Real Estate Terms

  1. Register Of Deeds

  2. Regulated Investment Company - RIC


  4. Release Clause

  5. Relocation Mortgage - Relo

  6. Renegotiated Loan

  7. Rent Ceiling

  8. Rent Expense

  9. Rental Pool

  10. Rental Real Estate Loss Allowance

  11. Renter's Insurance

  12. Repeat-Sales Method

  13. Reperforming Loan - RPL

  14. Repricing Opportunity

  15. Required Cash

  16. Reserve Fund

  17. Reset Date

  18. Reset Rate

  19. Residential Mortgage-Backed Security (RMBS)

  20. Residential Rental Property

  21. Residual Income

  22. Restricted Market

  23. Restrictive Covenant

  24. Retail Lender

  25. Retaliatory Eviction

  26. Return On Capital Gains

  27. Return On Net Assets - RONA

  28. Revenue Per Available Room - RevPAR

  29. Revenue Per Occupied Room - RevPOR

  30. Reverse Exchange

  31. Reverse Mortgage

  32. Revocable Line Of Credit

  33. RHS Loan

  34. Right Of Foreclosure

  35. Right Of Redemption

  36. Risk Participation

  37. Risk-Based Mortgage Pricing

  38. Robo-Signer

  39. Roll In

  40. Rollover Mortgage

  41. Rule Of 78

  42. Sandwich Lease

  43. Satisfaction of Mortgage

  44. Scheduled Recast

  45. SEC Form S-11

  46. Second Lien Debt

  47. Second Mortgage

  48. Secondary Mortgage Market

  49. Secondary Mortgage Market Enhancement Act - SMMEA

  50. Section 1041

  51. Secure Option ARM

  52. Secured Creditor

  53. Secured Debt

  54. Securitization

  55. Security Agreement

  56. Security Deposit

  57. Self-Amortizing Loan

  58. Seller Financing

  59. Seller-Financed Sale

  60. Seller-Paid Points

  61. Serious Delinquency

  62. Servicing Fee

  63. Settlement Agent

  64. Settlement Statement

  65. Shadow Inventory

  66. Shared Equity Finance Agreements

  67. Shared Equity Mortgage

  68. Shared-Appreciation Mortgage - SAM

  69. Sharing Economy

  70. Shell Lease

  71. Sheriff's Sales

  72. Short Refinance

  73. Silent Second Mortgage

  74. Simple Interest Bi-Weekly Mortgage

  75. Simple-Interest Mortgage

  76. Simultaneous Closing - SIMO

  77. Single Net Lease

  78. Skip-Payment Mortgage

  79. Spot Loan

  80. Spousal Stripping

  81. Squatter

  82. Standing Mortgage

  83. Stated Income / Stated Asset Mortgage - SISA

  84. Step-Up Lease

  85. Strategic Default

  86. Straw Buyer

  87. Straw Buying

  88. Stripped MBS

  89. Subject Offer

  90. Sublease

  91. Subprime Borrower

  92. Subprime Meltdown

  93. Subprime Mortgage

  94. Super Sinker

  95. Take-Out Commitment

  96. Take-Out Loan

  97. Tandem Plan

  98. Tax Lien Foreclosure

  99. Teaser Loan

  100. Teaser Rate

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