New Construction Pros and Cons

New Construction Pros and Cons You may be considering a new house or condo, but aren’t sure you’re totally willing to wait for one to be finished. If only there were a place you could get an overview of the pros and cons of buying new. Wait, there’s a list below! Pros of New Construction: […]

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report AUG 2019

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report AUG 2019. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Empire in Brooklyn NY. Market SnapshotMonths SupplyBrooklyn Home SalesBrooklyn Home PricesBrooklyn InventoryInterest Rates Market Snapshot Summer is almost over and a lot of people seem to be taking their end of Summer vacations. On the real estate side, […]

How Seniors Can Make Downsizing a Success

Article courtesy of Michael Longsdon at eldorfreedom.net Most seniors find downsizing an overwhelming experience. It isn’t always easy to search for the right home for your needs, as well as deciding what to take with you. A smaller home presents space and storage issues that require selecting the most important items to bring along and […]

What to consider when Buying New Floors

Your new house is pretty awesome, otherwise you would never have considered buying it. But, there are some things about it that are a lot more awesome than others. Take, for example, that kitchen floor. You wouldn’t say it’s ugly, but you’ve seen better design harmony in a restaurant trash bin. It’s gotta go. Your […]

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report JULY 2019

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report July 2019. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Empire in Brooklyn NY. Market SnapshotMonths SupplyBrooklyn Home SalesBrooklyn Home PricesBrooklyn InventoryInterest Rates Market Snapshot Hello Summer, Goodbye Spring! As we write this the weather is 96 degrees outside so as you can imagine, people are barbecuing, going […]

What to look for when Inspecting your Roof

Depending on where you live, the end of winter means different things. Maybe it’s the anticipation of an explosion of colorful wildflowers, or maybe it’s just a break from all the heavy, wet snow on absolutely everything. Either way, those warming days when winter starts to turn to spring are ideal for checking your roof […]

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report June 2019

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report June 2019. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Empire in Brooklyn NY. Market SnapshotMonths SupplyBrooklyn Home SalesBrooklyn Home PricesBrooklyn InventoryInterest Rates Market Snapshot Summer is officially here, but unfortunately mother nature didn’t get the memo 🙂 So far we’ve seen fairly mild temperatures and most people […]

4 Things you Should NOT do to your House

You’re a homeowner now, you can kiss bland uniformity goodbye the moment you turn your apartment keys over to your now former landlord. The world is your canvas — at least, that part of the world that you now are obligated to pay a monthly mortgage payment on — and you’re the artist that’ll mold […]

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report MAY 2019

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report May 2019. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Empire. Market SnapshotMonths SupplyInterest RatesBrooklyn Home SalesBrooklyn Home PricesBrooklyn Housing Inventory Market Snapshot According to the Brooklyn Board of Realtors, the number of home sales rose to 193 in April. That’s UP 8.4% from March, but DOWN 7.2% […]

Waterproofing your Basement in Brooklyn NY

You bought your house because of the beautiful yard, the unbelievable hearth in the den, the two generous bathrooms and, of course, the enormous basement. You had big plans for that basement — it was going to be a home theater with a pool room, all very posh, but the first melt of winter had […]

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report APRIL 2019

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report April 2019. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Empire. Market SnapshotMonths SupplyInterest RatesBrooklyn Home SalesBrooklyn Home PricesBrooklyn Housing Inventory Market Snapshot According to the Brooklyn Board of Realtors, the number of home sales rose to 178 in the month of March. That’s UP 8.5% from February, […]

10 Steps to Selling your Home For Sale by Owner in Brooklyn NY

10 Steps to Selling your Home For Sale by Owner in Brooklyn NY. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II. Have a questions, Contact Us anytime. 347-846-1182 1. Define your goals, wants, needs and expectations. A good place to begin is by exploring your short and long term goals in […]

Get that Patio ready for Spring!

It’s finally spring! Time to break out the grill and the patio set and spend your evenings cooking out under the stars. Except, you don’t have a patio, you have a backyard that’s currently a soppy, muddy mess from spring rainstorms. You’d love to get outside, but it’s just so mucky and sticky out there. […]

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report MARCH 2019

Welcome to our Brooklyn Real Estate Market report for the month of March 2019. Provided by the Brooklyn Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Empire. Brooklyn Real Estate Market InsightsInterest RatesBrooklyn Home SalesBrooklyn Home PricesBrooklyn Inventory – Month’s Supply Brooklyn Real Estate Market Insights According to the Brooklyn Board of Realtors, the number of home […]

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report FEB 2019

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report Feb 2019. Provided by the Brooklyn Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Empire, a group of friendly, service driven real estate agents in Brooklyn NY. Brooklyn Market InsightsInterest RatesBrooklyn Home SalesBrooklyn Home Prices Brooklyn Inventory – Month’s Supply Brooklyn Market Insights Here are just a few of the Brooklyn real […]

7 Tips for Saving More on Your Next Remodel

In 1986, Tom Hanks starred in a movie called “The Money Pit.” It was all about a couple’s adventures in remodeling what has to be the worst house ever. Even though it was a comedy, if you’ve ever been part of a big remodel, some of the situations the co-stars find themselves in (re: the […]

5 Easy Ways to Keep Water Out of Your Basement

All homes have quirks that require special care and consideration, but when it comes to homes with basements, it’s a whole different ball game. Instead of fighting with the light switch on the north wall, you’re trying to keep the carpet dry and catch any water long before it becomes a problem. Waterproofing the basement […]

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report: January 2019

Brooklyn Real Estate Market report January 2019, provided by the Brooklyn Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Empire. Market InsightsInterest RatesBrooklyn Home SalesBrooklyn Home PricesBrooklyn Inventory – Month’s Supply Market Insights Here are just a few of the Brooklyn real estate numbers we’re tracking for you right now. According to the Brooklyn Board of Realtors, […]

6 Reasons why a Realtor Valuation beats an Appraisal or Online Home Value Estimate

1. Public Records and Data Research A local Brooklyn Realtor is able to compile property records with additional data to see a clear legal picture of your physical property and legally recorded documents that could affect the value. Licensed Brooklyn Real Estate Agents are able to increase their resources as well by working with other professionals […]

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report December 2018

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report December 2018, provided by the Brooklyn Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Empire. Need help? Contact Us anytime.  Market SnapshotMonth’s SupplyAbsorption RateInterest RatesBrooklyn Home SalesBrooklyn Home PricesAverage Home Price in BrooklynBrooklyn Housing Inventory Market Snapshot Home sales have remained pretty consistent for most of the year. Overall, they have been below […]

Your Guide to Buying an Older Home in Brooklyn NY

For a lot of home buyers, buying their dream home means choosing an older structure that has passed the test of time. These grand places have an undeniable charm about them, with classic styling that can be adapted to nearly any taste. Older homes can be incredible places to live and love, but no home […]

Step by Step guide to Mortgage Pre-Approval in Brooklyn NY

Step by step guide to a mortgage pre-approval in Brooklyn NY. Have questions? Need help obtaining a pre-approval? Feel free to Contact Us anytime.  If you find yourself sitting in a strange hallway, waiting for a stranger in a suit to size you up and decide if you’re worthy as your palms sweat and your […]

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report NOVEMBER 2018

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report November 2018, provided by the Brooklyn Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Empire. Need help? Feel free to Contact Us anytime. Market SnapshotMonth’s SupplyAbsorption RateInterest RatesBrooklyn Home SalesBrooklyn Home PricesBrooklyn Housing Inventory Market Snapshot It’s November and the holiday season is upon us. Three quarters are in the books and we are […]

Understanding the Loan Estimate Form

Shopping for a house can be stressful, but choosing a loan has the potential to be just as bad. There’s a lot to know, a small window in which to figure it all out and a 30 year commitment to a loan product that might just not be right for you for to worry about. […]

5 Secrets to Success with your First Rental Property

You’ve been a homeowner for a while now and overall, everything’s gone pretty well. Your home is a comforting, safe place that has given more than it has taken — you’re pretty happy with how that purchase has gone, really. That’s why when your friend was talking about the frightening amount of rent he’s paying […]

Home Maintenance Reminder: Pest and Insect Inspection

Look for Creepy Crawlers Termites and other insects aren’t just annoying to have in your home. They can cause real damage to the structure. A regular inspection of your property by a pro can head off at the pass any problems before they become too serious. A routine inspection of the interior of your home, […]

Home Maintenance Reminder: Fire Extinguisher Inspectio

Where there’s smoke… If you’re like most people you don’t give your fire extinguisher a second thought… until you need it. Give yourself real peace of mind by performing a quick visual inspection, checking the pressure, and making sure that your fire extinguisher is in an accessible place should you need it in a hurry. […]