Real Estate Glossary

Real Estate Glossary
Our glossary is the largest dictionary of real estate and construction terms on the Internet with almost 10,000 definitions.

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A program of the Department of Veteran Affairs, which allows most veterans to purchase a house without a down payment.

A loan made through the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Home loans backed by the Veterans Administration which issues a 60% loan guarantee for an amount up to $27,500 as a mortgage on a principal residence only and with no down payment.

Losses incurred by owner due to tenant failure to pay rent or because property is unoccupied.

Estimated percentage of rental that won't be made because of actual and anticipated vacancies.

Percentage of unoccupied rental property. Idle space causes significant cash drain when cash inflows are not received to offset the cash outflows of maintenance. Most properties have a minimum occupancy rate to break even.

Unoccupied property, not currently being used. It may have utilities and off-site improvements as contrasted with raw land with no improvements or structures.

To leave a property. If the legally agreed upon term is not fulfilled, vacating a property does not relieve the occupant of liability.

A home owned in addition to a person's primary residence. Interest and real estate taxes are tax deductible with the IRS.

An area containing nothing. A void. A lack of atmosphere.

A piece of equipment used to measure the vacuum present in a container.

A pump used to evacuate air form a container to create a vacuum.

A horizontal panel attached to the top of a window to cover the top of curtains or draperies.

A series of fixtures positioned behind a valance providing an indirect light source.

Factual information. Representations made by a realtor to a prospective purchaser fall into this category.

An agreement that is legally binding because it is in conformity with all legal requirements and conditions.

Legally proper instrument which transfers title of real estate from seller to buyer.

1. Level land at a low point between two mountains.
2. The corner where two roof slopes meet.

Waterproofing the joint of a roof.

Roof that has a concave angle.

Value is exchanged in accordance with an agreement involving performance currently or in the future by the parties. Without reasonable consideration for performance a contract may not be valid.

Estimated worth of a property as valued through an appraisal.

An expression of monetary worth of a particular piece of real estate.

Worth of the property part which is left subsequent to a condemnation action.

Market price of all the property prior to a condemnation proceeding.

The giving of money, goods or services in exchange for another good or service provided by another party.

Discounted value of net cash to be obtained from a property calculated by consideration of annual cash inflows plus the disposal value.

One of a variety of devices used to control the flow of liquid or gas in a system.

The point in a perspective drawing where horizontal lines converge.

A bathroom cabinet in which a sink is mounted.

A fluid in gaseous form.

Material that prevents the passage of moisture.

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