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Real Estate Resources at SIBL
SIBL has a variety of resources for information about the real estate industry in general, and New York City property and buildings.
Top Recommend websites for real estate information:
Print directories and reference sources
Latest editions on open shelves, lower level at SIBL, unless otherwise indicated.
|Diary & Manual of Real Estate Board of NY||HD1361 D4|
|Directory of 2,500 Active Real Estate Lenders||HG2040.15 A27|
|Directory of Real Estate Development...||HD1381.5 U5 D57|
|European Directory of Property Developers||HD581 A1 E934|
|Gabriel's Apartment Rental Guide||McGraw Desk (HD7287.67 G3 R4)|
|Gabriel's Apartment Sales Guide||McGraw Desk (HD7287.67 G3 S3)|
|Goldbook: Comprehensive Guide||HD1361 G65|
|Income/expense & Analysis Office Building||HD1394.I577|
|Internet Resources...International Real Estate..||HD1380.6 C485|
|Investor's Guide to Publicly Traded REIT||HD1382.5 C7|
|Manhattan Cooperative & Condominium Directory||McGraw Desk (HD7287.72 U6 N56)|
|Membership Directory (Inst Real Estate Mgt)||HD1394 I57|
|National Referral Roster||HD253 N34|
|Nelson's Directory of Institutional Real Estate||HD251 N38|
|Northeast industrial development resource guide||HD1393.5.N67|
|Office buildings||HD1393.55 .O140|
|Real Estate Directory of Manhattan||Delivery Desk (HD268 N5 R3)|
|U.S. Real Estate Register||HD1394 I45|
|Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate||HD278.W47|
NYC property maps- Current and historical sources in print and microform
Sanborn Building and Property Atlas of Brooklyn, Queens Staten Island, and other real property maps are available in print (and microform) in the Map Division, at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library.
Property/Real Estate Internet Websites and magazines
ACRIS (Online NYC City Register)
Find a property by Borough, Block and Lot (BBL) or Address. Search NYC property records and view document images.
RealQuest (subscription database for U.S. property)
City Feet.com (Commercial real estate space)
The Cooperator: Coop and Condo Monthly – Print and web publication with a focus on the New York Metro area.
Corcoran Group (Broker)
Costar Group (Commercial real estate listing and real estate information. Subscription required).
Freddie Mac (Mortgages and financing)
Government National Mortgage Association (Ginniemae- Mortgages)
Habitat Magazine (About cooperatives and condominiums)
Halstead’s New York (Broker)
MyCITI Map Portal (NYC)
Through a partnership between the Municipal Art Society and the City of New York, users can access an enhanced New York City Map Portal for detailed maps, building and property data, subway information, community statistics and more.
Netronline (Real Estate and Public Records online) Property information website, subscription required
NYC Buildings Information System (New York City Department of Buildings) Search for information on a property including recorded complaints and violations, actions, applicatons, and inspections.
NYC OASIS (Open Access Space Information System for New York City)
Create NYC maps by zip code, borough, tax block and lot or neighborhood.
NYC Property Information System
Search by borough-block-lot.
International Real Estate Directory (Link to web directories for property around the world)
LoopNet.com (commercial listing service)
National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs – investing)
National Real Estate Investors Association - Real estate investors clubs
New York Times Real Estate Section (search current listings and view articles)
PropertyShark.com (Property website. Search by address, borough, block level. Registration required, and subscription for more than a few searches per day)
Yahoo Real Estate (Directory listings for real estate rentals, new houses, rentals, real estate agents, and mortages)
Online sources for historical property research
For NYC, New Jersey and Connecticut Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970.
Access to large-scale historical maps for towns and cities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. (Proquest.) Sanborn fire insurance maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, architects, geographers, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods. (Accessible onsite at SIBL and in the Map Division, Humanities and Social Sciences Library)
NYPL Digital Gallery. More than 54,000 New York City archival photographs (and their captioned versos) from the 1870s-1970s arranged by borough and street; the majority are exterior building views and neighborhood scenes from the 1910s-1940s.
Also see: Researching an Architectural Structure, a library research guide by the New York Public Library’s Art & Architecture Collection.
Real Estate Journals to browse online
For access outside the library, enter your NYPL bar code if prompted.
Other resources: Real Estate Library
Jack Brause Real Estate Library New York University
Access limited to NYU students and the real estate professional community.
Picture of the Day
Customs station at Chease, on the River Volta, opposite German Togoland (1910). NYPL Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
One of 700,000 pictures in the NYPL Digital Gallery