Many renters seeking to move in New York City have to pay up to 15 percent of an annual lease to brokers — regardless of whether they helped find the apartment. After a legal battle, the state affirmed this week that broker fees were legal.
Competition for homes in many cities is leading potential buyers to take steps they may not have considered a short time ago, including waiving the inspection.
Cannabis companies and brokers are rushing into what could be a $4.2 billion industry, but for all the excitement, there are significant challenges.
Commercial real estate brokers tend to be chest-thumping optimists. Post-pandemic corporate life is putting that to the test.
Sorting through multiple bids can be harder than it seems. Choosing the highest offer isn’t always the smart way to go.
Here are some tips on navigating today’s supercharged real estate market, where inventory is low and other buyers can be cutthroat.
The National Association of Realtors is advocating an end to a pandemic-era order meant to keep renters in their homes.
While many Americans were stockpiling toilet paper and Clorox, the rich bought houses, sparking a gold rush in the decorating trades.
Some real estate agents seem eager to post their political views on social media. But, especially in the last year, some of those messages veered toward hate speech, leading the industry to sharpen its ethics rules.
A lawsuit by a watchdog group claims that its undercover investigation found widespread bias against tenants receiving federal housing assistance.
First-time buyers have the tech-smarts and now the tools to do all or part of their purchase online, sometimes even before seeing their new houses in person.
Branden and Rayni Williams sold $700 million of real estate for Rick Hilton’s firm in 2019. Now they’ve left to start their own agency.
The wealthy want to escape the pandemic to a private, isolated paradise. The people who sell islands have to explain: It’s complicated.
The open house is dead. Long live the open house.
There were more than 67,300 units available in July across the city as it tries to rebound from the coronavirus outbreak.
The estate of Robby Browne, a top real estate broker who died of Covid-19, is selling his Central Park West condo, where celebrities and friends once mingled.
The term’s racist and sexist undertones lead New York’s real estate community and others to rethink outdated industry jargon.
In-person showings are back with coronavirus protocols, but potential buyers or renters may continue to prefer virtual tours.
The real estate market is challenging this spring — all the more so because lenders are checking, and rechecking, borrowers’ finances in response to the economic turmoil of the pandemic.
The coronavirus outbreak has exposed how the real estate industry’s reliance on face-to-face deals can be a weakness.