Repairing Your Credit, the Painful Truth

I was there once, struggling to pay off my debt. It was like a bad dream: I was having collectors bombard me with phone calls and letters, I wasn’t able to get a new credit card or get a car loan, and I wasn’t able to move to a nicer neighborhood, all because my credit…

Understanding Your Credit: How Are Your Credit Scores Calculated?

If you are reading this, you are probably trying to either fix your credit or get your credit higher than it already is. Great job! Doing some research is always a great step forward, especially when it comes to your finances. But, before I dive into the meat and potatoes of how your credit scores…

Legally, What’s Considered a Bedroom in NYC?

As I am considering to move closer to my office, I am irritated by other real estate agent’s labeling of an apartment that has two bedrooms but clearly has only one. Unfortunately, real estate agents in NYC are notorious for that!

Q3 Brooklyn Market Report

I am excited to announce the release of the Compass Q3 2018 Brooklyn Quarterly Market Insights Report. This report highlights the prevailing trends shaping the market for each neighborhood. 

The Battleground: The Rent vs Buy Debate

If you were to ask different professionals in the real estate world, it will end up being a heated debate, that’s why! There are so many pro buying and pro renters out there who will stick..

Condo or Co-op, what’s the difference?

Only in New York, or as far as I know, there are such things as cooperatives (co-ops). Here, co-ops and condominiums (condos) seem to cause so much confusion, uncertainty, and loyalty depending on the person you talk to.

My Journey into Self-Care

We live in a world that is over saturated with distractions, materialistic happiness, and the mentality that busyness equals success. There are so many things that aren’t in our control that we tend to worry about, all the time. We tend to over think the future and dwell on the past that we can not change. 

Traveling is the Best Medicine

City life is stressful, really stressful. So stressful that it makes you cranky, anxious, miserable, and depressed. This seems to be true for almost the entire population of New Yorkers.  The importance of taking care of yourself and having time for yourself is what keeps you away from insanity in this insane world.