I’m : a programmer, writer, podcaster, geek, and coffee enthusiast.

Brooklyn real-estate lessons learned so far

  1. Realtors have a loose definition of “yard”. Any outdoor space of more than 2 square feet seems to qualify, even if there’s nothing green anywhere nearby. “Yards” frequently include such amenities as splintered wooden fences, piles of bricks and debris from nearby demolition, and pools of water collecting on concrete.
  2. This is the first time I’ve searched for real estate since Google Street View has existed. It makes a huge difference. “Wow, that sounds nice! Map link, Street View… Oh. There’s a box factory and shipyard across the street. And the neighbors don’t like to use garbage bags. And they eat a lot of oily foods.”