New Yorkers who are looking for a new home now have a new way to buy, rent or sell real estate, with the launch Monday of NY1Residential.com, a comprehensive real estate listings website from NY1 News and the Real Estate Board of New York. NY1 Real Estate reporter Jill Urban filed the following report.
Searching for a new home in New York City has sometimes meant sorting through open listings or weeding out duplicates.
But not anymore.
NY1 News and the Real Estate Board of New York have launched NY1Residential.com, a comprehensive website that's a one-stop shop when it comes to buying, selling and renting.
"NY1Residential.com is a great place for people to go to on the Internet if they're looking for a new home," says Vice President of News Bernie Han of Time Warner Cable News and Local Programming. "Not only will you have listings for homes across the city, you'll also get the information from NY1 about the place you want to live."
The site brings together the listings and market data from REBNY’s former site, ResidentialNYC.com, plus the latest real estate news and information from NY1, as well as comprehensive information on New York City neighborhoods and inside information on the buying, renting and selling process.
Unlike other sites, NY1Residential.com offers 10,000 exclusive listings from brokers that are all REBNY members, which means there are no open listings or duplicates.
"It comes directly from the brokers themselves, their exclusive listings. There's no bait and switch," says REBNY President Steven Spinola. "So if you see a listing on that site, it’s there. It will tell you whether or not there’s a contract for sale, it will tell you if it just came on the market, it will give you recent sale prices in the area. So it’s the most accurate listings you can find in New York City."
The listings are updated every hour, so the information is always current.
Other new features include a "Walk Score," where users can see how far a property is from neighborhood features like a park, a school or even a coffee shop.
The site also includes all the necessary purchasing tools, like a mortgage calculator, property history information, and other key market data. All that is combined with NY1's coverage of the latest real estate news, trends and reviews.
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