A Dictionary of Terms for the real estate and lending industry. Includes terms specific to real estate contracts in the St. Louis, Missouri area.
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Abstract

Abstract of Title

Acceleration Clause

Acknowledgment

Acre

Action to Quiet Title

Ad Valorem

Adverse Possession

Agency

Agent

Agreement of Sale

Alienation Clause

Amenities

American Land Title Association

Amortization

Appraisal and Credit Report Fees

Appraisal Report

Appraised Value

Appreciation

APR (Annual Percentage Rate)

ARM (Adjustable Rate Mortgage)

Arrears

As Is

Assessed Valuation

Assessment Base

Assignment

Assumption

Attached Homes

Balloon Loan

Balloon Payment

Bankruptcies

Basis

Beneficiary

Bill of Sale

Binder

Blanket Mortgage

Bond

Bridge Financing

Broker

Building Code

Building Line or Setback

Buy Down

Buyer's Broker

Capital

Capital Gain

Caps

Caveat Emptor

Certificate of Eligibility

Certificate of Occupancy

Certificate of Reasonable Value (CRV)

Certificate of Title

Certified Copy

Cestui Que Trust

Chain of Title

Chattel

Client

Closing

Closing Agent

Closing Costs

Closing Day

Closing Statement

Cloud on Title

Co-Maker

Code of Ethics

Commercial Property

Commission

Commitment

Common Law

Community Property

Comparables

Condemnation

Conditional Commitment

Conditional Offer

Condominium (Condo)

Consideration

Construction Loan

Contingency

Contract of Purchase

Contract of Sale

Contract Sales Price

Conventional Loan

Conventional Mortgage

Convertible ARMs

Cooperative Housing

Cost Basis

Cost Plus Contract

Counteroffer

County

Covenant

Customer

Declaration of Restrictions

Dedication

Deed

Deed of Trust

Deed of Trust Rider

Deed Restriction

Default

Defective Title

Deficiency Judgment

Deposit

Depreciation

Devise

Devisee

Devisor

Direct Endorsement

Direct Reduction Mortgage

Disbursements

Discount

Documentary Tax Stamps

Dower

Down Payment

Dragnet Clause

Earnest Money

Easement

Economic Obsolescence

Eminent Domain

Encroachment

Encumbrance

Equity

Escheat

Escrow

Escrow Payment

Escrow Reimbursement

Estate at Will

Estate for Years

Estimated Closing Costs Statement

Estoppels

Exclusive Agency

Exclusive Right-to-Sell

Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association/FNMA)-

Federal Home Loan Bank

Federal Home Loan Board

Federal National Mortgage Association

Federal Reserve Bank

Federal Tax Lien

Federal Tax Return

Fee Simple

FHA (Federal Housing Administration)

Fiduciary

Financial Depositor Institutions

First Mortgage

Fixture

Foreclosure

Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation/FHLMC)

Full Disclosure

Functional Obsolescence

General Lien

General Warranty Deed

Ginnie Mae (Government National Mortgage Association/GNMA)

Grandfather Clause

Grantee

Grantor

Ground Rent

Hazard Insurance

Heirs and Assigns

Holographic Will

Homeowner's or Maintenance Fees

Homeowner's Policy

Homeowners Association

Homestead

HUD (Housing and Urban Development)

HUD 1

Impound Account

Improvement

In testate

Incidental Recording, Delivery, Wire, etc., Fees

Index

Installment Sale

Insured Mortgage

Interest Payment Notification (1098)

Interest Rate

Investment Property

Joint and Several Liability

Joint Tenancy

Judgment

Junior Mortgage

Land

Land Contract

Late Charge

Latent Defect

Lease with Option to Purchase

Legal Description

Lender

Lender's Instructions

Lessee

Lessor

Letter of Intent

Lien

Life Estate

Limited Partnership

Lis Pen dens

Listing

Listing Agreement

Loan Discount/Premium Fees

Loan Lock

Loan Officer

Loan Origination Fees

Loan Package

Loan Ratio

Loan Servicing

Loan-to-Value Ratio

Margin

Market Price

Market Value

Market Value

Marketable Title

Marketing-

Mechanics Lien

Misrepresentation

MLS (Multiple Listing Service)

Mortgage

Mortgage Banker

Mortgage Broker

Mortgage Commitment

Mortgage Insurance

Mortgage Note

Mortgage Warehousing

Mortgagee

Mortgagor

National Association of Realtors

Negative Amortization

Net Listing

Non-Conforming Loan

Nonconforming Use

Note

Obsolescence

Offer

Office of Comptroller Currency

Office of Thrift Supervision

Open End Mortgage

Open Listing

Origination Fee

Owner of Record

Owners Policy

Ownership

Package Mortgage

Paper

Parole Evidence

Partial Release

Permanent Mortgage

Perorations

Personality

Physical Depreciation

PITI

Plat

PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance)

Points

Portfolio Loan

Power of Attorney

Prepaid Interest

Prepaid Items of Expense

Prepayment

Prepayment Penalty

Primary Mortgage Market

Primary Residence

Principal

Processing, Underwriting and Document Fees

Property

Property Tax

Prorate

PUD (Planned Unit Development)

Purchase Money Mortgage

Quit Claim Deed

Real Estate

Real Estate Broker

Real Estate Tax

Realtor

Realtor Associate

Realty

Recession of Contract

Recital

Recording

Recourse

Redlining

Refinancing

Regulation Z

Reissue rate

REIT (Real Estate Investment Trusts)

Release

RESPA (Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act)

Restrictive Covenants

Revenue Stamps

Reverse Mortgage

Riparian

Sales Agreement

Satisfaction of Mortgage

Second Home

Secondary Financing

Secondary Market

Secondary Market Investor

Secondary Mortgage Market

Security

Seller's Broker

Septic Tank

Set Back Ordinance

Settlement

Settlement Cost (HUD Guide)

Settlement Statement

Sheriff's Deed

Single Family Detached Home

Special Assessments

Special Lien

Special Warranty Deed

Specific Performance

Standard Uniform Application

State and Local Housing Programs

Statute of Frauds

Statutory Lien

Substitute of Trustee

Survey

Survivorship

Sweat Equity

Tax

Tax Lien

Tax Sale

Tenancy

Tenancy at Sufferance

Tenancy at Will

Tenancy by the Entirety

Tenant

Testate

Time is of the Essence

Title

Title Insurance

Title Search

Title, Escrow and Closing Agent Fees

Trustee

Truth in Lending Statement

Usury

Valuation

W2 Form

Warranty Deed

Yield

Zoning Ordinances

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