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Definition of Real Estate Terms

Are you confused and overwhelmed by the extensive lexicon of real estate terms and words?

Every person working in real estate or planning to buy or sell real estate can benefit by using our free real estate dictionary. This dictionary of real estate terms is one of the most extensive in the industry and is used by many real estate agents, real estate brokers, mortgage brokers, and instructors in major real estate schools across the country.

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Popular Real Estate Terms


1. The exchange of goods or services for an amount of money or its equivalent; the act of selling.
2. An instance of selling.


A written instrument which when properly executed (signed) and delivered (accepted) conveys title to real property from one party to another.


A compensation for a particular act.

See Fee Simple and Fee Simple Estate.

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