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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854 Fifth Avenue (Douglas Elliman)

Gilded Age mansion trades for $50M in all-cash deal

A Fifth Avenue property once called Manhattan’s “last intact Gilded Age Mansion” has traded for $50 million. The 20,000-square-foot...

Gilded Age mansion trades for $50M in all-cash deal
Divvy Homes CEO Adena Hefets (LinkedIn, Illustration by The Real Deal with Getty)
National

Divvy Homes cuts 12% of staff

Another day, another real estate company making moves to cope with rising mortgage rates. Proptech startup Divvy Homes laid off 12 percent of its staff on Tuesday, the Information reported. The cuts impacted roughly...

Divvy Homes cuts 12% of staff
Douglas Elliman's Howard Lorber and Tongo's Brandon Wright (Getty Images, LinkedIn/Brandon Wright)
National

Elliman gets into payday loan business as market cools

When residential dealmaking dries up, brokerages have to find unconventional ways to generate money. Douglas Elliman rolled out a...

Elliman gets into payday loan business as market cools
(Illustration by The Real Deal with Getty Images)
National

Home prices cooled at historic rate in July

Home prices slowed their roll this summer — at a historic rate. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index posted a 15.8 percent annual gain in July, down from June’s 18.1 percent increase. Not only was...

Home prices cooled at historic rate in July
(Photo Illustration by The Real Deal with Getty Images)
National

Cooling Sun Belt markets lead canceled home contracts

More deals for homes are getting left out to dry in the Sun Belt than anywhere else in the...

Cooling Sun Belt markets lead canceled home contracts
30 Front Street & 294 Park Place (Streeteasy, Getty)

Brooklyn luxury market can’t shake slump

Someone wake up the Brooklyn luxury market when September ends. Summer may have come and passed, but after a small rebound last week, only eight homes — three condos and five houses — asking...

Brooklyn luxury market can’t shake slump
From left: 182 East 64th Street and 520 West 28th Street (Getty Images, Brown Harris Stevens, Godsfriendchuck, CC BY-SA 4.0 - via Wikimedia Commons)

Manhattan luxury contracts hold steady in September

Luxury residential real estate has been roiled by economic uncertainty in recent months, but high-end contracts in Manhattan appear...

Manhattan luxury contracts hold steady in September
Frank Lloyd Wright with 1425 Valley View Drive (Getty, Re/Max)
National Weekend Edition

Unique Frank Lloyd Wright home available … for now

If you’re reading this, you may already be behind the eight-ball when it comes to buying a rare Frank...

Unique Frank Lloyd Wright home available … for now

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