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 […]

Opportunity Zones: An Information Session for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

SBIDC and Realty Collective have joined forces to present this information session at Hoek Pizza (117 Ferris) in Red Hook Brooklyn on April 18th. In 2017, Congress created the tax incentive program, Opportunity Zones, to spur development in “economically-distressed” areas. The tax benefits are now becoming available and it has a lot of people wondering […]

Home Buying and Selling Guide for the Spring Real Estate Rush.

Spring home selling and buying season is approaching! Below is a guide for both sellers and buyers to prepare for the process! For Sellers: You’ve decided to sell you home! I know that sometimes this isn’t an easy decision and can feel overwhelming at first. Don’t worry, though, because I can talk you through it! Finding a […]

Inheriting Property and Estate Planning Part I by Gino DiMeo

With home prices skyrocketing in the Carroll Gardens area over the last couple of decades, estate planning has become a topic of major importance amongst families in the area. Homes that were bought by middle class folks at a relatively reasonable price many years ago are now worth 3 and 4 million dollars. In 2014 […]

Tax Season Tips for Landlords by Gino Dimeo

  Something on many people’s “to do” lists  right now is getting our taxes in order. 2018 is the first year the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed at the end of 2017, will take effect. Confused? I’ve got you covered! Here is a basic year end tax tips guide to help you get the […]