Real estate is a topic that everyone likes to discuss, but not as frequently as they should. It is a lingering thought in the back of people’s mind that comes out at random, but often crucial times throughout their lives. On a normal day, and unless you’re a Realtor, investor, or as Billy Joel would say: “a Real Estate Novelist”, thinking about real estate or having conversations about it are few and far between. Even the hobbyists who pick up the Sunday New York Times Real Estate Section or watch Million Dollar Listings on TV to see how lavish a home can be, are just there for a fleeting moment. But why? Why would a topic that can have such a tremendous impact on your life not be something that you discuss, read about, or learn about often if not daily?
We don’t need to look that far back to see how much of a consequence Real Estate can have on people’s lives. The sub-prime mess of 2008-2009 that ravaged the country is a clear example of how people and companies can lose thousands, millions and in some cases billions of dollars along with their homes, their families, and for some, their lives. Another example, and one a little bit closer to home in Brooklyn, is the numerous developments happening all throughout Brooklyn. I just watched a brilliant documentary yesterday called “Battle for Brooklyn” which showcases the hopeless plight of a young man refusing to leave his apartment in the face of eminent domain amidst the construction of the Barclays Center/Atlantic Yards Project. Thousands of people were forced to move in the name of Community Building, jobs and gentrification when in reality it was more about money, money and more money for major developers.
Clearly, there are major events that happen that will affect the value of your home and thus your lives in general. To many, the homes and apartments they own are the biggest source of equity and potential cash.
This is why I find it important for the locals of Bay Ridge to know how the market for real estate in Bay Ridge is behaving. As a homeowner, you may not know how much your home’s value has increased or decreased at any given day/month/year. That’s why I decided to start this website that will bring you, the Bay Ridge community, valuable insight, and information on the market for Bay Ridge.
On www.BayRidgeRe.com, you’ll find the following:
As a proud Bay Ridge resident and Realtor, my goal is to give something back to my community – and I will do this by giving its residents knowledge of an industry that I have come to love. With this knowledge I hope you will be able to make smart financial decisions, and keep your pulse on an ever changing market.
I suggest that you now do two things:
If you have an interesting thought, question or comment, please, I encourage you to call me at 347-489-3315 or email me at [email protected] and I’ll be happy to speak with you. I look forward to providing insight and value to your lives and hopefully an occasional laugh and smile!
– Daniel (Danny) Soldano – Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker –