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Need to know real estate jargon? This quick-reference guide can help.
Barron’s Dictionary of Real Estate Terms includes more than 3,000 terms and definitions to help you feel comfortable using modern real estate language. This guide is a quick reference for home buyers and sellers, real estate professionals, business students, investors, or attorneys.
- Definitions for real estate topics A-Z, including: appraisal, architecture, brokerage, construction, debenture, flood plain, negative, amortization, security instrument, subprime loan, underlying mortgage, zoning, and more
- More than 200 line illustrations graphs, charts, tables
- A list of common abbreviations and mathematical formulas
- Mortgage payment table and measurement tables for quick reference
About the Author
Jack P. Friedman earned a BBA degree in Finance from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem N.C., an MBA in Accounting from Pace University in New York, and a PhD in Business Administration with a major in Real Estate from Georgia State University in Atlanta Georgia.
Friedman is a State Certified General Appraiser with licenses in Illinois, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Kentucky. He holds the MAI, SRA and SREA designations from the Appraisal Institute; and the ASA designation from the American Society of Appraisers. He is a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) awarded by the American Society of Real Estate Counselors, and a stockholder of the Real Estate Consulting Group of America. He is a Weimer Fellow in the Homer Hoyt Institute. Friedman has been licensed as a real estate broker in Texas for 40 years.
Friedman is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) originally earned in New York in 1969, licensed in Texas since 1976. He holds additional credentials awarded by the American Institute of CPAs including: Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA).