Glossary of Real Estate Terms, Acronyms and Nicknames

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Acronyms

 

  • CDBG – Community Development Block Grant
  • CFO – Chief Financial Officer
  • CPD – Office of Community Planning and Development
  • Fannie Mae – Federal National Mortgage Association
  • FFMIA – Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1982
  • Freddie Mac – Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
  • FY – Fiscal Year
  • GAO – Government Accountability Office
  • Ginnie Mae – Government National Mortgage Association
  • HUD – Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • MD&A – Management’s Discussion and Analysis
  • IPIA – Improper Payments Information Act of 2002
  • OIG – Office of Inspector General
  • OMB – Office of Management and Budget
  • PHA – Public Housing Agency
  • PIH – Office of Public and Indian Housing
  • Recovery Act – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
  • Treasury – U.S. Department of the Treasury

Glossary of Other Real Estate Acronyms

 

  • AC – Acre
  • ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative
  • ALTA – American Land Title Association
  • AMEN – Amenities
  • AOR – Association of Realtors
  • APR – Agency Approved
  • APR – Annual Percentage Rate
  • ASA – American Society of Appraisers
  • ARES – American Society of Appraisers
  • ASM – Assumptions
  • BD – Book Depreciation
  • BOMA – Building Owners and Manager Association
  • BRR – Book Rate of Return
  • BTS – Build To Suit
  • C of O – Certificate of Occupancy
  • CBR – Certified Buyer Representative
  • CC – Civil Code
  • CCR – Conditions, Covenants and Restrictions
  • CFD – Contract for Deed
  • CLTV – Combined Loan to Value
  • CMA – Comparable Market Analysis
  • CO – Certificate of Occupancy
  • COE – Cost of Equity
  • COF – Cost of Funds
  • CRB – Certified Real Estate Broker
  • CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
  • DBA – Doing Business As
  • DCR – Debt Coverage Ratio
  • DIM – Deferred Interest Mortgage
  • DLM – Seller Disclaimer
  • DOS – Due On Sales Clause
  • DCR – Depreciated Replacement Cost
  • EAL – Exclusive Agency Listing
  • EMC – Ernest Money Contract
  • FCRA – Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • FDIC – Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • FHA – Federal Housing Administration
  • FHLMC – Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
  • Fisbo – For Sale by Owner
  • FMR – Fair Market Rent
  • FMV – Fair Market Value
  • FPM – Flexible Mortgage Payment
  • FRM – Fixed-Rate Mortgage
  • FSBO – For Sale by Owner
  • GLA – Gross Leasable Area
  • GNMA – Government National Mortgage Association
  • GRM – Gross Rent Multiplier
  • HECM – Home Equity Conversion Mortgage
  • HEL – Home Equity Loan
  • HIST – Historic District
  • HOA – Home Owners’ Association
  • LIBOR – London Interbank Offered Rate
  • LTV – Loan to Value
  • LVR – Loan to Value Rate
  • MBA – Mortgage Bankers Association
  • MBO – Mortgage Backed Obligation
  • MGIC – Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation
  • NAR – National Association of Realtors
  • NOI – Net Operating Income
  • NONQ – Non Qualifying
  • NRV – Net realizable Value
  • NYSAR – New York Association of Realtors
  • OER – Operating Expense Ratio
  • OC – Occupancy Permit
  • PCD – Planned Commercial Development
  • PID – Planned Industrial Development
  • PITI – Mortgage Patent, Interest, Taxes and Insurance
  • PMDT – Purchase Money Deed of Trust
  • PMI – Private Mortgage Insurance
  • RAM – Reverse Annuity Mortgage
  • REA – Reciprocal Easement Agreement
  • REBAC – Real estate Buyers Agent Council
  • REBNY – Real Estate Board of New York
  • REC – Real Estate Commission
  • REI – Real Estate Investor
  • REIA Real Estate Investors Association
  • REIT – Real Estate Investment Trust
  • ROI – Return on Investment
  • ROM – Roll Over Mortgage
  • RPAC – Realtors Political Action Committee
  • RSF – Rentable Square Feet
  • SBASmall Business Administration
  • SEM – Shared Equity Mortgage
  • SFIN – Seller Financed Option
  • SPDED – Special Warranty Deed
  • TIC – Tenants In Common
  • TIL – Truth in Lending
  • TIP – Treasury Investment Program
  • TPL – Third Party Liability
  • TWP – Township
  • TXS – Taxes
  • VA – Veterans Administration
  • VAP – Variable Payment
  • VRM – Variable-Rate Mortgage
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