Real Estate

Real estate is a legal term (in some jurisdictions, notably in the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia) that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings, specifically property that is fixed in location.[1] Real estate law is the body of regulations and legal codes which pertain to such matters under a particular jurisdiction and include things such as commercial and residential real property transactions. Real estate is often considered synonymous with real property (also sometimes called realty), in contrast with personal property (also sometimes called chattel or personalty under chattel law or personal property law). However, in some situations the term "real estate" refers to the land and fixtures together, as distinguished from "real property," referring to ownership of land and appurtenances, including anything of a permanent nature such as structures, trees, minerals, and the interest, benefits, and inherent rights thereof. Real property is typically considered to be Immovable property[2] The terms real estate and real property are used primarily in common law, while civil law jurisdictions refer instead to immovable property.


  • The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, Calif., Jack Katzanek column

    Press-Enterprise 17 hours ago
    Commercial real estate investors and other industry professionals and trade groups are pleased that a bill to provide federal backing to properties in the event of a destructive terrorist attack was renewed by the U.S. Senate last week. SB2244 ...
  • US home sales increase 2.6 percent in June

    The Associated Press 17 hours ago
    US home sales increase 2.6 percent in June
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of previously owned homes rose for a third straight month in June, pushing activity to the highest level in eight months and providing evidence that housing is regaining lost momentum. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday ...
  • The Associated Press

    Ahead of the Bell: US home sales

    The Associated Press 21 hours ago
    Ahead of the Bell: US home sales
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Association of Realtors reports on existing home sales in June. The report is scheduled to be released at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday. SALES HIGHER: The expectation is that sales increased 2 percent in June to ...
  • The Associated Press

    IP law needs updating, say analysts

    The Bangkok Post 22 hours ago
    Legal experts are urging amendments to intellectual property (IP) law to catch up with new broadcasting technology and avoid a repeat of the recent World Cup football dispute between rights holder RS Plc and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission ...
  • Riverside Title changing ownership

    The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. 1 day ago
    ELK RAPIDS -- The region's real estate market was far different when Rob and Marcy Ford started Riverside Title in 1992. "Elk Rapids really hadn't taken off at that point, and we had to prove it was big enough ...
  • Tampa-area housing sales, prices rise in June

    The Tampa Tribune 1 day ago
    The June housing report released Tuesday by Florida Realtors paints a fairly bright picture of the market here with more closed sales and better median housing prices than the Tampa metro area saw a year ago. And for buyers, there ...

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