Real Estate Terms

  1. Eviction

  2. Exclusive Listing

  3. Existing Home Sales

  4. Exoneration

  5. Exotic Mortgage

  6. Extender Clause

  7. Extension Risk

  8. Fallout Risk

  9. Fannie Mae - Federal National Mortgage Association - FNMA

  10. Farmer Mac - Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation - FAMC

  11. Federal Home Loan Bank Act

  12. Federal Home Loan Bank System - FHLB

  13. Federal Housing Administration - FHA

  14. Federal Housing Finance Agency - FHFA

  15. Federal Subsidy Recapture

  16. FHA 203(k) Loan

  17. FHA Loan

  18. FHA Streamline Refinance

  19. Finance Charge

  20. Financial Management Rate Of Return - FMRR

  21. Financial Obligation Ratio - FOR

  22. Financial Stability Plan (FSP)

  23. Financing Statement

  24. Finite-Life REIT - FREIT

  25. First Mortgage

  26. First-Time Home Buyer

  27. First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

  28. Fixed Charge

  29. Fixed Debenture

  30. Fixed Interest Rate

  31. Fixed Price Purchase Option

  32. Fixed-Period ARM

  33. Fixed-Rate Mortgage

  34. Flexible Payment ARM

  35. Flipper

  36. Flipping

  37. Floating Charge

  38. Floor Area Ratio - FAR

  39. Floor Loan

  40. For Sale By Owner - FSBO

  41. Forbearance

  42. Foreclosure - FCL

  43. Foreclosure Action

  44. Foreclosure Buyout

  45. Foreclosure Crisis

  46. Foreclosure Filing

  47. Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008

  48. Form 2439: Notice to Shareholder of Undistributed Long-Term Capital Gains

  49. Form 4952: Investment Interest Expense Deduction

  50. Form 5405: First-Time Homebuyer Credit And Repayment Of The Credit

  51. Form 8396: Mortgage Interest Credit

  52. Fractional Ownership

  53. Fraternal Organization

  54. Freddie Mac - Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp - FHLMC

  55. Free and Clear

  56. Front-End Debt-to-Income Ratio - DTI

  57. Front-End Ratio

  58. Full Recourse Debt

  59. Fully Indexed Interest Rate

  60. Funds Available For Distribution - FAD

  61. Funds From Operations - FFO

  62. Funds From Operations Per Share - FFOPS

  63. Future Advance

  64. Garbage Fees

  65. Gazump

  66. Gazunder

  67. Ghetto

  68. Ginnie Mae - Government National Mortgage Association - GNMA

  69. Good Faith Estimate

  70. Graduated Lease

  71. Graduated Payment Mortgage

  72. Graduation Period

  73. Graduation Rate

  74. Gross Acres

  75. Gross Debt Service Ratio - GDS

  76. Gross Income Multiplier

  77. Gross Lease

  78. Ground Lease

  79. Ground Rent Arrangement

  80. Growing-Equity Mortgage

  81. Guaranteed Mortgage Certificate - GMC

  82. Habendum Clause

  83. Half-Life

  84. Hard Money Loan

  85. Heatmap

  86. High Ratio Loan

  87. Holdover Tenant

  88. Home Affordable Modification Program - HAMP

  89. Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP)

  90. Home Buyers' Plan - HBP

  91. Home Debtor

  92. Home Equity

  93. Home Equity Conversion Mortgage - HECM

  94. Home Equity Line Of Credit - HELOC

  95. Home Lien

  96. Home Mortgage

  97. Home Mortgage Disclosure Act - HMDA

  98. Home Office

  99. Home Office Expense

  100. Home-Equity Loan

Hot Definitions
  1. Joint Venture - JV

    A business arrangement in which two or more parties agree to pool their resources for the purpose of accomplishing a specific task. This task can be a new project or any other business activity. In a joint venture (JV), each of the participants is responsible for profits, losses and costs associated with it.
  2. Aggregate Risk

    The exposure of a bank, financial institution, or any type of major investor to foreign exchange contracts - both spot and forward - from a single counterparty or client. Aggregate risk in forex may also be defined as the total exposure of an entity to changes or fluctuations in currency rates.
  3. Organic Growth

    The growth rate that a company can achieve by increasing output and enhancing sales. This excludes any profits or growth acquired from takeovers, acquisitions or mergers. Takeovers, acquisitions and mergers do not bring about profits generated within the company, and are therefore not considered organic.
  4. Family Limited Partnership - FLP

    A type of partnership designed to centralize family business or investment accounts. FLPs pool together a family's assets into one single family-owned business partnership that family members own shares of. FLPs are frequently used as an estate tax minimization strategy, as shares in the FLP can be transferred between generations, at lower taxation rates than would be applied to the partnership's holdings.
  5. Yield Burning

    The illegal practice of underwriters marking up the prices on bonds for the purpose of reducing the yield on the bond. This practice, referred to as "burning the yield," is done after the bond is placed in escrow for an investor who is awaiting repayment.
  6. Marginal Analysis

    An examination of the additional benefits of an activity compared to the additional costs of that activity. Companies use marginal analysis as a decision-making tool to help them maximize their profits. Individuals unconsciously use marginal analysis to make a host of everyday decisions. Marginal analysis is also widely used in microeconomics when analyzing how a complex system is affected by marginal manipulation of its comprising variables.
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