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  (Real Estate. Photo by Ebru Yildiz) They say that when it comes to real estate—buildings, houses, land—it’s all about location. But when it comes to Real Estate—the band—the same holds true. The group was founded by three friends who grew up together in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and across three full-length albums, the first released in 2009, they’ve frequently waxed nostalgic for their idyllic suburban upbringing. But with their newest album, In Mind, released last week, the band...
Yesterday we learned that buying a home in Cobble Hill is more expensive than buying a home in many places in Manhattan. We also know that, speaking very generally, all of Brooklyn is a goddamn expensive place to become a home owner. Early this year, not the most expensive neighborhood to buy a home, but the tenth most expensive neighborhood to buy a home—Downtown Brooklyn—had a median sales price of $839,492. The most expensive neighborhood—DUMBO—had a median sales...
  Handsome streets lined with stately trees and brownstones, just a few F stops from Manhattan; an increasing number of high-end retailers like Rag & Bone; an entire store dedicated to giving sugar fixes to children, called Sugar Shop; and one of the city's best restaurants—La Vara—and most charming green spaces—Coble Hill Park—all, as expected, make Cobble Hill an outlandishly expensive place to buy a home. And now this has become so true that market rates...
You know what would be hypothetically funny, but terrible if it ever actually happened? Say a developer spotted a beautiful historic building—let's place it in Brooklyn Heights—made of five stories, 20 rental units and, in a moment of inspired insanity, said: Let's take this property, kick out all its tenants, convert it into a single family mansion, and make money on it hand over goddamn fist. Let's list it at… $22 million. See if anyone bites. LOL. Insane. Hysterical… right? Wrong....

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