, and roommate issues all contribute to the need to trade up. And we can all agree that […]

Money Saving Tips on Lucky Penny Day!

Today is Lucky Penny Day, which is a perfect opportunity to talk about saving for a down payment and other important financial steps to take if you’d like to purchase a home. For advice on interests rates and other expertise in the area of mortgages, our friend Mark Maimon of Freedom Mortgage has posted several […]

Navigating Breakups: A Discussion about Feelings & Finances Recap

Last month RC’s Victoria Alexander spoke at a panel discussion presented by Onward, a post-breakup concierge service launching in New York City soon, about how to navigate a breakup. Specifically she spoke with a real estate angle in mind. Couples often choose to move in together in New York because rent is so high and it […]

Open House Season Tips for Buyers and Sellers

You may have noticed a lot more homes on the market and “open house” signs posted in front of buildings as we are officially in the spring home buying and selling season. Not only is the weather getting warmer, which brings in more traffic to an open house, but serious buyers with children often want […]

Ace Your Co-Op Board Interview by Jane Herro

If you’ve made it to the co-op board interview, you can be confident that your application is in good shape. At this stage, the board has already looked at your finances and thinks you would be a good match for tenancy – on paper. Now, all you have to do is prove you’d be a […]

First-Time Home Seller Tips by Francesca Girardi

Congratulations on owning your first home! You were so excited and proud of this major accomplishment. However, the time has come and you are even more excited to sell and continue your journey forward. Find the top tips below to be prepared as a first-time seller before you put your home on the market Do […]