Chapter #9 – Thanks to Uber, I Don’t Care if I Live by the Subway Anymore

Chapter #9 – Thanks to Uber, I Don’t Care if I Live by the Subway Anymore

Commutes and fast access to local amenities are high on the list for any homeowner, as we all want to live our best lives, right? So, when you’re looking to buy a property, especially somewhere like Manhattan, the location of local public transportation services are of utmost importance. Once upon a time, looking at Brooklyn […]

Chapter #8 – How Do I Find Out if the Apartment I Buy is in Good Shape?

Chapter #8 – How Do I Find Out if the Apartment I Buy is in Good Shape?

You don’t want to make a Brooklyn real estate investment only to find that the property isn’t up to scratch – that would be any new home buyer’s worst nightmare. Since real estate investment is such big money, you need to know what pitfalls to look for – but you’ll be pleased to know that […]

Chapter #7 – Is Buying Real Estate Always a Good Investment?

Chapter #7 – Is Buying Real Estate Always a Good Investment?

This is a question that my husband and I mulled over for many, many hours. We were more scared by the idea of a real estate investment than we were by the realization we were reaching yet another wedding anniversary (where does the time go??!!). As a buyer, you have every right to be wary: […]

Chapter # 6 – Should I Buy a New Construction or an Old Construction?

Chapter # 6 – Should I Buy a New Construction or an Old Construction?

This is an important question that every home buyer is faced with. Old buildings certainly have charm and character and may offer spectacular original features, but they can also have a heap of things that need updating, fixing or improving. Meanwhile, a new construction building can be made to suit your specifications and you’ll have […]

Chapter #5 – Is it Hard to Get a Mortgage and How to do it?

Chapter #5 – Is it Hard to Get a Mortgage and How to do it?

I think I’ve made it pretty clear how clueless we were embarking on our home-buying. Even though we’d fully committed to the idea of buying some Brooklyn real estate, we’d made our list of requirements and starting checking out Brooklyn apartments for sale, both my husband and I realized we didn’t even know how to […]

Chapter #4 – Why I choose to buy in Brooklyn

Chapter #4 – Why I choose to buy in Brooklyn

To be honest, once I made the choice to get rid of our apartment for rent in Brooklyn and buy instead, it was a no-brainer that I’d choose to stay in this area. I mean, I know it’s not really the epicenter of the universe, but it might as well be – what isn’t available […]