An alphabetical list of all terms included in the preceding glossary.
 
 

AAA  syn  American Arbitration Association
abandonment
abatement
abatement of nuisance
absorption rate
abstract of judgment
acceleration clause
acceptance
access
accommodation party
accrued depreciation
acknowledgment
act of God
action
actual knowledge   syn   actual notice
actual notice  syn  actual knowledge
adhesion contract
adjustable rate mortgage,  (ARM) syn  variable interest rate mortgage,  (VIRM)
adjusted tax basis
ADR  syn  alternative dispute resolution
ad valorem
advance syn draw
adversary system
affidavit
AFR  syn  applicable federal rate
after-acquired title
after-tax cash flow
AG   syn  agricultural land
age segregated community
agency
agent
agent tour
agricultural land  syn  AG
airspace rights
alienation clause  syn   due-on-sale clause
allegation
  allegations of fact
alligator investment
all-inclusive note and deed of trust
   syn wraparound mortgage,    creative financing and seller’s financing
all-suite hotel
ALTA  syn  American Land Title Association
alternative dispute resolution, (ADR)
amenity
amenity gap
American Arbitration Association, (AAA)
American Land Title Association insurance policy, (ALTA)
American Society of Real Estate Counselors
amortization
amortize
anaconda mortgage  syn  dragnet clause,and  mother hubbard clause
anchor tenant  syn  prime tenant
annexation
annual constant  syn  constant
annualized percentage rate, (APR)
annuity
answer
anti-deficiency loan syn nonrecourse loan
APN  syn  assessor’s parcel number
appeal
appellant
appellate court
appellee
applicable federal rate,  (AFR)
apportionment
appraisal
appraiser
appreciation
appurtenant
APR  syn  annualized percentage rate
arbitration
arbitrator
arcade
arm’s-length transaction
articles of incorporation
asbestos inspection
as is
asking price
assemblage
assessed value
assessment
assessor   syn   tax assessor
assessor’s parcel number (APN)
asset-backed securities
asset lender  syn  equity lender
assignment
assignment loan  syn  escrow assignment loan
assignment of lease  syn  sublease
assignment-of-rents clause
association
assumption   syn   assumption of mortgage
assumption fee
assumption of mortgage  syn  assumption
attached single family home  syn  paired condo
attestation
attorney at law
attorney-client privilege
attorney in fact
attornment
attractive nuisance
at will
auction listing
authorization to sell
award
axial growth theory
backup loan commitment
backup offer
back-to-back escrows
bad faith
bail out
bailout
balloon payment
ballot box planning
bankruptcy
bar association
bare title  syn  naked legal title
bar examination
baselines
base rent
basing index
basis point
bedroom community
below-market interest rate mortgage, (BMIR)
beneficiary
beneficiary’s statement
bias
bill of sale
binder
bird dog
biting the bullet
biweekly mortgage
blanket deed of trust or mortgage  syn  overriding deed of trust
blanket policy   syn   master policy
bleeding  syn  milking
bleeding a project
blended mortgage
blended space
blended vacancy rate
blight area
blind ad
BLM  syn  Bureau of Land Management
blockbusting
blue sky
BMIR  syn  below-market interest rate mortgage
board of directors
Board of Realtors
boilerplate
boiler room sales
bona fide
bonus value
boondoggle
boot
bottom fishing
bottom line
bottom out
bottomed out
bow-tie loan
box home
bracketing
breach of contract
breakeven point
bridge financing  syn  gap financing
briefs
broker
brokered loan
broker incentives
broom clean
builder  syn  general contractor
building codes
Building Owners and Managers Association
building permit
building residual technique
build-out
build to suit
bull-for-a-bear deal
bullet loan
bundle of rights theory
burden of proof
Bureau of Land Management, (BLM)
business invitee
buy down
buyer cash out   syn  buyer walkaway,and  overfinance
buyer's listing
buyer's market
buyer's remorse
buyer walkaway  syn  buyer cash out  and  overfinance
buying a lawsuit
buying farm
buy-out option
buy time
by-laws
BYWOB
California Land Title Association, (C.L.T.A.) policy of title insurance
callable loan
can of worms
cap
cap-per-payment adjustment
capital gain
capital gains tax
capitalization
capitalization rate   syn   cap rate
cap rate  syn  capitalization rate
carryback mortgage
case citation
case-in-chief
case in equity
case law
cashed out
cashes out
cash-flow mortgage
cash sale
cash throwoff  syn   spendable cash flow
casualty insurance   syn   hazard insurance
cause of action
caveat emptor
CBD  syn  central business district
CC&R’s  syn  covenants,conditions & restrictions
central business district,  (CBD)
certificate of limited partnership
certificate of occupancy
certified mortgage banker, (CMB)
certified property manager,  (CPM)
certified residential banker, (CRB)
certified residential specialist, (CRS)
chain of title
challenge (of juror)
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Chapter 11 reorganization
Chapter 13 adjustment of debts
cherrypick
citation
clear title
close  syn  close of escrow, (COE),settlement, and passing
close corporation
close of escrow,  (COE)  syn  settlement,  close, and passing
closed-end mortgage
closing costs
closing statement
cloud on title
CLTA  syn  California Land Title Association
cluster housing
CMA  syn  Comparable Market Analysis
CMB  syn  Certified Mortgage Banker
CMO  syn  collateralized mortgage obligation
COE  syn  close of escrow
COFI  11th District Cost of Funds Index  for ARMs
cold listing
collateral
collateral assignment agreement
collateralized mortgage obligation, (CMO)
color of title
commercial easement
commercial zone
commission
commission rebate
common areas
common interest development
common stock
community plan
community property
community (shopping) center
comparative market analysis
comparative negligence
compliance agreement
complaint
complaint, civil
comps
concurrent escrow instructions
condemnation
conditional use permit
condo  syn  condominium
condominium   syn   condo
conduit
conforming mortgage
connection fees
Connie Mac
consanguinity
construction loan
constructive eviction
constructive knowledge   syn   notice
contingency   syn   contingency clause,  escape clause, subject-to clause weasel clause
contingency fee
contingency period
contingent liability
contract
contract for deed  syn  land contract,  and installment contract
  contract for sale   syn   purchase contract,  marketing contract,  and  deposit receipt
contract rate  syn  face rate and  nominal rate
contract zoning
conventional loan
convertible mortgage
convey   syn   grant
cookie cutter housing
cooperating broker
cooperation
co-ownership   syn  cotenancy
corner influence
corner influence table
corporate by-laws
corporation
cost approach
cotenancy  syn  co-ownership
counselor of real estate, (CRE)
counterclaim  syn cross-complaint
court-annexed arbitration
court deed
court of equity
court trial
covenant not to compete
covenant of quiet enjoyment
covenants, conditions, and restrictions, (CC&R’s)
covering your assets, (CYA)
CPM  syn  Certified Property Manager
CRB  syn  Certified Residential Banker
CRE  syn  Counselor of Real Estate
cream-puff borrower
creative financing  syn  seller’s financing, all-inclusive note, and wraparound mortgage
credit
credit ap  syn  credit application
credit application   syn   credit ap
credit lender
credit scoring
cross-complaint   syn   counterclaim
CRS  syn Certified Residential Specialist
CRV  syn  certificate of reasonable value
cubage
cul-de-sac
curable depreciation
curb appeal
cure a default
custom-built house
cut-rate financing  syn   discount financing
CYA   syn  covering your assets
cybertecture
Daddy Mac mortgage
damages
d.b.a.
DCF  syn  discounted cash flow analysis
dead end street
deal
deal killers
deal point
debtor  syn  mortgagor
debt service
debt to income ratio
deceit  syn  misrepresentation and  fraud
declaration of homestead
declaratory judgment
dedication
deed
deed in lieu of foreclosure
deed of reconveyance   syn   recon and  reconveyance
deed of sale
deed of trust  syn  real mortgage and mortgage
deed restrictions
deep pockets
default
default judgment
default ratio
defendant
deferred maintenance
deficiency judgment
deficiency loan
delayed exchange  syn  Starker exchange
delegation
delinquency date
delivery and acceptance
demurrer
density
Department of Housing and Urban
 Development, (HUD)
deposit  syn  earnest money, binder, and good faith money
depositions
deposit receipt   syn   purchase contract, contract for sale, and marketing contract
depreciation
designated real estate broker
detached condo  syn  single family  condo
detached single family home
developer
development loan
director (of corporation)
disclaimer  syn  exculpatory clause and  hold harmless clause
discount
discounted cash flow analysis, (DCF)
discounted mortgage loan
discount financing  syn  cut-rate financing
discount points
discount real estate broker
discovery procedures
disguised option
disguised sale
disintermediation
distressed property
documentary transfer tax
dog
dollhouse
don't wanter
double-ender
double escrow
down payment
down zoning
dragnet clause   syn   anaconda mortgage,  and  mother hubbard clause
draw
dried up market
drive-by
dry closing
dry mortgage
dry up
dual agency
duds and doers
due date
due-on clause  syn  alienation clause
due-on further encumbrance clause
due-on-sale clause
dummy   syn  straw
early payoff mortgage  syn fifteen year mortgage
earnest money   syn   deposit, binder, and good faith money
easement
easement by implication
easement by prescription
echo house  syn  granny flat
economic cloud on title
economic life
economic rent
effective gross rent
efficient and procuring cause
EIR  syn  environmental impact report
elastic mortgage
eleventh hour
eligibility
emblement
eminent domain
empty nester
encroachment
encumber
encumbrance
end loan
entertainment-based retail center
entitlement process
entrepreneur
entry level market
environmental impact report,  (EIR)
EOV  syn  estimate of value
equitable mortgage
equitable owner
equity
equity buildup
equity kicker
equity lender
equity-purchase laws  syn   home equity laws
equity-sharing
equity skimming
escalator clause
escape clause  syn  contingency contingency clause, subject-to clause, and weasel clause
escrow
escrow account
escrow agent
escrow assignment loan  syn assignment loan
escrow company
escrow for deed
estate for years  syn  tenancy for years
estates in land
estoppel certificate
ethics
eurostyle kitchen design
evict
eviction, legal
eviction, wrongful
evidence
exaction
exclusionary zoning
exclusive-agency listing   syn  listing agreement,
exclusive listing  syn  listing agreement
exculpatory clause   syn   disclaimer,  and  hold harmless clause
executive suite operator
exhaustion
exhaustion of administrative remedies
exit strategy
expandable second  synline-of-credit mortgage
expense participating lease
exposure
express agreement
extended coverage title insurance
face-lift
face rate   syn   contract rate,  and nominal rate
face value
fair housing laws
Fannie Mae   syn  Federal National Mortgage   Association, (FNMA)
FAR  syn  floor ratio area
farm
feasibility analysis   syn  feasibility study
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation,  (FHLMC)  syn   Freddie  Mac
Federal Housing Administration,  (FHA)
Federal National Mortgage Association,  (FNMA)   syn  Fannie  Mae
fee
fee appraiser
fee simple absolute
FHA loan
FHLMC  syn  Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation and Freddie Mac
FICA  syn  self-employment tax
fictitious deed of trust
fiduciary relationship
fifteen year mortgage    syn   early payoff mortgage
fill
filtering down
finance   syn   loan
Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery,  Enforcement Act of 1989, (FIRREA)
financing package
finder's fee
FIRREA  syn  Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, Enforcement Act of 1989
first deed of trust  syn  first mortgage
first mortgage   syn   first deed of trust
fixed rate mortgage   syn   traditional mortgage
fixer-upper   syn   handyman's special

fixture
fizz ba  syn  FSBA
fizz bo  syn  FSBO
flake
flashing an offer
floor area ratio,  (FAR)
forceable eviction
foreclosure
forfeiture
forwarding fee
found money
fraud   syn   misrepresentation, and deceit
Freddie Mac  syn  Federal Home Loan  Mortgage Corporation , (FHMLC)
free and clear
free look
frontage
front money  syn  seed money
FSBA   syn  fizz ba
FSBO   syn   fizz bo
full cash value
full fee broker
full-price offer
fully serviced lease
functional obsolescence
funding escrow
fuse
future interest
gap financing   syn   bridge financing
garbage fees
garden home
gazebo
general contractor   syn   builder
general partner
general partnership
general plan
gentrification
gerrymandering
get rich quick schemes
GIM  syn  gross income multiplier
gingerbread
Ginnie Mae  syn  Government National  Mortgage Association
going rate
 

 golden retirement annuity syn Grannie Mae mortgage and reverse annuity mortgage.
good faith money  syn  earnest money,deposit, and binder
good title
grace period
graduated lease
graduated-payment mortgage,  (GYP EM)
grandfather clause
grand theft
Grannie Mae mortgage  syn  golden retirement annuity and reverse annuity mortgage
granny flat   syn   echo house
grant  syn  convey
grant deed
greater fool theory
greenbelt
GRI   syn  Graduate Realtors Institute
gross income multiplier,  (GIM)
gross lease
gross profit ratio
ground lease
guaranteed purchase   syn  guaranteed trade-in plan
guaranteed trade-in plan  syn guaranteed purchase
GYP EM  syn  graduated-payment mortgage
habitability
handyman’s special  syn  fixer-upper
hard dollars  syn  hard money
hard money   syn   hard dollars
hard money loan  syn  recourse loan
hardball
hard sell
hassle factor
hazard insurance  syn  casualty insurance
head lease  syn  main lease, master lease,  principal lease, original lease, and  underwriting lease
hearsay evidence
heavy hitter
HFA  syn  Housing Finance Agency
HHFA  syn  Housing and Home Finance Agency
highest and best use
HOA  syn  homeowner’s association
hodge-podge development
hold harmless clause  syn  disclaimer and exculpatory clause
holder of mortgage
holding agreement
holdover tenant   syn   tenant at sufferance
home equity laws  syn  equity purchase laws
home equity loan
home improvement loan
home inspection report
home inspection service
home inspector
homeowners' association, (HOA)  syn   property owners' association,  (POA)
homeowners' policy of insurance
homeowners' tax exemption
homeowners' warranty,  (HOW)
homestead
hometel
horse property
hot listing
hot market
house-poor homeowner
housing affordability index
Housing and Home Finance Agency, (HHFA)
Housing and Urban Development, (HUD)
Housing Finance Agency,  (HFA)
housing starts
HOW  syn  homeowner’s warranty
HUD  syn  Housing and Urban Development
hundred percent location
hybrid ARM
hype
impeach
implied agreement
implied covenant of quiet enjoyment
implied warranty of habitability
impound account
income approach
income limits
income property
incubator space
incurable depreciation
index lease
indict
industrial park
industrial property
infill development
inflated appraisal
infrastructure
initial investment
injunction
in-law units
inner city
inside lot
installment contract  syn  contract for deed and  land contract
Institute of Real Estate Management, (IREM)
intelligent building  syn  smart office building, telecommunications enhanced real estate,    (TERE) and shared tenant services, (STS)
intentional tort
interest or interest rate
interference with an economically advantageous relationship
interim financing
inter-institutional paralysis
interior decorator
interior designer
interpleader
interrogatories
interstate land sales
in the pipeline
inverse condemnation
investment tax credit
invitee
IREM  syn  Institute of Real Estate Management
joint and several liability
joint tenancy with right of survivorship
joint venture
judgment
judgment affirmed, modified, or reversed and remanded for new trial
judgment creditor
judgment debtor
judgment lien
judgment non obstante veredicto (n.o.v.)
judgment-proof
judicial actions and remedies
judicial foreclosure
judicial sale
jumbo loan
junior lien
jurisdiction
jury instructions
jury trial
key lot
kicker
kick-out clause
kiosk
kiss
kit homes
land acquisition loan
land contract  syn  contract for deed and  installment contract
landlocked
landlord
landlord’s lien
land office business
land packager
land poor
landscape architect
landscape contractor
landscape designer
large lot zoning   syn   low-density zoning
lawsuit   syn   litigation
lawyers’ law   syn   procedural law
lead lender
leapfrog development
lease
leaseback rent guarantee
leased fee mortgage
leasehold
leasehold mortgage
lease-option  syn  lease with option to buy
lease with option to buy   syn   lease-option
lease with option to renew
leasing co-op
legal assistants
lemonading
lessee
lessor
letter of credit
letter of intent
lettuce
level-payment mortgage
leverage
lien
lien release
life estate
life tenant
light industrial zone
light manufacturing zone
light rail system
like kind exchange  syn  tax-free exchange
limited liability company, (LLC)
limited liability of stockholders
limited liability partnership, (LLP)
limited partner
limited partnership
line-of-credit mortgage   syn  expandable second
linkage
liquidated damages
liquidated damages clause
lis pendens
list
listing
listing agent
listing agreement
listing package
litigious
LLC  syn  limited liability company
LLP  syn  limited liability partnership
load
load factor
loan  syn  finance
loan commitment
loan correspondent
loan fees
loan modification
loan origination fee
loan package
loan ratio
loan-to-value ratio, (LTV)
loan underwriting
location, location, location
locked-in interest rate
locked-in loan
locked out home buyers
lo-doc loan
log home
lot
lowball offer
low-density zoning  syn  large lot zoning
LTV  syn  loan-to-value ratio
MAI  syn  Member Appraisal Institute
main lease  syn  master lease, head or principal lease, underwriting lease and original lease
mall
management fee
management survey
manufactured home
manufacturing zone
marginal buyer
marketable title
market data approach
marketing contract  syn  contract for sale; deposit receipt, and purchase contract
marketing plan
market rate interest
market rent
market value
master lease   syn   head lease, underwriting lease, principal lease, main lease, and original  lease
master planned community
maturity
maximum mortgage amount
maximum rate
MBA  syn  Mortgage Bankers Association
MCC  syn  mortgage credit certificate
mechanic’s lien
mediation
melon  syn  pie
Member Appraisal Institute, (MAI)
memorandum of lease   syn   short-form lease and skeleton lease
memorandum of option
merger, doctrine of
mid-price office buildings
milking   syn   bleeding
mingles
minimall
misrepresentation  syn  deceit and  fraud
mistrial
mitigation of damage
MLS  syn  multiple listing service
MMI  syn  mortgage insurance
mobile home
mobile home lot
mobile home park   syn  mobile home subdivision
mobile home subdivision  syn  mobile home park
model home
moderate-income family
modular home
moratorium
mortgage  syn  real mortgage  and deed of trust
mortgage banker   syn mortgage company
Mortgage Banker Association, (MBA)
mortgage bond program
mortgage broker
mortgage company   syn  mortgage banker
mortgage credit certificate, (MCC)
mortgagee
mortgagee in possession
mortgage information service
mortgage insurance,  (MMI)  syn   mutual insurance
mortgage insurance premium
mortgage interest deduction
mortgage loan servicing
mortgage loan underwriting
mortgage note   syn   promissory note
mortgage out
mortgage participation certificate, (PC)
mortgage redemption insurance
mortgage revenue bonds
mortgagor   syn   debtor
mother hubbard clause  syn  anaconda mortgage and dragnet clause
motion to court
motion to produce
move-up buyer   syn   trade-up buyer
multi-family
multiple listing service,  (MLS)
multi-plex theatre
mutual insurance  syn  mortgage insurance, (MMI)
naked legal title   syn   bare title
NAR   syn  National Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors, (NAR)
National Institute of Real Estate Brokers, (NIREB)
negative amortization
negative declaration
neighborhood (shopping) center
neighbor law
NEPA  syn National Environmental Protection Agency
nest egg
net lease   syn   triple net lease
net listing
net rentable
neutral expert fact-finding
NIREB  syn  National Institute of Real Estate Brokers
no-equity or negative equity home mortgage
NOD  syn  notice of default
nominal rate  syn  face rate  and contract rate
nominee
nonconforming mortgage lenders
nonexclusive listing  syn  open
nonjudicial foreclosure
nonrecourse debt
no points conventional loan
notarized
notary public
note
note brokerage
notice  syn  constructive knowledge
notice of cancellation of escrow
notice of default,  (NOD)
notice of delinquency
notice of nonresponsibility
notice of trustee’s sale,  (NTS)
novation
NTS  syn  notice of trustee’s sale
nuisance
null and void
nut
office park
off-site improvements
on-site improvements
on-the-street
open-end mortgage
open house
open listing   syn  nonexclusive listing
OPM  syn  other people’s money
option
option money
oral contract
ordinances
ordinary wear and tear
original lease  syn  master lease, head lease,  underwriting lease,  principal lease, and main lease
origination fee
other people’s money, (OPM)
overfinance  syn  buyer cash out and  buyer walkaway
overriding deed of trust   syn   blanket deed of trust or mortgage
overriding interest
owner-occupancy agreement
owner-occupant
package mortgage
paired condo   syn  attached single family home
PAM  syn  pledged account mortgage
panel D
panelized home
paper
paper losses
paper profit
paralegal
parol-evidence rule
partial deed of reconveyance
partially amortizing loan
partial performance
partial reconveyance
partial release clause
participation mortgages
participatory legal representation
partition
passing  syn  close of escrow, (COE),  close, and settlement
patio home
payee
payment shock
payor or maker
pay rate
peaceable eviction
percentage lease
performance bond
performance deed of trust
perjury
permanent financing   syn  take-out financing
permissive waste
PFA  syn  plucked from air appraisal
phoney listing
pie   syn   melon
piggyback loan
pipeline
PIQ  syn  property in question
PITI  syn  Principal, Interest, Taxes, and  Insurance
plain vanilla title policy
plaintiff
planned development,  (PD)
planned unit development, (PUD)
plat
pleadings
pledged account mortgage, (PAM)
plot plan
plottage value
plucked from air appraisal, (PFA)
plug
PMI  syn  private mortgage insurance
POA  syn  Property Owner’s Association
pocket listing
points
pool of mortgages
portfolio
portfolio income
portfolio lender
portfolio loan
positive cash flow
possession
possessory lien
power of attorney
power of sale
PRE   syn   prelim and preliminary title report
precedents, doctrine of
preemption agreement  syn  right of first refusal
prefabricated home
prelim  syn  PRE   and preliminary title report
preliminary subdivision map
preliminary title report,  syn  PRE and prelim
premium
prepaid rent
prepayment penalty
preponderance of evidence
prescriptive easements
present value
pretrial proceeding
price allocation
price ladder
price list leader
price list loser
pride of ownership
prime interest rate
prime tenant  syn  anchor tenant
principal, interest, taxes and insurance, (PITI)
principal lease  syn  head lease,underwriting lease, master lease main lease,  and  original lease
principle of anticipation
principle of change
principle of increasing and decreasing returns
principle of substitution
priority of liens
private mortgage insurance, (PMI)
private offering  syn   private placement
private placement  syn  private offering
probate properties
procuring cause
promissory note   syn   mortgage note
property in question, (PIQ)
property management fee
property owners' association, (POA)  syn  homeowners’ association, (HOA)
property profile
property tax
property tax rate
prospecting
public report
PUD  syn  planned unit development
puffing
punitive (or exemplary) damages
purchase and leaseback
purchase contract  syn   deposit receipt,  contract for sale, and marketing contract
purchase lease-option
purchase-money mortgage
purchase-money second
pyramiding
qualifying interest rate
questions of fact
questions of law
quicksand effect
quiet enjoyment
quiet title
quiet title action
quitclaim deed
quoted price  syn  quoted rate
quoted rate   syn   quoted price
R-1 zone
R-2 zone
R-3 zone
RA   syn  residential appraiser
racial steering
ranchette
ranchownership
rate of return on equity, (ROE)
rate of return on investment, (ROI)
rate of return on total capital, (ROR)
raw land
R & D
ready, willing, and able buyer
real estate   syn   realty
real estate agent
real estate broker
real estate deal
real estate investment trust, (REIT)
real estate law
real estate limited partnership, (RELP)
real estate mortgage trust, (REMT)
real estate owned,  (REO)
Real Estate Securities and Syndication Institute, (RESSI)
Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, (RESPA)
real mortgage   syn   mortgage and   deed of trust.
real property
real property securities dealer
realtist
realtor
realtor associate
Realtors National Marketing Institute,  (RNMI)
realty  syn  real estate
reasonable attorneys fees
recon  syn  reconveyance and deed of reconveyance
reconveyance syn recon and deed of reconveyance
recourse loan   syn   hard money loan
recordation
red herring
red ribbon deal
red tape
redlining
reference rate
refinance loan
refinancing
regional shopping center
regulation Z
rehab  syn  rehabilitation
rehabbing
rehabilitation   syn   rehab
reinstatement
reinstatement period
REIT  syn  real estate investment trust
release clause
RELP  syn  real estate limited partnership
remainderman
REMT  syn  real estate mortgage trust
renegotiate
renewable loan
renovation
rent
rent-a-broker
rental agreement
rental apartment
rental value
rent concession
rent control
renters insurance
rent guarantee\
rent skimming
rent-up period
REO  syn  real estate owned
repair and deduct
repo
reproduction cost
request for admission of facts
request for notice of default
residence
resident manager
residential appraiser, (RA)
residential land lease
residential member, (RM)
residential property
residential zone
Resolution Trust Corporation, (RTC)
RESPA  syn  Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
RESSI  syn  Real Estate Securities and Syndication Institute
restoration
restructure of debt
resyndication
retaliatory eviction
return on investment, (ROI)
revamp rate
revenue bond
reverse annuity mortgage
reverse paper
right of first refusal   syn  preemption agreement
right of reinstatement
right-of-way
ringer
RM  Syn Residential Member
RNMI  syn  Realtors National Marketing Institute
ROE  syn  rate of return on equity
ROI  syn  rate of return on investment
rolling options
rollover mortgage
rollover of principal residence
ROR  syn  rate of return on total capital
row houses
royalty
RTC  syn  Resolution Trust Corporation
runs with the land
rural
saddle
sale-leaseback
salesmanship
salesperson
sales price
sandwiched trust deed
sandwich lease
satellite tenant
satisfaction of judgment
satisfaction of mortgage
savings and loan   syn   thrift
scam
S corporation
screening fee
secondary financing
secondary mortgage market
second mortgage
second mortgage crank
securitization of real estate
security
security deposit
seed money   syn   front money
see-through skyline
self-employment tax,  (FICA)
self-help
seller’s financing  syn  creative financing all-inclusive note and deed, and   wraparound mortgage
seller’s market
seller's remorse
selling agent
Senior Real Estate Analyst, (SREA)
Senior Residential Appraiser,(SRA)
senior mortgage
Senior Real Property Appraiser, (SRPA)
Senior Right of Way Agent, (SR/WA)
separate property
separation
servicing
servicing rights
settlement  syn  close of escrow, (COE), close, and passing
severance damage
shakeout
shared appreciation loan for seniors
shared tenant services,  (STS)  syn smart office building,intelligent building and telecommunications enhanced real estate, (TERE)
shell lease
sheriff’s deed
sheriff’s sale
shopper
shortfall
short-form lease   syn   skeleton lease, and memorandum of lease
short-fuse mortgage
short sale
sick building
signing a house
silent loan
silent second
single-digit mortgage rate
single family condo   syn   detached condo
single family residence
SIR  syn  Society of Industrial Realtors
site
skeleton lease  syn  short-form lease,and memorandum of lease
sky lease
smart house
smart office building syn  intelligent building,telecommunications enhanced real estate       (TERE) and shared tenant services, (STS)
smoking gun
Society of Industrial Realtors, (SIR)
soft dollars
soft market
soft price
soft sell
spec
specialist in real estate securities, (SRS)
specific performance
speculator
spendable cash flow
spite fence
split commission
split level home
split-lot duplex
split-rate financing
split-time financing
spot zoning
spread or margin
square foot cost
SRA  syn  Senior Residential Appraiser
SREA  syn  Senior Real Estate Analyst
SRPA   syn  Senior Real Property Appraiser
SRS  syn  specialist in real estate securities
SR/WA  syn  Senior Right of Way Agent
standard housing
standard title insurance
stare decisis, doctrine of
Starker exchange  syn  delayed exchange
starter home
statute of frauds
statute of limitations
statutory law
steering
step-up clause
step-up lease
sticker shock
stiffed
strict liability
strip shopping center
STS  syn  shared tenant services
subdivision home
subject-to clause  syn  contingency,contingency clause,escape clause, and
 weasel clause
sublease  syn  assignment of lease
sub-par loan
subordinate
subordination agreement
subpoena
subsurface rights
substitution of collateral clause
summons
sweat equity
sweetener
swing loan
syndication
T lot
table
take-out financing   syn   permanent financing
tandem homes
target housing
tax assessor  syn  assessor
tax basis
tax deductibility
tax-free exchange   syn   like kind exchange
TDR  syn  transferable development rights
teaser rate of interest
tenancy by the entirety
tenancy for years   syn   estate for years
tenancy in common
tenant
tenant at sufferance  syn  holdover tenant
tenant improvements (TIs)
tenants' union
TERE  telecommunications enhanced real estate  syn  intelligent building, smart office building, and shared tenant services, (STS)
termite inspection
testilying
the check is in the mail
thin equity
thread
three-two-one buy-down
three & two, or 3&2
thrift  syn  savings and loan
tight contract
tight house
tight market
tight money market
time-is-of-the-essence
tired listing
title company
title insurance
title search
tort litigation
townhouse
township
tract house
tract index
trade down
trade fixture
trade-up buyer  syn  move-up buyer
trading down
traditional mortgage  syn fixed rate mortgage
trailing spouse
transaction coordinator
transfer tax
transferable developments rights, (TDRs)
trial courts
triple A tenant
triple net lease  syn  net leasing
triplex
trust account
trust deed
trustee
trustee in bankruptcy
trustee’s deed
truth in lending
two-step or 7/23 loan
underlying fee
underwriting
underwriting lease  syn  head lease, principal lease, main lease, master lease  and   original lease
undivided interests
unexecuted deposit receipt
Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, (URLTA)
unimproved land
unit
unlawful detainer
unleveraged purchase
upgrade buyers
URLTA  syn  Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
upscale project
upscale retirees
urban renewal
urban sprawl
useable square footage
VA loan
variable interest rate mortgage, (VIRM) syn  adjustable rate mortgage,(ARM)
variable payment mortgage
variable rate mortgage
vegetable soup
verdict
vertical subdivision
vested remainder
vested rights
VHMCP  syn  voluntary home mortgage credit program
VIRM  syn  variable interest rate mortgage adjustable rate  mortgage, (ARM)
voluntary home mortgage credit program, (VHMCP)
vulture fund
walk-through inspection
walk-up
wall street mortgages
WAM  syn  wraparound mortgage, creative financing, all-inclusive note and deed of trust
warehousing loans
waste
weasel clause  syn  contingency, contingency clause, escape clause, and
subject-to clause
window lot
win-win deal
without recourse
woodjatake
working capital
workout
wraparound mortgage   syn  creative financing, seller’s financing, and
 all-inclusive note and deed of trust
written interrogatories
zero coupon financing
 zero percent mortgage,    (ZPM)
 ZPM  syn  zero percent mortgage