Apartment market tightens — here’s why that’s bad news for housing

The quarterly survey of apartment conditions by the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) is flashing a warning — at least amber, and maybe shifting orange toward red. And not just for housing, but the economy itself: The survey pattern looks ju…

Transactions involving an HOA: what every Realtor should know

Ask two homeowners their thoughts on living in a community with a homeowners’ association (HOA), and you may find one kicking and screaming for vindication and the other perfectly content …

Luxury listing: six-floor townhouse in the heart of Upper East Side

This Manhattan townhouse sits on a tree-lined street in the Upper East Side and comes with some timeless bells and whistles, including 18-foot ceilings in the living room, a library, private garden level and elevator that connects them all …

Luxury listing: classic brick townhouse in West Village

This five-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom townhouse in Manhattan’s West Village is four floors and features a home office, private deck and full-floor recreation room. The current owner has also recently upgraded the interior, which now includes new hardwood flo…

3D home of the day: urban Chicago townhome

This Chicago townhome has classic architecture but stays clean and contemporary inside, with modern fixtures throughout the kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms …

Development Spotlight: Sienna Plantation townhomes in Missouri City

The Sienna Plantation townhomes of the Enclave at Water Lake in Missouri City are brand new, with two properties just recently made ready to move in and three more slated to be done by August. The three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom homes were all built with e…

Luxury listing: historic West Village townhouse

This historic West Village townhouse comes with a two-story carriage house and a private garden between the two. Adorned with 19th century architecture, including a restored brick facade and iron railings, the property is considered an individual New Y…

Home construction in North Shore on the rise to meet demand

Single-family construction activity within the North Shore market of Lake Forest is said to be at the highest levels in several years. A recently approved project looks to increase the city’s inventory of newly built for-sale inventory.

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Luxury listing: renovated Brooklyn Heights townhouse

This three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom townhouse in the heart of Brooklyn Heights sits in a landmark community and provides classic charm, with a winding center staircase, cherry wood flooring and third-floor sun deck overlooking the neighborhood …

Luxury listing: Upper West Side brownstone

This recently renovated townhouse sits in a row of brownstone townhouses on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Complete with a basement, seven fireplaces and a privately landscaped garden, the four-story residence offers the space and privacy that is be…