Brooklyn, NY Real Estate News

By Team Mucci, Servicing Staten Island | Brooklyn | NYC
(RE/MAX Edge)
Grand Opening Celebration  You are Cordially Invited to Join us for a Night of Cocktails, Appetizers and Music to Celebrate the Grand Opening of Brooklyn's 1st  When:  Thursday October 18, 2012 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Where:  Keller Williams Realty Empire 9120 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  R.S.V.P . by October 15th (718)954-8400 or at: kwbkevents@gmail.com  
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Explore Brooklyn New York: Spumoni Gardens Welcome to Spumoni Gardens in Brooklyn New York.  This pizzeria and Italian ice restaurant has been her for 70 years and as you can see is still going very strong.  If you want real Brooklyn pizza and a real Brooklyn Homemade Italian ice, Spumoni Gardens is the place to go! This Brooklyn eatery is so famous, tour buses stop here so their guests can get a bite to eat ;) I assure you, "disappointment" will not be a word that ever comes to mind and after you have a slice of their famous square pizza, you need to have a cup of their Spumoni Home made Italian ice. Their Spumoni Home Made Italian Ice taste GREAT! View Larger Map    Feng Shui LI *Carole Provenzale was a Certified Feng Shui Consultant who graduated from the Country's very first School ...
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By Team Mucci, Servicing Staten Island | Brooklyn | NYC
(RE/MAX Edge)
        This morning, I got the great pleasure in participating in the Tunnel to Towers Run. WOW was it amazing ... if you haven't done it, you should. Red, white and blue flooded the streets and tunnel of Brooklyn and New York City. It was a purely amazing experience to see. People young and old were part of the crowd of 30,000+ people but what was most amazing to see was all of the firefighters and first responders from all around the country and world running in their full gear! These amazing people were FOLLOWING THE FOOTSTEPS ... This was truly an emotional experience ... As we went halfway through the tunnel we were all being asked to move to one side. Little did I know there was a Triple amputee Wounded Warrior getting out of his wheelchair to walk the rest of the tunnel with us ...
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By Kate Akerly, Manhattan Beach Residential Sales
(Kaminsky Group)
Amazing Renovated Three Family with Backyard One Block From C Train! Overview Maps Photos Features Description $589,000 Multi Family Main Features 6 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms3 UnitsInterior: 2,565 sqftLot: 1,653 sqft Location 1244 Herkimer St 1244 Herkimer StreetBrooklyn, NY 11233USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Mike Akerly, Esq. and Kate Akerly Akerly Real Estate Team(212) 400-4838keytothecity@akerlyre.comhttp://www.VillageConfidential.com     Listed by: Aguayo Realty Group Our recent listings Amazing Renovated Three Family with Backyard One Block From C Train!Passive House Condo in Prospect Heights BrooklynPassive House Condo in Prospect Heights BrooklynNew Boutique Prospect Heights CondoNew Boutique Prospect Heights Con...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Explore Brooklyn NY with Feng Shui Manhattan: Go Brooklyn Art Contest         Exhibition December 1, 2012–February 24, 2013   Brooklyn New York is home to more artists than anywhere else in the United States. Thus, making it the creative capital of the art world. GO: a community-curated open studio project is a borough-wide initiative designed to foster personal exchange between Brooklyn-based artists, their communities, and the Brooklyn Museum.   During GO, Brooklyn artists will open their studios to the community, sparking a dialogue between artists and their neighborhoods. Newly informed by the artist about the artistic process, studio visitors will be empowered to nominate artists for inclusion in a group exhibition to be held at the Museum. Based on community nominations, Museum cu...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Beautiful Brooklyn New York views by Feng Shui Manhattan This past Sunday I joined good friends in Brooklyn New York for a day of art, but before hand, we caught some awesome views of the Brooklyn skyline. Looking straight ahead is a view of NYC. Do you see what I see in this photo?? In this photo you can see the dome of the Brooklyn Museum.  It's far in the distance, in the middle of the photo. The urban rooftop cat    Feng Shui LI *Carole Provenzale was a Certified Feng Shui Consultant who graduated from the Country's very first School for Feng Shui Studies that was licensed and accredited in 1997. Her Daughter, the second generation of Certified feng Shui consultants provides on site Feng Shui Consultations Long Island NY, Queens New York and New York City -Hamptons NY. New York City...
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By Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -
(Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229)
  Lincoln Road- Lefferts Gardens Brooklyn 2012 Greenest Block- Wednesday Lefferts Gardens Photo Lincoln Rd bet Bedford and Rogers Ave is this years Greenest Block winner.  If you are thinking of buying a home in  Historic Lefferts Gardens Brooklyn I urge you to spend an afternoon strolling these lovley well maintained blocks lined with limestone and brownstone homes that offers lots of old world charm.  To learn more about Lefferts Gardens rich history read Lefferts Gardens.   When you are ready to buy or sell a home in Lefferts Gardens Brooklyn call me at 917-861-9166
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Lucky Cat Pow-wow by Feng Shui Consultant Laura Cerrano The other day I heard great news from a recent Brooklyn NY client about a huge career change.  In a playful way my client asked if I could have a lucky cat pow-wow.  I took his written intention placed inside a red envelope, placed a candle (to help ignite his vision) and some sage to help carry out his intentions to the universe and placed on top of the red envelope.  All four lucky cats represent all 4 directions and each one beckoning in his intention for success Wishing him the best of luck!        Feng Shui LI *Carole Provenzale was a Certified Feng Shui Consultant who graduated from the Country's very first School for Feng Shui Studies that was licensed and accredited in 1997. Her Daugher, the second generation of Certified f...
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By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
(Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate)
By Luke Constantino Every time I go into Brooklyn Heights or Manhattan I’m surrounded by either a Starbucks or some little café selling some foo foo  vente’ chai latte half calf with hazel nut moco garbage. I think I need “The Idiots Guide on how to buy Coffee “here. My friends seem to enjoy buying this stuff, and I always ask “What did you get?” They always give me some description of their coffee that is in 3 different languages and is topped with something that should be on ice cream. I always answer “You didn’t get sprinkles with that?” laugh, and walk away. I’m sorry, I’m a real New Yorker, born and raised. My coffee comes in a paper cup that says “We Are Happy To Serve You”. "Coffee black", or “Regular” which is universally known to be with a little sugar and cream. Since I was a ...
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By Charles D'Alessandro
(Fillmore Real Estate)
     1.      Plug up any holes. Use foam and caulking to seal any cracks where drafts or summer heat are getting into your Brooklyn home.   2.      Close blinds.  Close your drapes and blinds during the day to keep the sun and heat from getting in. This will cool the house down naturally and take the strain off the central air conditioning unit.   3.      Clean filters. Clean or replace your a/c filters once a month to allow proper airflow through the system.   4.      Install a Programmable Thermostat. Install a programmable thermostat to keep utility costs down by raising the temperature a few degrees during the day while no one is home, and lowering it just before family returns.   5.      Unplug electronic devices. Either unplug electronic devices when not in use or turn them off by...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Feng Shui Brooklyn Full Home 2-3 hour Consultations with Laura Cerrano Full Feng Shui Consultation Description and Fees Times for home and business consultations are typically 2-3 hours First: An on site interview is provided to help gain an understanding about the specific areas of your life you seek to enhance. This requires sharing information about key events of your past, which paved the way to your current life situations and understanding your future plans.  This allows insight into your main intentions for why you are having a Feng Shui consultation. Usually clients have 2-3 key areas in their life they wish to focus on during the consultation. Please keep in mind, what tends to happen during the Feng Shui process is development of awareness that other life sections need to simu...
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By Charles D'Alessandro
(Fillmore Real Estate)
    If you are looking for a Brooklyn home to rent, there is a Craigslist scam that you need to be aware of. This fraud is happening all across the country. No town or city is off limits.   How the Scam Works  Scammersare finding houses listed for sale and posting them on Craigslist as homes for rent. They take the pictures posted online of the home for sale, all the home listing information and post it as a rental.   When you send them an email asking to see the home, they tell you they are out of town working and that you can drive by the home to see it. They will also tell you that there may be a For Sale sign in the yard and to just ignore that.  If you tell them you want to rent the Brooklyn home, they ask you to fill out an application via email and include all your personal infor...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Have Patience when working with Feng Shui by Laura Cerrano The principles of Feng Shui and spirituality are so interesting and when blended together can be amazing.  For those who have a background of wholistic practices, they already have began the development of a fundamental understanding with how to read energy depending on their discipline.  When they encounter the teachings of Feng shui they are able to grasp the principles and put them into practice with a bit more ease compared to those who are completely unfamiliar. When implementing Feng Shui into your lifestyle, please remember the process in its own right is unique.  The principles say to put your intentions out there and make the changes (80% mental ad 20% psychical, meaning taking action).  If you approach this process wit...
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By Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
Don't know how to deal with the heat? How about a trip to Brooklyn? The first ever large scale exploration of the early career of one of America’s best known twentieth century artists, Keith Haring, is now at the Brooklyn Museum.The exhibit follows the development of Keith Haring’s extraordinary visual vocabulary through 180 works on paper, numerous experimental videos and more than 150 archival objects including sketchbooks, journals, exhibition flyers, posters, subway chalk drawings and documentary photos.  The exhibition chronicles the period in Haring’s career from his arrival in New York through the years when he started his studio practice and began making public political art on the city’s streets while becoming a fixture of the era’s now legendary downtown scene.We went yesterda...
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By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
(Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate)
Where do I start? Do I need a lawyer? Who do I tell my house is for sale?     There are a million questions that go through someone’s mind when they are getting ready to sell their house/property and there are very few property owners who can answer all of them. This is why the majority of home owners seek out an experienced Realtor.   HOW MUCH IS MY PROPERTY WORTH?   Everyone has an opinion or an aunt who is “in real estate” who says your house is worth X amount “and you shouldn’t take a penny less!!!”  But in reality, every property is different.  There are different factors that make the same house/property right next to each other worth more or less. An experienced Realtor can determine what your property is worth primarily with a CMA (Comparable Market Analysis)   CMA: Most of your...
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By Charles D'Alessandro
(Fillmore Real Estate)
Like any commodity, you’re going to make money if you buy Brooklyn real estate when prices are low and sell when prices are high. So why haven’t you, and millions of others like you, bought a home during the major downturn in the real estate market?When pushed for an answer, many potential buyers respond that they’re afraid, unsure or allowing their emotions to guide them. They’re worried that Brooklyn real estate prices will see another huge drop. Or they’re unsure if prices have reached rock bottom so they can get the very lowest price possible.Stop allowing your emotions to guide you. Face the facts. The real estate market is steadily improving. Those low prices are gradually moving higher and higher. It’s time to get off the fence and buy while real estate prices are still low. Then...
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By Charles D'Alessandro
(Fillmore Real Estate)
    Choosing the right Brooklyn real estate agent is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when selling your home. After all, he or she will be your representative to potential buyers, and the one deciding how best to market your home. Below are eight questions to ask before signing on the dotted line:  1.      How long have you been in the business? While it’s nice to find someone who has many years of professional experience, don’t automatically reject a new agent who might have more time and energy. 2.      What’s the average length of time it takes you to sell a home? A well-qualified Brooklyn real estate agent should be able to answer that question and back it up with statistics. 3.      What is your average ratio of list price to sales price? If he or she consistently se...
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By Charles D'Alessandro
(Fillmore Real Estate)
  Selling a home on your own is difficult and time consuming. You have to perform all the extensive financial, marketing and legal tasks usually handled by a real estate agent. Before making your decision, consider the following pros and cons of selling your Brooklyn] home as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). Here are four advantages to selling your home as a FSBO: 1.      You don’t have to worry about finding a competent real estate agent. 2.      You get to control the real estate transaction from start to finish. 3.      You don't have to pay the required commission, unless the buyer uses a buyer’s agent. 4.      You can price your home at whatever price you believe is best and lower it any time you want. Here are six disadvantages to selling your Brooklyn home as a FSBO. You have to: 1.  ...
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By Charles D'Alessandro
(Fillmore Real Estate)
    Mortgage lenders are primarily concerned with your ability to repay your Brooklyn real estate mortgage.They will consider your credit score, debt-to-income ratio and how much you have for a down payment before telling you what you can afford to spend on Brooklyn real estate.  Credit Score  One of the first things your lender will review is your credit score.  Credit scores range from a low of 350 to a high of 850.  In this case, the higher, the better.  The lower your credit score, the higher your interest rate and points will be, and the lower the amount of home you’ll be able to afford. If your score is too low, you may not qualify for a mortgage. If your score is low, you may need to take some time to improve your credit score before buying Brooklyn real estate.  Debt-to-Income R...
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By Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -
(Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229)
  Thinking of Buying a Home in Brooklyn New York- Want To Know the Walk Score or Bike Score   If you are thinking of buying a home in Brooklyn New York add the Walk Score Tool to your search packet.  The Walk Score Tool  is an  index that assigns a numerical walkability and now bike  scores  to any address.  Walk Score also includes transit score, a commute report, apartment searches based on commute time. Walk Score “ranks communities nationwide  on how many businesses, schools, bars, grocery stores, banks, parks, theaters, schools and other neighborhood amenities  s are within walking distance of any given starting point.  If you are thinking of buying a home in Brooklyn New York and you want to know the Walkability Score or Bike Score of a Brooklyn  New York  neighborhood visit WalkS...
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