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REAL ESTATE TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
Sale-leaseback
A technique in which a seller deeds property to a buyer for a consideration, and the buyer simultaneously leases the property back to the seller.
Second mortgage
A mortgage that has a lien position subordinate to the first mortgage.
Secondary market
The buying and selling of existing mortgages, usually as part of a "pool" of mortgages.
Secured loan
A loan that is backed by collateral.
Security
The property that will be pledged as collateral for a loan.
Seller carry-back
An agreement in which the owner of a property provides financing, often in combination with an assumable mortgage.
Servicer
An organization that collects principal and interest payments from borrowers and manages borrowers' escrow accounts. The servicer often services mortgages that have been purchased by an investor in the secondary mortgage market.
Servicing
The collection of mortgage payments from borrowers and related responsibilities of a loan servicer.
Settlement statement
See HUD1 Settlement Statement
Subdivision
A housing development that is created by dividing a tract of land into individual lots for sale or lease.
Subordinate financing
Any mortgage or other lien that has a priority that is lower than that of the first mortgage.
Survey
A drawing or map showing the precise legal boundaries of a property, the location of improvements, easements, rights of way, encroachments, and other physical features.
Sweat equity
Contribution to the construction or rehabilitation of a property in the form of labor or services rather than cash.
 
NATIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS
Homeownership Rate
Release Jan 31, 2017
New Residential Sales
Release Mar 23, 2017
592,000
+6.1%
Rental Vacancy Rate
Release Jan 31, 2017
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
Release Jan 31, 2017
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NEIGHBORHOOD DEMOGRAPHICS
HOUSING STATISTICS
Features the total number of households, homeownership rate, citizenship status, median housing price, median income, education level and poverty level.
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AREA CRIME RATE
The total rate of violent crime for the population, including details on homicide, forcible rape, aggravated assault, burglary robbery, vehicle theft, and murder rates.
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SCHOOL INFORMATION
A school score card reports on individual school performance, student's reading and math ratings, in comparing the county and state averages. Read more >
LOCAL RENTAL STATISTICS
Provides information on the neighborhood rental market, including rental rates, rental price based on number of bedrooms and current rental rate. Read more >
local crime report
NEARBY SALES ANALYSIS
Provides the local sales within price ranges, price per square footage, number of bed(s)/bath(s) and total number of homes sold within each price range.
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local school information
LISTING & TRENDING ANALYSIS
An analysis of the housing market reports on locale as a buyer's or seller's market. Also features a market-trending indicator. Read more >