Who out there can quickly define these real estate terms — foyer, junction box or vent stack?
I, for one, might have scrolled around through Google to get the right phrases. But now I have a paperback resource, which I found on my desk in a post-vacation clean up.
It’s The Real Estate Dictionary prepared by John Talamo for the Financial Publishing Company. It came my way courtesy of commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield (Thanks !)
“This dictionary is intended to be a helpful tool for journalist covering the real estate industry,” reads the introduction.
And indeed it could be helpful for real estate professionals and property sellers and buyers, though a bit heavy with legal jargon.
Here are some tidbits:
Easement: “A right created by grant, reservation, agreement, prescription or necessary implication, which one has int he land of another. It is either for the benefit of land, such as right to cross A to get to B, or “in gross, such as a public utility easement.”
Metes and bounds: “Description of land by boundary lines, with their terminal points and angles.”
Open Beam Construction: “A design using heavy roof beams as interior finish, exposed to give a roomy, heavy, rugged appearance to a room.”
A longtime fan of libraries and an avowed bibliophile, I feel good to know I have desk reference.