Real Estate Glossary

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



 
La - Lan - Las - Le - Leg - Li - Lim - Liq - Lo - Lot


1. Readily flowing fluid whose molecules move freely with respect to each other, unlike a solid, but not expanding indefinitely like a gas because of cohesive forces.
2. Financial status whereby an individual or business can convert a significant percentage of assets to cash quickly.
3. Characteristic of an investment. Indicates that the investment can be quickly sold or converted to cash.

Assets that can be converted to cash quickly, including money in money- market accounts, savings and checking accounts and some certificates of deposit.

Material, such as asphalt or tar based liquid containing glass fibers, which is applied to a roof and solidifies to form a membrane to seal the roof.

Non-destructive test, which uses a penetrating dye to locate, cracks in the surface of a material, particularly a nonporous material.

Non-water proof glue that works best with joints that already fit tightly.

Chemical solution that is used to remove thin layers of surface coatings, rather than using sandpaper.

Flexible, protective tubing, which is covered with waterproof plastic coating.

Fuel made from propane, butane or a combination.

To convert assets into money. To dispose of or get rid of.

Amount agreed upon that one party will pay the other in the event of a breach of a contract.

Conversion of assets into money. The breaking up and selling assets of a company for cash distribution to its creditors and then owners. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a liquidation.

Cash value or other consideration that can be received in a forced sale of assets. Liquidation value is typically less than that which could be received from selling assets in the normal course of business.

Amount a property would bring under an immediate sale, minus costs of the transaction.

Ability to obtain close to the true value of an asset by converting it into cash, quickly.

Latin for suit pending. Recorded notice of the filing of suit, the outcome of which may affect title to a certain piece of property.

1. To secure a listing by a real estate agent for a certain piece of property.
2. A series of words, names, numbers, etc. arranged in order. To catalog.
3. Lean toward a side.

Itemized accounting of the materials required to construct an item.

1. Property placed on the market by a real estate listing agent.
2. The agreement between the owner and the broker to sell a property.

The sales agent who had obtained the right from a seller to handle the marketing of a piece of property.

The real estate broker who is responsible for the listing of a property and who is to represent the interests of the seller. Brokers are licensed and able to run their own companies. Not all agents are brokers.

The prepared form used to specify terms of the listing agreement.

The amount of houses for sale within a given market.

An oxide of lead that is used in ceramic cements, leaded glass, storage batteries, paints & enamels, etc.

White pigment obtained by mixing barium sulfate with zinc sulfate and zinc oxide, which is used in white paints, and as coloring in linoleum.

The act or process of carrying on a lawsuit. Alternately, the lawsuit itself.

Purple coloring matter obtained from various lichens, used as an acid indicator in chemical analysis because it turns blue in alkaline solutions and red in acid solutions.

Land abutting a large body of water, such as the ocean or a lake.

Rights concerning property adjoining a large body of water, such as an ocean or a lake and concern the ability of the littoral property owner to use the shore and the adjoining water.

Wire carrying electrical current.

1. A load, measured in pounds per square inch, of things that are in addition to the weight of a structure and not part of the building itself. Occupants, furniture, etc. qualify as part of this temporary source.
2. Load on any part of a crane that changes in amount.

Cranes are built so that they can compensate for the vertical deviation of the bridge, which occurs because of the weight of the crane trolley and the weight of the load.

Two unrelated people purchasing a home.

Dwelling designated to conduct a home-based business.

Term for the mass of congealed paint left in a paint can.

One single dwelling, condo, apartment, house, etc.

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