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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Home insurance startup Hippo raises $350M

Home insurance startup Hippo has raised $350 million from Japanese insurance giant Mitsui Sumitomo. The deal comes just four months after the online insurance firm raised $150 million, valuing the company at $1.5 billion....

Home insurance startup Hippo raises $350M
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US home prices surged 6.6% in September

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US home prices surged 6.6% in September
From left: Edison Properties CEO Robert Selsam, Ironstate Development's Michael Barry, Stellar Management founder Larry Gluck (LinkedIn; Gluck Family Foundation)

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Firm that manages TikTok party houses goes public

West of Hudson Group, which operates a network of houses where TikTok influencers live and perform, went public last...

Firm that manages TikTok party houses goes public
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