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Glossary

This combination Real Estate Glossary and Personal Finance Glossary provides definitions of commonly used real estate and personal finance terms. All definitions are listed below, arranged in alphabetical order.

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

#

A

Abstract of Title

Acceleration Clause

Addendum

Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM)

Adjusted Gross Income

Agency

Agency Closing

Agent

Agreement of Sale

Amortization

Annual Percentage Rate (APR)

Any-Occupation Policy

Application

Application Fee

Appraisal

Articles-of-Agreement for Deed

Assumption of Mortgage

B

Balloon Mortgage

Bond

Building Code and Condition Coverage

Building Line or Setback

Buy Down

Buyer Broker

Buyer's Market

C

Capital Gain

Capital Loss

Certificate of Title

Cash Surrender Value

Cash Value Policy

Catastrophic Care

Chain of Title

Churning

Common Stock

Consumer Price Index (CPI)

D

Debt Service

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Dependent

Dividends
(more glossary entries below useful links)

E

Endorsement

Equity

Estimated Tax Payments

F

Fee Simple

Fiduciary Duty

Filing Status

First Mortgage

Fixture

Foreclosure

G

Gift Letter

Good Faith Estimate (GFE)

Grace Period

Graduated Payment Mortgage

Guaranteed Cost Replacement

Guaranteed Renewable Policy

H

Hazard Insurance

Holdback

Homeowner's Association

Homeowner's Insurance

Home Inspection

Home Warranty

I

Income Replacement Policy

Installment Contract for Deed

Institutional Investors or Lenders

Interest

Interest-Only Mortgage

Interest Rate Cap

IRS Penalty

J

Joint Tenancy

K

L

Landscape

Late Charge

Lease with an Option to Buy

Lender

Lessee

Lessor

Letter of Intent

Leverage

Lien

Listing

Loan

Loan Commitment

Loan Origination Fee

Loan-to-Value Ratio

Location

Lock-In

M

Maintenance Fee

Mortgage

Mortgage Banker

Mortgage Broker

Mortgagee

Mortgagor

Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

N

Negative Amortization

No-Fault Insurance

Non-Cancelable Policy

O

Option to Purchase

Origination Fee

Ownership

Own-Occupation Policy

P

Package Mortgage

Paper

Personal Articles Rider

Personal Injury Protection

Personal Property

PITI

Pledged Account

Point

Possession

Power of Attorney

Prepaid Interest

Prepayment Penalty

Prequalifying for a Loan

Principal

Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

Property Tax

Proration

Purchase Agreement

Purchase Money Mortgage

Q

Quit-claim Deed

R

Real Rate of Return

Real Estate

Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Attorney

Real Estate Broker

Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)

Realtist

Realtor

Recording

Redlining

Regulation M

Regulation Z

Replacement Insurance

Reserve

S

Sale-Leaseback

Sales Contract

Sales Tax

Second Mortgage

Seller Broker

Settlement Statement

Shared Appreciation Mortgage

Special Assessment

Standard Deduction

Stock Broker

Subagent

Subdivision

Subvented Lease

T

Tax Audit

Tax Exemption

Tax Lien

Taxable Income

Tenancy by the Entirety

Tenants in Common

Title

Title Company

Title Insurance

Transaction Fees

Treasuries

Treasury Bills (T-Bills)

Trust Account

U

Umbrella Liability Policy

Underwriter

V

Variable Interest Rate

Void

Voluntary Lien

W

Waiver

Withholding

Withholding Allowance

X

Y

Z

Zoning

 

 

 

 

 

 

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