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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bid Today to Support 24 Hour Plays!

As you may know from previous blogs, Realty Collective, has a personal attachment to the 24 Hour Plays. RC’s Tina Fallon has a multitude of other talents and interests aside from being a smart and savvy real estate agent, one of them being that she is a founding producer of this production, which has expanded […]

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 […]

Open House Tips for Buyers.

We have shared our thoughts and ideas in the past for sellers staging their homes for an open house (see our blog post 5 Tips on Staging Your Home) but now we’d like to talk about the other side of this process, attending an open house. For first-time home buyers especially this may be a bit […]

Buying into Brooklyn: Open House Edition by Jane Herro

Buying a home in Brooklyn is no easy feat, but we can help make the process easier. On Sunday, June 24, join us for our latest edition of Buying into Brooklyn, a crash course on home buying that will focus on what you need to do to prepare before hitting up those crowded Sunday open houses. You’ll get solid […]

Buying into Brooklyn Crash Course on Monday.

Realty Collective will be hosting another workshop for first-time home buyers on Monday at Brooklyn Brewery. Join RC’s owner, Victoria Hagman, and agents Jane Herro and Tina Fallon at Brooklyn Brewery on April 23rd as they share tips and answer questions alongside mortgage professionals, Mark Maimon and Gabi Feuer  and real estate attorney, Rashidah Siddiqui.  We know that purchasing in Brooklyn […]

24 Hour Plays is Coming Soon!

We are a big fan of the 24 Hour Plays and not just because RC’s Tina Fallon founded and produces this whirlwind production. It’s been up and running for 18 years now and every year we are awestruck by how writers, producers, directors, actors and everyone working behind the scenes can come together and put […]