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Real Estate Terms to Know When Buying Or Selling

 

When you go to sell or buy a home there are many terms you may not be familiar with. Understanding real estate vocabulary can help ensure you don't miss a thing. Here are the definintions of several common terms from realestateabc.com you may encounter throughout the process.

 

Adjustible- Rate Mortgage (ARM):

Mortgage in which interest rate changes periodically according to corresponding fluctuations in an index; all ARMs are tied to an index


Appraisal:

Written justification of the price paid for a property; primarily based on an analysis of similar sales in the area


Appraised Value:

Opinion of a property's fair market value, based on an appraiser's knowledge, experience, and analyisis of the property


Assessed Value:

Valuation placed on property due to changes in market conditions, inflations, or other causes


Biweekly Mortgage:

Mortgage in which you make payments every two weeks, resulting in reducing the time it takes to pay off a mortgage compared to monhly payments


Broker:

In the mortgage industry, the term usually refers to a company or individual that does not lend the money for the loans themselves, but brokers the loans to larger lenders or investors


Closing Costs:

Non- recurring costs are any items paid just once as a result of buying a property or obtaining a loan; pre- paid items are items recur over time, such as property taxes

 

Contingency:

Condition that must be met before a contract is legally binding


Deed:

Legal document conveying title to a property


Depreciation:

Decline in the value of property


Down Payment:

Part of the purchase price of a property that the buyer pays in cash and does not finance with a mortgage 

 

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