Real Estate Glossary



  • Offer - Indication by a potential buyer of a willingness to purchase a home at a specific price; generally put forth in writing.
  • Origination - The process of preparing, submitting, and evaluating a loan application; generally includes a credit check, verification of employment, and a property appraisal.
  • Origination Fee - The charge for originating a loan; is usually calculated in the form of points and paid at closing.
  • Owner Financing - A property purchase transaction in which the property seller provides all or part of the financing.