Real Estate Terms

  1. Home-Equity Loan

  2. Homeowner Affordability And Stability Plan - HASP

  3. Homeowner's Association - HOA

  4. Homeowners Association Fee - HOA Fee

  5. Homeowners Protection Act

  6. Hope For Homeowners

  7. Hope Now Alliance

  8. House Poor

  9. House Swap

  10. Housing Choice Voucher Program

  11. Housing Expense Ratio

  12. Housing Policy Council - HPC

  13. HUD-1 Form

  14. Hybrid ARM

  15. Hypothecation

  16. Implied Call

  17. Implied Warranty Of Habitability

  18. In Escrow

  19. Income Approach

  20. Income Property

  21. Income Property Mortgage

  22. Income Trust

  23. Indexed ARM

  24. Indexed Rate

  25. Industrial Park

  26. Inflexible Expense

  27. Initial Interest Rate

  28. Initial Interest Rate Cap

  29. Initial Rate Period

  30. Interest Due

  31. Interest Expense

  32. Interest Rate Cap Structure

  33. Interest Rate Ceiling

  34. Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL)

  35. Interest Sensitive Assets

  36. Interest Shortfall

  37. Interest-Only ARM

  38. Interest-Only Mortgage

  39. Investment Property

  40. Investment Real Estate

  41. Involuntary Foreclosure

  42. IRS Publication 527 - Residential Rental Property (Including Rental of Vacation Homes)

  43. IRS Publication 530 - Tax Information For Homeowners

  44. IRS Publication 936

  45. Jingle Mail

  46. Joint Tenancy

  47. Joint Tenants in Common - JTIC

  48. Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship - JTWROS

  49. Judgment Lien

  50. Judicial Foreclosure

  51. Jumbo Loan

  52. Junior Debt

  53. Junior Mortgage

  54. Junk Fees

  55. Key Money

  56. Kicker

  57. Land

  58. Land Contract

  59. Land Flip

  60. Land Value

  61. Land Value Tax - LVT

  62. Landlocked

  63. Landlord

  64. Landominium

  65. Lease

  66. Lease Extension

  67. Lease Option

  68. Lease Rate

  69. Lease To Own

  70. Leasehold Improvement

  71. Lehman Brothers Mortgage-Backed Securities Index

  72. Lender

  73. Lender Confirmation Auction

  74. Lender-Paid Private Mortgage Insurance

  75. Lessee

  76. Lessor

  77. Level Payment Mortgage

  78. Liar Loan

  79. Licensee

  80. Lien Waiver

  81. Lifetime Cap

  82. Like-Kind Exchange

  83. Like-Kind Property

  84. Limited Common Elements

  85. List Price

  86. Littoral Land

  87. Loan Application Fee

  88. Loan Constant

  89. Loan Lock

  90. Loan Modification Specialist

  91. Loan Officer

  92. Loan-To-Cost Ratio - LTC

  93. Loan-To-Value Ratio - LTV Ratio

  94. Lock Period

  95. Locked-In Interest Rate

  96. Low / No Documentation Loan

  97. Low-Down Mortgages

  98. Main Home

  99. Making Home Affordable

  100. Mandatory Mortgage Lock

Hot Definitions
  1. Amplitude

    The difference in price from the midpoint of a trough to the midpoint of a peak of a security. Amplitude is positive when calculating a bullish retracement (when calculating from trough to peak) and negative when calculating a bearish retracement (when calculating from peak to trough).
  2. Ascending Triangle

    A bullish chart pattern used in technical analysis that is easily recognizable by the distinct shape created by two trendlines. In an ascending triangle, one trendline is drawn horizontally at a level that has historically prevented the price from heading higher, while the second trendline connects a series of increasing troughs.
  3. National Best Bid and Offer - NBBO

    A term applying to the SEC requirement that brokers must guarantee customers the best available ask price when they buy securities and the best available bid price when they sell securities.
  4. Maintenance Margin

    The minimum amount of equity that must be maintained in a margin account. In the context of the NYSE and FINRA, after an investor has bought securities on margin, the minimum required level of margin is 25% of the total market value of the securities in the margin account.
  5. Leased Bank Guarantee

    A bank guarantee that is leased to a third party for a specific fee. The issuing bank will conduct due diligence on the creditworthiness of the customer looking to secure a bank guarantee, then lease a guarantee to that customer for a set amount of money and over a set period of time, typically less than two years.
  6. Degree Of Financial Leverage - DFL

    A ratio that measures the sensitivity of a company’s earnings per share (EPS) to fluctuations in its operating income, as a result of changes in its capital structure. Degree of Financial Leverage (DFL) measures the percentage change in EPS for a unit change in earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT).
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