Email notifications on Brownstoner give you mobile, tablet, and desktop access to the most up-to-date information about the Brooklyn real estate market, including new listings for sale or rent, open houses, saved searches, saved listings, and much more.

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Once you’ve saved a search or a listing to your account, you can get email notifications that let you know about listings that match your search parameters, or changes to any listings that you’ve saved.

As soon as a listing is created, Brownstoner retrieves these new and updated listings. The listings are processed and any new or updated listing that matches your saved listings or saved searches will be sent to you by email virtually simultaneously. These emails are optimized for mobile, tablet and desktop giving you the ability to keep track of properties you are interested in wherever you may be. (more…)

Seems like the summer has gone by in a flash — probably because the weather has been so cool and pleasant. In honor of Labor Day weekend, we are shutting down early today and won’t publish Monday. See you back here at the usual time Tuesday, September 2. Have a great long weekend!

We are taking off early for the holiday today, and will be running on a light schedule until January 2. We’ll publish Daily Links and breaking news, with breaks for Christmas and New Year’s Day. We will resume our normal schedule in the new year, on Thursday, January 2. Have a wonderful holiday, everyone!

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We’ve added a new section to Brownstoner called Market Trends that offers real time info on rental and sales prices throughout Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and upstate. It can show you neighborhoods in your price range you might not have known about or what your property is currently worth — and many other stats. It’s based on the listings on our site and is updated throughout the day.

A quick look this morning revealed that most of the more affordable neighborhoods of Brooklyn, from Crown Heights to Bushwick to Bed Stuy and more, all clock in at the same median rental price: about $24 a square foot. Average rental prices vary considerably, with Windsor Terrace at the top at $35.65 a square foot and Bay Ridge at the bottom (cheaper than Crown Heights, Bushwick, Flatbush and Bed Stuy) at $25 a square foot.

The more expensive neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo and Williamsburg all exceed a median rent of $48 a square foot, with averages as high as $55.97 (the Heights wins).

A quick glance at the sales reports reveals Windsor Terrace is, in fact, less expensive than South Slope, with an average sales cost per square foot of $596, vs. South Slope’s $810. (Both neighborhoods had 21 listings each.) East Flatbush was the only neighborhood we could find where the median price is still under $200 a square foot — it’s $176.

Have a look around and let us know what you think. 

We’re excited to announce that Rebecca Baird-Remba will be joining us as reporter on the Brooklyn site. Before coming to Brownstoner, Rebecca Baird-Remba wrote for the New York Daily News, Business Insider and Roll Call. She graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and politics.

In her spare time, she loves taking pictures of graffiti and street art and documenting the city streets. You can email her at rebecca@brownstoner.com or follow her on Twitter at @thecitywanderer.

Meanwhile, our reporter of three years, Emily Nonko, has moved on to Brownstoner Queens, where she is editor.