How Buyers and Sellers in NYC can BOTH save on Closing Costs

By Daniel Akerman, Realtor and Listing Specialist with Keller Williams Realty Landmark II. The Best Kept Secret in NYC Real Estate Did you know there’s a way that both the buyer AND seller of a property in NYC can save on closing costs without costing each other a dime? If you didn’t, don’t worry. Most […]

Get your House ready Now, Sell Later

Quite a few of our clients are considering selling their Brooklyn houses, and if you’re in that same boat, now is a great time to do a little prep work. Here are a few home-improvement tips we recommend to get your house ready now, and sell later: 1. Embrace Spring Cleaning Now is that special […]

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report: Q2 2022

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report 2022. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Empire in Brooklyn NY. Need Help? Contact Us anytime. Last updated on 7/26/2022. Market Snapshot Happy Summer from BHT! Hopefully you’ve been enjoying the warm weather and sun filled activities. Here at BHT we’ve been enjoying the Summer and […]

6 Common Transaction Issues from Contract-to-Close

There are six major issues in getting from contract to close in Brooklyn NY. These are the “moments of truth that put transactions at the greatest risk. Knowing these is critical, but also knowing the certain ways in which they can go wrong is equally critical. Above all others, your agent and your real estate […]

Documents needed when Selling a Coop in Brooklyn NY

If you’re thinking of selling a coop in Brooklyn, you may be wondering what documents are needed and what you will have to have ready for your agent in preparation for the sale. You won’t need too many documents, but there are some things that you’ll want to start gathering in order to avoid any […]

A Guide to FHA Home Repairs in Brooklyn NY

FHA is a popular loan option for many Brooklyn home buyers, however, it is important that the home meets their guidelines. HUD is looking to cover three main points in their inspections: 1. Safety Protect the health and safety of the occupants. 2. Livability Adequate floor plan, bath, kitchen facilities, etc. 3. Soundness Correct physical […]

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report: Q1 2022

Brooklyn Real Estate Market Report Q1 2022. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Empire in Brooklyn NY. Need Help? Contact Us anytime. Last updated on 4/25/2022. Market Snapshot Happy Spring from BHT! Hopefully you’ve been enjoying the weather as it begins to warm up ? Here at BHT headquarters we’ve been […]

Rent Stabilization De-Regulation in a 421a Building

Answer provided by Neil B. GarfinkelREBNY Broker CounselPartner-in-charge of real estate and banking practices at Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP Question: It is my understanding that the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act (“HSTPA”) generally prohibits deregulation of rent stabilized apartments (meaning that a rent stabilized apartment will never become a free-market rate apartment). Does that […]

What is a Title Company and what do they Do in Brooklyn NYC? 

We meet with home buyers and sellers every day, and one of the things that many people don’t understand clearly are title companies, title insurance, and how they affect them during the sale/purchase of a property. So, here is a quick primer on Title Companies, what they are, and what they do. If you have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]