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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Daughter of Goldman exec nabs Fifth Avenue co-op for $25M

The daughter of Goldman Sachs’ head of merchant banking paid $25.3 million for a full-floor Fifth Avenue co-op. Jacqueline...

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Clockwise from top left: Halstead’s Diane Ramirez, Douglas Elliman’s Howard Lorber, Corcoran Group’s Pam Liebman and Brown Harris Stevens’ Bess Freedman (Credit: Getty Images; iStock)

Tension lingers over showings as brokerage chiefs navigate pandemic

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REBNY orders days on market calculation to stop for resi listings

The Real Estate Board of New York is ordering the public days-on-the-market clock to stop for all its residential...

REBNY orders days on market calculation to stop for resi listings
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REBNY considers lending cash to brokers affected by coronavirus

The Real Estate Board of New York might tap its Member in Need fund to support agents affected by...

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