Residential Real Estate

Residential Real Estate

Residential real estate is any property that is used for the purpose of habitation.

Residential Real Estate Q&A

What qualifies as residential real estate?
Residential real estate can be defined as any property that individuals or families inhabit. In addition to the traditional detached house, some property types include condos, apartments, townhomes, and multifamily units.
What is the residential real estate industry?
The residential real estate industry encompasses the buying, selling, renting, renovating, financing, management, development, and construction of residences. Brokerages, developers, banks, trusts, architects, and builders all work with landlords and individuals to design spaces for occupancy.
Who buys and sells residential real estate?
Traditionally, individual buyers use residential real estate agents to find and purchase residential properties. Residential real estate may also be held by companies that serve as landlords to individual tenants. Residential brokerages often act as go-betweens for buyers and sellers. The Real Deal releases annual rankings of real estate agents and brokerages in New York. Take a look at our Data Book for the most recent rankings.
Want to know more about residential real estate?
Check out our Top Stories below for TRD's most up-to-date coverage of residential real estate.

The Latest

Matt Lauer with 26, 28 & 32 Actors Colony Rd (Getty, Susan Breitenbach)
Tri-State

Matt Lauer finds buyer for languishing Hamptons estate

Disgraced “Today” host Matt Lauer found a buyer after three years of trying to trade his Hamptons estate. Lauer...

Matt Lauer finds buyer for languishing Hamptons estate
From left: Douglas Elliman's Scott Durkin, Stephen Kotler and Avi Dan-Goor (Douglas Elliman, iStock)
National

Douglas Elliman bets on Vegas in westward expansion

Residential brokerage Douglas Elliman is betting on Las Vegas. The company said Tuesday it is opening an office in...

Douglas Elliman bets on Vegas in westward expansion
366 State Street and 37 Sidney Place in Brooklyn (Corcoran, Zillow)

Passive house asking $15M tops Brooklyn contracts

An eco-friendly 19th-century townhouse was the most expensive home to go into contract in Brooklyn last week. The seven-bedroom...

Passive house asking $15M tops Brooklyn contracts
Wildfire, Houses
National

One in five homes facing wildfire risk, report says

The risk of wildfires is heating up across the country as climate change and other factors fuel more frequent...

One in five homes facing wildfire risk, report says
(Top) 1580 Meadow Lane in Southampton NY and (Bottom) 2056 Montauk Highway in Amagansett NY (Zillow)
Tri-State

A tale of two oceanfront Hamptons homes

Two oceanfront Hamptons listings featuring a slew of common features are lined up to score very different prices. In Southampton, a 4.5-acre home at 1580 Meadow Lane sold in April for $16.4 million, according...

A tale of two oceanfront Hamptons homes

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...