My experience in Bedford Stuyvesant

The desire to own a home in BedStuy is strong, but you may not know where to buy, and when you get out there you quickly discover how nutty this market really is.

The truth about buying a home in Bedford Stuyvesant
I have helped people buy their first homes since 1989. I have helped all kinds of people, in all kinds of markets and with all kinds of loans. Have I seen it all? Probably.

Bedford Stuyvesant is the HOT place to buy. But it’s confusing.

The desire to own a home in BedStuy is strong, but you may not know where to buy, and when you get out there you quickly discover how nutty this market really is.

I did mortgage loans in Bedford Stuyvesant as far back as 1990.

In 2004 I refinanced a beautiful home on Greene Avenue for a young couple. They needed to pull some equity out to buy the home next door. When I arrived at their house, I recognized that block. I had refinanced a home there in 1990. There were seven burnouts on the block back then. Several other houses were boarded up. Flash forward to 2004 and I saw only homes that were immaculately restored, or in the process of restoration.

I know BedStuy. I know that block to block can be a world of difference there. I know from looking at hundreds of houses in person when you’ve got potential problems at hand or when you have original details like pocket doors.

A little more here: An Englishman in BedStuy