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.

Ca - Cal - Car - Cas - Ce - Cen - Ch - Cho - Cle - Co

Col - Com - Con - Cond - Cont - Coo - Cos - Cr - Cro - Cu

Large, covered four-wheeled vehicle.

To cause to become a soft, semisolid mass, to curdle or clot.

To unite or merge. To grow together.

Furnace that heats by burning coal as its fuel.

Thick, black, opaque liquid, obtained by the destructive distillation of bituminous coal. Synthetic compounds such as dyes, medicines, explosives, perfumes, etc. have been developed from coal tar.

Not fine or delicate in texture. Rough. Of inferior or poor quality.

Aggregate made up of coarse material, 1/4 inch and larger.

Wood grain with rings farther apart.

Machine screw that has a much smaller amount of threads per inch than a fine-thread screw, which has a larger amount.

Covering or layer of some substance.

Painting a consistent coat onto a surface.

The installation of two or more objects so that their axes are the same. Cable in which a solid or stranded central conductor is surrounded by an insulating medium, which in turn is surrounded by a solid or braided outside conductor in the form of a cylindrical shell and is used for telephones, telegraphs, televisions, etc. Having a common axis.

Two or more authorized brokers who agree to cooperate together in representing a principal for the completion of a real estate sale.

A hard, lustrous, steel-gray, ductile metallic chemical element found in various ores. Metallic element: atomic number 27, atomic weight 58.933; atomic symbol Co.

To pave with cobblestones.

Rounded stone used in paving streets or decoratively on walls or walkways.

Paint whose surface texture is similar in appearance to cobwebs.

1. A faucet or valve for regulating the flow of liquid or gas.
2. To tilt or set jauntily on one side.
3. The position a spring-loaded device to be put into action.

A wrinkle or pucker. Depression in the surface of a piece of wallboard, done when being manufactured.

1. An organized set of rules and regulation on a particular subject and are often an accumulation of laws in a particular area of interest.
2. Identifying marking used on many items.

An organized group of ethical behavior guidelines, which govern the day-to-day activities of a profession or organization.

An addition to a will, adding, subtracting or clarifying provisions of the document.

Actual rather than theoretical airflow, under set conditions, in an HVAC system.

Welding process that combines both heat and extrusion on materials, which are to be welded through a die.

1. Decorative sunken panel in a vault, dome, ceiling, etc.
2. A chest or strongbox.

A watertight, temporary structure, for keeping the water from an enclosed area that has been pumped dry so that construction may be done.

Ceiling which has sunken panels in a box-like structure.

1. One of a series of teeth on the rim of a wheel, for transmitting or receiving motion by fitting between the teeth of another wheel.
2. A projection on a beam that fits into a corresponding groove or notch in another beam to make a joint.

Railway used on steep inclines which consists of a gearwheel and cogged rail.

Loan provision where a debtor authorizes a judgment against him in the event of a default. These agreements are not lawful everywhere.

see Gearwheel.

The tendency to stick together.

1. Building cornerstone or arch keystone.
2. Building corner material, which is different from the rest of the wall, such as a block on a brick wall.
3. Masonry unit finished on both its face and end.
4. Right-angle masonry corner which projects from a wall.

1. To wind into a circular or spiral form.
2. A spiral or loop of wire or other conducting element used as an inductor, heating element, etc.
3. A helix.

Spiral of spring material.

Coverage involving the use of two or more insurers. see coinsurance.

Policy that states the minimum percentage of value to be insured in order to collect the full amount of loss. Policyholders must buy insurance in an amount equal to the value of the improvements to their property. Arrangement where the insured and insurer share on a proportional basis the payment for a loss.

Provision in an insurance policy that "caps" the insurer's liability by stipulating that the owner of the property that has experienced damage must have another policy that covers usually 80% of the cash value of the property at the time of damage, in order to collect the full amount insured.

Coal from which most of the gases have been removed by heating. This industrial type fuel burns with little smoke and intense heat.

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