Complicated real estate jargon can make your buying or selling experience even more confusing. That's why we're defining and demystifying some of the most commonly used real estate terms.
To help you make sense of listing descriptions, we put together a list of the common and not-so-common terms and idioms you may encounter.
A listing goes through many stages before it’s sold or taken off the market. Our guide defines all the statuses so you know whether you can still make an offer.
Don't let real estate jargon overcomplicate your buying and selling experience. Our glossary is here to help you understand the most important terms.
Wondering exactly what an open house in real estate is? This post walks buyers and sellers through everything they need to know to make the most of open houses.
Juggling both buying and selling isn’t easy. That's why some people add a home sale contingency in their offer on a new home. Here's what a contingency means.
In Texas, an option period allows the buyer to back out of a home sale and get their earnest money back from the seller. Option fees may be nonrefundable though
One real estate element that many of us tend to forget is the earnest money deposit. Whether you’re a buyer or seller, here’s what you’ll want to know.
At some point, you may have come across an "active contingent" listing. Here’s a look at what active contingent means and what active contingent status is.
A contingent offer is an offer on a house that isn't finalized until certain conditions are met, usually for the buyer’s protection.
If you’re a potential home buyer or seller, you'll want to know everything about appraisal contingencies for real estate and how they can affect your home sale.
One piece of the real estate puzzle that a home buyer and seller will likely negotiate is a seller concession. Here’s exactly what a seller concession means.
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