Real Estate Terminology: F

Fair Market Value:
The price for a property agreed upon between an informed buyer and seller in a competitive market.

First Mortgage:
The first security registered on a property. Additional mortgages secured against the property are termed 'secondary'.

Permanent improvements to property that may not be removed at the expiration of the term of lease or tenure.

The base upon which a structure is built.

A residental structure consisting of four self-contained residential units.

The widened section, usually concrete, at the base or bottom of a foundationwall, pier or column.

The rough timber works of a structure, including studs, plates, lintels and rafters.

The practice of using another firm's successful business model. Franchisor, for a fee or remuneration, grants the right to franchisee to sell goods or services perfected by the franchisor, and according to plan, utilizing the franchisor's name, logo, and methods of expertise, which is enabling franchisee to carry out specified commercial activities (e.g., providing a broadcasting service, real estate services, or acting as an agent for a company's products).

The extent of a land or building measured in linear distance along a public road or public waterway. In recreational waterfront property, frontage may refer to the lot dimension abutting the waterway.

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