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  2. Real estate agent - Wikipedia

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    Acts as a fiduciary for the seller, which may include preparing a standard real estate purchase contract. Holds an earnest payment cheque in escrow from the buyer(s) until the closing if necessary. In many states, the closing is the meeting between the buyer and seller where the property is transferred and the title is conveyed by a deed. In ...

  3. Real estate transaction - Wikipedia

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    A real estate transaction is the process whereby rights in a unit of property (or designated real estate) is transferred between two or more parties, e.g. in case of conveyance one party being the seller(s) and the other being the buyer(s). It can often be quite complicated due to the complexity of the property rights being transferred, the ...

  4. real estate Housing expert: Buyers 'have the upper hand' A new survey found that 92% of sellers accepted some buyer-friendly terms and 41% accepted some contingencies in the contract.

  5. Real estate investment trust - Wikipedia

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    A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a company that owns, and in most cases operates, income-producing real estate. REITs own many types of commercial real estate, including office and apartment buildings, warehouses, hospitals, shopping centers, hotels and commercial forests. Some REITs engage in financing real estate.

  6. Closing (real estate) - Wikipedia

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    The closing (also called the completion or settlement) is the final step in executing a real estate transaction. It is the last step in purchasing and financing a property. On the closing day, ownership of the property is transferred from the seller to the buyer.

  7. Real estate appraisal - Wikipedia

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    Real estate appraisal, property valuation or land valuation is the process of developing an opinion of value for real property (usually market value).Real estate transactions often require appraisals because they occur infrequently and every property is unique (especially their condition, a key factor in valuation), unlike corporate stocks, which are traded daily and are identical (thus a ...

  8. Property law - Wikipedia

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    Real property is generally sub-classified into: corporeal hereditaments – tangible real property (land) incorporeal hereditaments – intangible real property such as an easement of way; Although a tenancy involves rights to real property, a leasehold estate is typically considered personal property, being derived from contract law.

  9. Construction law - Wikipedia

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    Construction law has evolved into a practice discipline in its own right, distinct from its traditional locations as a subpractice of project finance, real estate or corporate law. There are often strong links between construction law and energy law and oil and gas law. Some of the major areas a construction lawyer covers are: