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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The Daily Digest - Tuesday

New life for Toys “R” Us, Masa Son is “embarrassed” with the Vision Fund: Daily digest

Every day, The Real Deal rounds up New York’s biggest real estate news, from breaking news and scoops to announcements and deals. We update...

New life for Toys “R” Us, Masa Son is “embarrassed” with the Vision Fund: Daily digest
Nooklyn CEO Harley Courts (Credit: iStock)

Brokerage slashes agent commissions, delays payments after rent law change

At 10:23 p.m. on September 17, agents at the startup brokerage Nooklyn got an unwelcome email from the firm’s...

Brokerage slashes agent commissions, delays payments after rent law change
The Daily Digest - Tuesday

NYC apartment prices hit 4-year low, Pacific Park developers reveal new plans: Daily digest

Every day, The Real Deal rounds up New York’s biggest real estate news, from breaking news and scoops to announcements and deals. We update...

NYC apartment prices hit 4-year low, Pacific Park developers reveal new plans: Daily digest
LeBron James and California Governor Gavin Newsom (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

LeBron wanted it and California’s governor signed it. What the college athlete compensation law means to real estate

California’s landmark student athlete compensation bill has now been signed into law, and while the NCAA has strong objections, one very high profile athlete...

LeBron wanted it and California’s governor signed it. What the college athlete compensation law means to real estate
New York City Councilman Donovan Richards sponsored a bill that now requires the city’s affordable housing plan to actively address racial segregation. (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

Racial inequality in homeownership across US is sharpest in New York: report

White homeowners control a disproportionately high percentage of property across the country, and the discrepancy between population and ownership...

Racial inequality in homeownership across US is sharpest in New York: report
Resi scorecard: Brooklyn and Queens condo inventory through July 2019

Resi scorecard: Brooklyn and Queens condo inventory through
July 2019

New development condo report Brooklyn Inventory expanded as developers filed more units than were purchased Developers filed 13 plans...

Resi scorecard: Brooklyn and Queens condo inventory through
July 2019
Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator James Skoufis (Credit: Getty Images, NY Senate)

Owners of some residential properties can’t hide behind
LLCs anymore

The owners of certain residential properties in New York can no longer shield their identities from the state using...

Owners of some residential properties can’t hide behind
LLCs anymore
tiny homes

Tiny-home “oasis” eyed for LA desert — and NYC

Having spent the last year and a half building this tiny home prototype, the Saat family believes that “the...

Tiny-home “oasis” eyed for LA desert — and NYC
Philip Seymour Hoffman and 1 Sheridan Square (Credit: Getty Images and Google Maps)

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s old West Village pad sells for $2.57M

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s onetime home in the West Village has traded hands, five years after the actor’s death from...

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s old West Village pad sells for $2.57M
Eric Wu, co-founder and CEO of Opendoor

Aggressive iBuyer Opendoor acquires title and escrow company

Following the announcement of its new home lending program, iBuyer Opendoor has acquired title and escrow company, OS National....

Aggressive iBuyer Opendoor acquires title and escrow company
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