charles dalessandro: Do You Buy Brooklyn Real Estate When Prices are Low or High? - 06/20/12 03:39 AM
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. … (0 comments)

charles dalessandro: What to Ask Before You List With a Brooklyn Real Estate Agent - 06/15/12 03:24 AM
    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 … (0 comments)

charles dalessandro: Learn from Real Estate’s Past to Help Sell Your Brooklyn Home this Memorial Day - 05/22/12 02:42 AM
Real estate has come a long way over the years; its communication and marketing strategies have developed and morphed into the institution it is today. It might be helpful to appreciate real estate’s history in order to better sell your Brooklyn home. So, in honor of Memorial Day this month, we’ve compiled an outline of some of real estate’s major moments.
 ·        The National Association of REALTORS – Founded in 1908, this organization still strives today to uphold the ethical integrity of the real estate industry and profession.
·        Condos – In 1960, the first condominiums were built, which opened … (2 comments)

charles dalessandro: Brooklyn New York Spring 2011 Photo Contest by Charles D'Alessandro Brooklyn Realtor® - 05/25/11 10:14 AM

The winner receives a $100 gift card to The Burger Bistro. Thank you to The Burger Bistro of Brooklyn New York for partnering with Charles D’Alessandro  your Brooklyn  Realtor® of Fillmore Real Estate to sponsor this photo contest. Visit The Burger Bistro’s website to see the menu and discover all the delicious food you can purchase if you win the $100 gift card. Start By Clicking Here .
 
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charles dalessandro: Reverse Mortgage on Your Brooklyn NY Real Estate: Pros and Cons - 04/04/11 06:47 AM
Reverse mortgages are a popular option for homeowners who are 62 years of age and older and need additional income.  Credit scores and income are not part of the qualification process for a reverse mortgage, so they’re fairly easy to get.
But is a reverse mortgage right for you, your parents or grandparents?  Here are some pros and cons to consider before making your decision:
Pros of getting a reverse mortgage on your Brooklyn New York real estate
When you get a reverse mortgage, you can:
Use the money to supplement social security, pay for home improvements or meet unexpected medical … (0 comments)

charles dalessandro: Financing Brooklyn New York Homes: What is an FHA 203(k) Rehab Loan? - 04/04/11 01:11 AM
 
Have you ever heard of the 203k rehab loans offered through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)?  If you’re rehabbing Brooklyn New York homes, it might be just the loan you need. 
 What is a 203(k) Loan?
The FHA developed the 203(k) program to help revitalize homes throughout the country.  This program provides insured loans that can be used to rehab, rebuild or modernize existing Brooklyn New York homes.
 What are the Benefits of a 203(k) Loan?
This is a one-stop loan, which means one loan finances both the purchase and rehabilitation of your property.
 The mortgage amount is based … (1 comments)

charles dalessandro: Brooklyn Homes: 8 Tips for Staying Green while Moving - 03/26/11 03:20 AM
Staying green while moving isn’t easy.  In fact, moving expends a lot of energy.  Think about the massive amount of gas those big trucks go through, the toxic cleaning products people use on both their old and new Brooklyn homes and all those cardboard boxes that are overflowing our landfills.
You might be thinking, “Hey, moving is stressful enough without having to worry about going green while moving.”  I understand.  But, if you’re conscientious about the earth, and want to go as green as you can while you move, here are a few suggestions for you:
1.      Have a yard … (0 comments)

charles dalessandro: Bring Out the Best in Your Brooklyn New York Home’s Basement - 03/21/11 02:21 AM
Some basements are dark and dingy, while others are bright and beautiful.  Whether you want to start enjoying the extra space your basement offers or you’re preparing to sell Brooklyn New York home, here are some options to make the most of your home’s basement.
 
1.      Think big.  You can transform your Brooklyn home’s basement into a below-ground level, higher-end living space.  You can create a family room, game room, children’s play area or guest bedroom.  This is the option to choose if you’re going to stay in the home for a while and need the extra space.  Do not … (0 comments)

charles dalessandro: Selling Brooklyn New York Real Estate: FSBO vs. REALTOR® - 03/17/11 12:50 AM
The ongoing debate as to whether selling your Brooklyn New York real estate is better as a FSBO or with the help of a REALTOR® just got some new ammunition.  The new survey supports past findings that using a REALTOR® is more beneficial to Brooklyn New York real estate sellers.
The survey, conducted by HomeGain.com, a leading online real estate resource that connects home buyers and sellers with real estate professionals, surveyed over 1,000 homeowners.   Here’s what HomeGain’s survey found:
83% of homeowners surveyed said they used a REALTOR® to sell their home and 17% said they tried to sell their … (3 comments)

charles dalessandro: Follow The Leader Charles D'Alessandro Brooklyn Realtor - 02/24/11 09:54 AM
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charles dalessandro: How to Brighten the Rooms in Your Brooklyn NY Home - 02/19/11 11:54 PM
 
Ideally, to make a room light and bright you want a lot of large windows that let in natural light. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have large windows in every room of our Brooklyn NY homes.  So, what do we do to brighten those dark rooms?
Increase Natural Light
If a room has one large window, make the most of this natural light by placing a mirror opposite that window.  The mirror will scatter and reflect the ambient daylight throughout the room.
Add Artificial Light
Another great way to lighten window-challenged rooms in your Brooklyn NY home is to … (2 comments)

charles dalessandro: Brooklyn NY Real Estate: Reverse Mortgage Basics - 02/15/11 04:56 AM
View RSS feed close [x]  If you watch television, read magazines or surf the net, you’ve probably seen ads for reverse mortgages.  Those ads don’t provide many details, so here are the basics you need to know about reverse mortgages.
Are you eligible for a reverse mortgage on your Brooklyn NY real estate?
To be eligible for a reverse mortgage, you must:
Be at least 62 years old Own your home Live in the home and claim it as your primary residence When does the reverse mortgage loan become due?
As the homeowner, you do not have to make any monthly payments … (4 comments)

charles dalessandro: Brooklyn Realtor Charles D'Alessandro of Fillmore Real Estate Goes Snow Crazy! - 01/30/11 04:20 AM
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charles dalessandro: Is FSBO the Way to Go When Selling Your Real Estate? - 01/19/11 10:56 AM
 
Considering selling a home 'by owner' has been a fairly consistent desire in the real estate market over the past few decades. Everyone wants to save a buck and some think they can save a lot of money by selling their homes by themselves.  But would you really save money by doing it yourself?
To start off with it should be said that there are indeed people who can sell their homes for sale by owner (FSBO), and even save a few dollars doing it. Those are the people who have five important skills:
1.      They know how to market … (1 comments)

charles dalessandro: Do You Consider Brooklyn Real Estate a House or Your Home? - 01/13/11 09:40 AM
As a life time Brooklynite I have seen times change, but not always for the best.  Consider the change we’ve seen in attitudes toward Brooklyn real estate over the last few decades.
Brooklyn Home Owners used to love their homes because they were their safe havens.  Many now only worry about whether or not their houses will appreciate enough in value to allow them to upgrade to McMansions or refinance to buy luxury vacations in Hawaii.
What’s your stance on the Brooklyn real estate you own or wish to own some day?   Is it a house or a home to you? … (0 comments)

charles dalessandro: Avoid One of the Biggest Brooklyn Real Estate Flipping Mistakes - 01/09/11 12:29 PM
 
House flipping is still a profitable way to invest in Brooklyn Real Estate , if you know what you’re doing. I’m going to share one of the biggest mistakes prospective home flippers make and how to avoid it.
Choosing the Wrong Brooklyn Real Estate to Flip
Nothing will make your venture into the world of house flipping a bigger nightmare than a finished product that will not sell. To avoid this, learn all you can about what’s currently selling the fastest and for the most money in your Brooklyn real estate market.
It doesn't mean you have to pick expensive … (3 comments)

charles dalessandro: Qr Codes Brooklyn Real Estate ! Like or Don't Like? That is the Question! - 01/06/11 02:51 AM
This is a QR Code. Can You Read This ? Today I have been reading about the next app that is being used around town QR codes. As you know I am a Brooklyn real estate agent that like to stay ahead of the curve. I have a question to ask ! Are QR TAGS HERE TO STAY?  Do we like them for real estate marketing ? Good? Not Good ?I am very interested in your input, please leave a comment as well as your suggestions on how do you use them and how woulld like to see them used?Thank You.Charles … (3 comments)

charles dalessandro: How Autumn Can Take Brooklyn Homes for Sale Off the Market - 10/24/10 03:02 PM
The temperature is starting to drop, leaves are beginning to fall and autumn is getting closer. For those with Brooklyn homes for sale, this is a good time to make sure all your t’s are crossed and i’s are dotted. Why?
 Fall brings nostalgia for most people across the United States. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve, the last part of the year brings the most family-oriented, warm thoughts. It brings memories of days gone by when families met over turkey or ham around a table, young cousins played together in the yard and, in general, everyone … (0 comments)

charles dalessandro: Winning the War on Brooklyn Homes for Sale - 10/11/10 09:40 AM
It’s a war out there. If you’re still sitting in your robe and slippers, sipping a cup o’ joe while you casually read the Sunday comics – with the absolute knowledge that your house is going to sell – you haven’t been paying attention. The percentage of Brooklyn homes for sale versus qualified potential buyers has made this an extreme buyer’s market.
It’s time for some tough love, sellers – some straight talk.
If you’re not ready to do more than spruce up your lawn a little, you won’t win the battle. You won’t even win a skirmish. In short, if … (3 comments)

charles dalessandro: Brooklyn Real Estate For Sale by Charles D’Alessandro At Fillmore Real Estate - 10/09/10 01:56 AM
Midwood Spacious Detached One Family
Newly Listed at Fillmore Real Estate
Located in Brooklyn’s East Flatbush/ Midwood community,
this one family home is priced for a holiday sale.
Close to all it will not last come see and compare.
Call me at 718 253-9600 ext 206
or e mail me at charles@fillmoresbest.com
Midwood Prime Detached Two Family!
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This spacious two family home features Eleven Bedrooms,
Four bathrooms a full finished basement and attic, private drive two car garage on a 40+ x100 property
Showings start today call for your appointment.
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Located in the … (0 comments)

 
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