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Real Estate Acronyms For Homeowners

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Real estate involves a lot of acronyms, which can be confusing if you’re not familiar with them. Here’s a little sneak peak to help you understand each one as it comes up. These are some acronyms you’ll likely run into when you are buying or selling a home.

NAR – National Association of Realtors

This is the nation’s largest group of real estate professionals. It holds agents and brokers who belong to a strict code of ethics to protect all parties involved in a real estate transaction.

FRM – Fixed Mortgage Rate

This means that the terms of your mortgage never change.

ARM – Adjustable Rate Mortgage

A mortgage with terms that allow the rates to increase or decrease at certain intervals over the course of repayment.

FHA – Federal Housing Administration

A government agency that insures mortgages, enabling more people to qualify for loans.

PMI – Private Mortgage Insurance

An expense home buyers must pay if they provide less than a 20% down payment.

PITI – Principle, Interest, Taxes, and Insurance

A more complete list of expenses to expect from your monthly mortgage payment.

REO – Real Estate Owned

REO properties are foreclosed upon by lenders when the borrowers fail to make the payment.

CMA – Certified Market Analysis

A report prepared by a real estate agent or broker to determine the value of a home based on comparable listings in the area.

MLS – Multiple Listing Service

A collection of all the properties for sale in the area.

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