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WILL

A written instrument by which a person makes a disposition of his or her property to take effect after his or her death.

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HOLOGRAPHIC WILL

Written in the maker's own handwriting, dated, and signed by the maker.

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STANDARD POLICY

A policy of title insurance covering only matters of record.

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TESTATOR/TESTATRIX

A person who has made a will.

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BEQUEST

A gift of person property by will (see legacy).

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ADMINISTRATOR/ADMINISTRATRIX

A person appointed by the court to handle the affairs of a deceased person when there is no one mentioned in the will.

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SECURITY AGREEMENT

The device commonly used to secure a loan on personal property.

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INTERMEDIATION

The process of transferring capital from those who invest funds to those who wish to borrow.

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FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES

An organization that obtains funds through deposits and then lends those funds to earn a return; savings and loan associations, commercial banks, credit unions, and mutual savings banks.

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GRACE PERIOD

An agreement upon time after the payment of a debt is past due during which a party can perform without being considered in default; usually 10 to 15 days.

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LESS-THAN-FREEHOLD ESTATE

A leasehold estate that is considered to exist for a definite period of time or successive periods of time until termination.

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FEE SIMPLE

The largest, most complete ownership recognized by law; also known as a fee simple absolute, or fee.

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ALTA POLICY

American Land Title Association policy of extended title insurance; can be purchased by lender or buyer.

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CLOSING

The act of finalizing the transaction in which the deed is delivered to the buyer, the title is transferred, and all costs are paid.

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TITLE

Evidence of ownership of land.

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METES AND BOUNDS

A method of land description in which the dimensions of the property are measured by distance and direction.

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LINEAR FOOT

A measurement meaning one foot or twelve inches in length as contrasted to a square foot or a cubic foot.

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FREEHOLD ESTATE

An estate in real property which continues for an indefinite period of time.

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FEE SIMPLE QUALIFIED

An estate in which the holder has a fee simple title that is subject to return to the grantor if a specified condition occurs.

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LITTORAL

Land bordering a lake, ocean, or sea as opposed to a land bordering a stream or river (running water).

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REAL ESTATE BROKER

Someone permitted by law to employ persons holding a salesperson's license and who may also negotiate sales.

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REAL ESTATE AGENT

Someone licensed by the Department of Real Estate, holding either a broker or salesperson license, who negotiates sales for other people.

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REAL ESTATE SALES ASSOCIATE

The same as a real estate salesperson, holding a real estate license, employed by a broker.

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SUSPEND

Temporarily make ineffective.

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BASE LINE

A survey line running east to west, and used as a reference when mapping land.

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EXECUTOR/EXECUTRIX

A person named in the will to handle the affairs of a deceased person.