12/17/14 9:56am

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Who has time to think about getting health insurance when you’ve got a life-changing New Years’ move to prepare for? Hey, relax: Brokelyn’s here to make it easy for ya. We did the dirty work of culling the market for the most reasonably-priced and desirably-situated spots in the borough. This week’s apartments remind you of how cheap and awesome the south-ier parts of Brooklyn are. Don’t worry, you can drink there, too. (more…)

12/03/14 12:46pm

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Happy December, guys. If you haven’t moved already, then you’d better do it quick before the temperatures reach full vortex. Also, trust me when I say that nothing sucks worse than dragging a bed-frame through the snow. So! This week’s apartments feature three-bedroom steals, two-bedrooms priced like one-bedrooms and general merriment to give you a little Christmas cheer about your real estate prospects.  (more…)

11/12/14 12:40pm

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Happy birthday to fellow Brooklynite Anne Hathaway, one of us (albeit one who’s not on as tight of a budget as we are). What this week’s cheap apartments have in common is that they’re across-the-board awesome. Like, break-your-lease kind of awesome. But we’ll spare you the multi-hyphenates and let you be the judge. We’ve got everything from Crown Heights to Bay Ridge—we even found something in Park Slope. True story, though: one of the apartments I was going to post has already disappeared, so clearly product is flying off the shelves. Let’s get to it. (more…)

10/29/14 2:35pm

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After the anomalous smattering of reasonably-priced 2- and 4-bedroom apartments these past months, BK real estate seems t0 have settled back into the nice-and-easy 3-bedroom setup. You know what that means: no having an impromptu threesome with your roommates and no coupling and forcing one of you to be the third-wheel renter. Seriously! Good things come in threes, (except for a magical rent-stabilized 2-bedroom we found) as long as you don’t fuck it up. And these apartments are totally worth not fucking up for. (more…)

10/15/14 1:00pm

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This week marks the 5th anniversary of our blog! In case you haven’t heard Brokelyn’s backstory, we’ve always been about bringing you things on the cheap. And as Brooklyn neighborhoods continue to change (read: gentrify), so do the places we have to look at for anything close to affordable real estate. Your more unfortunate real estate listings will call these neighborhoods “the next frontier,” as if no one already lives there. We’ll happily avoid that kind of terminology and instead just bring you apartments across a healthy spread across the Greater Brooklyn Area—decide for yourself where to shack up in order to land (or avoid) the next up-and-coming ‘hood. (more…)

10/01/14 4:06pm

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Hey guys, I’m your substitute realtor for today, because Sam is unavailable. While I can’t give you Sam’s noted Canadian wit or keen eye for real estate, I can at least find you some places that won’t break your paycheck into pieces and snort it while demanding more more MORE. It’s just for a week, but long as I’m here, I found you some cheap places to live in Fort Greene, Bensonhurst, Crown Heights and a mysterious place in Sunset Park. They’re also all 2-bedrooms somehow, which I didn’t notice until now. Anyway, let’s go hunting! (more…)

09/17/14 1:39pm

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Now I know you and your S/O have been talking about moving out to Park Slope someday, so you can raise your children on Sundays in Prospect Park and honey pie from Four & Twenty Blackbirds. Well, guess what? Now you don’t have to save ’til you’re 40 to do it! We’ve got a handful of reasonably-priced apartments in the Slope. That, and a bunch of cute pads in a weird cluster of Bushwick/Bed-Stuy real estate off the J train, where the real estate values are going up with the crime rate (allegedly). So what’s it gonna be, kids? (more…)

09/03/14 1:57pm

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I’ve got a bone to pick with the housing market. Everywhere you look this month, there are calls to “bring your pets,” or apartments boasting that pets are allowed. And you know what? Maybe I don’t even have a pet. On the other hand… maybe it’s fancy reverse psychology to get us to abandon our pets in exchange for hardwood flooring! Either way, here’s what’s up this week: we’ve got your 3-beds, your 2-beds and your pre-wars, dishwasher-equipped and pet-friendly. Check it all out below. (more…)

08/28/14 2:51pm
No, see, it's not an illegal sublet. We just have a lot of kids.

No, see, it’s not an illegal sublet. We just have a lot of kids.

Your desire to live in a luxury apartment is probably a bit stymied by the fact that your desire to pay a luxury apartment price is non-existent. What if though, you could split the cost of it with a few roommates? Taking it a step further, what if you split the cost with 21 other roommates and you all slept in bunk beds? Sure the arrangement probably wouldn’t be strictly legal, but that’s just what a broker is offering in this YouTube video. Pros: Luxury living! You get kitchen utensils! Cons: No drinking. No drugs. Only two bathrooms. You have to sleep in a bunk bed. You might get kicked out for living in an illegally subdivided luxury apartment that’s making one person rich while helping throw off the housing market.

07/23/14 12:38pm

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Hey guys, did you forget? Your year-long lease is up at the end of this month, because you’re still on college time. Don’t worry, Brokelyn’s gotcha covered. This week’s apartment steals feature prices that might actually make you feel like you’re still in college, except the hot plate is a luxury gas stove and you (usually) can’t hear your roommate having sex next door. Ready? Here they are. (more…)