Brooklyn, NY has a long and storied history of reclaiming land for housing development and beautification known as Brooklyn Reclamation. The Brooklyn Navy Yard, designed and built by Brooklyn Army Corp of Engineers in 1857, was the forerunner of many of today’s urban renewal projects. The Brooklyn Navy Yard is today a great place to visit. Take the kids, or just enjoy the beautiful architecture and landscape.
If you are looking for a new home in Brooklyn, you need to do your homework to find the best homes in the neighborhood. Look at the criteria of each property. Make sure it meets your criteria. Look at the architectural style and materials used. Do the math and work out how much you can afford to spend.
As an agent in Brooklyn with Realtors and owners associations, I have seen many luxury residential properties come and go. One of the latest is the “condos” in Greenpoint and Crown Heights. These ultra-chic condos will be a rage this year in New York and all over the country as people seek out new places to live in New York City.
Take the time to search out properties in your neighborhood. Visit the homes. Ask neighbors if they are interested. Most agents are more than happy to show you homes and let you ask questions. If you don’t like what you see, you have other options such as looking through online MLS resources or other websites geared to home sales in Brooklyn.
Find a broker who specializes in rehab properties. This type of house must be sold and lived in before it becomes a home. Most brokers are also willing to tour the neighborhood with you. They can give you an idea of the price range of the homes so you can better assess yourself and your budget.
If you are serious about buying a home, know this – no matter where you live, there will be competition. The competition can be so fierce that your first choice may be knocked off your list. It is part of the excitement. Take advantage of it. Work your way into the market. Work the system.
Once you find a home that meets your criteria, do whatever you can to make the deal work. You have to play the game. Don’t let others have all the fun. Be responsible and have fun.
You can find information on Brooklyn homes for sale from many sources. The Internet is full of helpful information, as is your local real estate agents. Visit the Brooklyn website for information on property descriptions, photos and data. Look for a section specifically for homes, condominiums or townhouses. You might also check out the Brooklyn Home Page on the City website. If you are in the market for a luxury home in Brooklyn, don’t miss the chance to look through the pictures and find the one that fits your needs.
As with anything in life, if you have an idea, but aren’t sure if it will be profitable, you shouldn’t pursue it. On the other hand, if you like the idea and you have done your homework, then good luck. Brooklyn has a lot to offer and you should be able to find a great home, condo or townhouse location to purchase.