BuyingSelling December 18, 2018

Real Estate Terminology



  1. special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand.
    “legal jargon”
    • a form of language regarded as barbarous, debased, or hybrid.
Every industry has their own jargon. Whether you are buying or selling a home, here are some important real estate terms that you should know.
Pre-approval – a letter from your mortgage lender stating that your credit has been checked and they are willing to write you a loan.
Earnest Money – a check written by the buyer, held by the sellers broker. Also called good faith money, earnest money lets the seller know the buyer is serious.
Appraisal – done by the bank/mortgage company. An appraisal lets the bank know what the home is worth.
Title Company – A title company is a third party entity that makes sure the home is free and clear of any liens and is able to be sold.
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Is there another term you’re unfamiliar with? Shoot us an email at lflynn(at)c21scheetz(dot)com and we’ll help you figure it out!