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.

Ea - Ed - Ele - En - Ep - Es - Ex - Exp - Ext

To stretch out or draw out. To enlarge in area, scope, influence, etc.

Protection over and above that of a standard policy or warranty and covers things that might otherwise be excluded.

HVAC systems use this type of ducting with a large central duct with smaller branches routed out.

The granting of additional time to conduct a specific act. Alternately, a part that forms a continuation or addition.

Written agreement between parties to extend the terms of a document.

To lengthen the reach of a drill bit, this metal rod extension with grippers is fitted into the drill motor chuck.

Portable electrical cord, in various lengths, that is used to access a source of electricity not readily available.

Method of locating a drawing dimension in an area different from the actual place by use of an extension line because of crowding in the drawing.

Ruler that folds into itself and can be extended to measure.

The broad use of credit to purchase a security. The current (1994) rules of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) state that an investor must have at least 50% of the cost of a security in cash. An investor using extensive margin would be using the maximum credit available to purchase securities increasing the risk should the market value of the purchased securities decline and trigger a broker's call for additional cash to mark the margin to the market value.

Generally referring to the outside of a building.

Water-resistant panels, made with a core that is wrapped with water repellent being facing paper, which are used outside where there is limited exposure to the elements. Joints are finished off with joint tape and water resistant joint compound and the panels can be used without decoration. Panels are 4 feet in width and eight or twelve feet in length with either ½" or 5/8" thickness, with the 5/8" thickness being fire-resistant rated.

Door used in a doorway, which has exposure to the elements on the outside.

The external covering finish of a structure, which protects it from the elements. Exterior finish material including shingles, siding and paints are designed to resist severe weathering effects as well as providing decoration.

Outside wall of a structure which is normally insulated to protect the interior of the structure. Exterior walls can also be load-bearing walls.

Engine that obtains it power by a combustion process outside the engine.

Also referred to as an outside corner, this corner protrudes into a room.

Resistance of lumber to an applied load.

The forming or shaping of a material by forcing it through a small opening.

Metal that has been forced through a die to shape it.

The process of forming or shaping a material by forcing it through a small opening.

Hole in the head of a tool. Loop of metal or thread. Opening which allows an object to be passed through.

Threaded bolt with a portion bent into an eye at one end.

Reinforced hole.

Safety glasses used to prevent foreign object from entering into an eye.

Shank end of a wood screw bent into an eye.

Return to Top

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

RealtorĀ® Broker
Swan Point Inc.
14930 Abelia Court
PO Box 7
Swan Point, MD 20645
Office: (301)259-4400
Fax: (301)259-4244
Cell: 301-873-1904