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Building the Best At-Home Tool Kit: Top Tips and Essential Tools to Include

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, it may be time to invest in a quality tool kit to keep around for various tasks. And even if you’re renting, it might not be a bad idea to have supplies laying around for changing batteries, hanging wall decor, etc. Below, we’ll dive into the details to help you […]

Everything You Need to Know About Soundproofing Your Apartment

Brooklyn apartments can be noisy places. Maybe it’s coming from your neighbors and you need to keep noise levels outside of your home. Or maybe you’re the loud one (think instruments, playing kids, barking dogs, etc.), and you want to ensure the sounds don’t bother your neighbors. Thankfully, the following soundproofing tips can help, no […]

No Guarantor? No Problem

Renting in Brooklyn can be a struggle, and it’s even more difficult if you don’t have a co-signer or guarantor. Typically, a landlord wants an in-state guarantor who makes 80x the rent, which might be a steep ask for some. Thankfully, if you don’t have relatives or close friends to help out, there are still […]

Is Furnishing My Rental Property Worth the Price?

As a landlord, it can be difficult to decide what’s best for your rental space. Some units attract tons of tenants when they’re fully furnished, and others do better when they’re empty. It’s important to choose the maintenance model that works best for you in these circumstances, too. Below, you can find some questions to […]

Rent Overdue? Here’s How to Give Notice

In a perfect world, every tenant would pay their rent on time, every single month. But in reality, even the best tenants get caught up and forget what day it is, resulting in a late rent payment. But what do you do if this happens in one of your units? Should I Give Good Tenants […]

New to the {RC} Team – Hi, I’m Naomi!

Hey there! I’m Naomi and I am thrilled to be a new member of the {RC} team, a journey that has literally been years in the making. I specialize in guiding renters through the Brooklyn rental market to find their slice of heaven in NYC and bringing some calm, kindness and understanding to what can be a […]

Everything You Need to Know About NYC’s Affordable Housing Lottery

One of the best ways to find a rent-stabilized apartment in New York City is through NYC Housing Connect — also known as the affordable housing lottery. These units are for low-income tenants, and rent is well below market rate. Monthly payments are also protected from the huge annual increases that are so common in […]

Summer 2022: To Rent or To Buy?

As of July 2022, renters are having a rough go of it. Rents have been steadily increasing to meet higher demand & to combat increasing expenses for landlords (read: inflation); some even going so far as to offer gifts & crazy increased rents to secure their apartment. The whole rental process can be daunting, more […]

Why Is It So Hard to Find An Affordable Brooklyn Rental?

If you’re frustrated and overwhelmed with the state of rent in Brooklyn, you’re not alone. In fact, there are numerous factors that have been working together to cause New York’s entire rental market to go off the wall. Below, we’ll look into six of the most likely causes, as well as a few tips to […]

Can I Rent My Brooklyn Home on Airbnb?

Airbnb has become all the rage with affordable stays, unique locations, and small business support. But did you know that there are several rules to follow when you list your own place for short-term stays? We’ll dive into the details below, so you can offer your home to travelers and tourists without breaking the law. […]

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