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.
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Clockwise from top left: John Gomes, Ronita Kalra, Eric Beniam and McKenzie Ryan (Credit: Getty Images, iStock, Wikipedia)

“We’re putting ourselves in situations where anything is possible”: Real estate agent’s killing rattles industry

John Gomes had what he called “a danger feeling.” It was Halloween and the real estate agent was meeting a client in Lower Manhattan...

“We’re putting ourselves in situations where anything is possible”: Real estate agent’s killing rattles industry
As the years go by_A look back at 17 years of real estate history

A look back at 17 years of real estate history

A look back at 17 years of real estate history
157 West 57th Street (Credit: iStock)

One57 condo with reduced ask tops a slow week of luxury contracts

Luxury contract signings in Manhattan were up last week, but it’s a little too early to celebrate. Fifteen contracts...

One57 condo with reduced ask tops a slow week of luxury contracts
Clockwise from top left: 730 Fifth Avenue, Unit #PH21; 730 Fifth Avenue, Unit #18A; The Pierre, Unit #3101; and The Park Imperial, Unit #64

Priciest homes listed last week include $60M pad at Crown Building

A frosty January isn’t cooling the ambitions of these sellers. Combined, the top five homes listed last week in...

Priciest homes listed last week include $60M pad at Crown Building
250th Issue

The Real Deal celebrates 250 issues

It may be hard for some to imagine now, but there was a time when Columbus Circle was gritty, Williamsburg was more Hasidic than hipster and west of 10th Avenue was a no-man’s-land. Over...

The Real Deal celebrates 250 issues
From left: Publisher and founder Amir Korangy, Editor-in-chief Stuart Elliott and VP of Corporate Development Yoav Barilan

TRD’s founders share war stories from over the years

Publisher Amir Korangy started The Real Deal out of his Brooklyn apartment nearly two decades ago, shortly before he...

TRD’s founders share war stories from over the years
56 Leonard Street (Credit: iStock)

He invested more than $130M into 4 Manhattan condos. Now he’s taking a hit

UPDATED, Jan. 17, 2020, 10:53 a.m.: In the mid-2010s, German investor Ekkehart Hassels-Weiler dropped $131 million on four luxury...

He invested more than $130M into 4 Manhattan condos. Now he’s taking a hit
Due to relatively high income levels and low transportation costs, New York City is the eight most affordable of 20 major cities (Credit: iStock)

NYC is the 8th most affordable big city in America*

UPDATE, Jan. 14, 2020, 2:33 pm: It may sound hard to believe, but New York is the eighth most...

NYC is the 8th most affordable big city in America*
53 West 53rd Street, 885 Park Avenue, 70 West 45th Street (Credit: StreetEasy)

Five priciest homes to hit the market last week all over $22M

UPDATED Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 5:42 p.m.:  The first full work week of the decade was a strong one...

Five priciest homes to hit the market last week all over $22M
118 East 76th Street and Developer Joseph Chetrit (Credit: Google Maps and Getty Images)

Manhattan luxury home market off to worst start in seven years

The first two weeks of January saw just 19 contracts signed for Manhattan homes asking at least $4 million...

Manhattan luxury home market off to worst start in seven years
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