Real Estate Investing Abbreviations

  • AFD - Agreement For Deed
  • AITD - All Inclusive Trust Deed
  • APR - Annual Percentage Rate
  • ARM - Adjustable Rate Mortgage
  • ARV - After-Repaired Value
  • BOA - Bank of America
  • BOM - Back On Market
  • BOR - Board of Realtors
  • BPO - Broker's Price Opinion
  • CAD - County Appraisal District
  • CAP - Capitalization
  • CCIM - Certified Commercial Investment Member
  • CCR - Conditions, Covenants, and Restrictions
  • CFD - Contract for Deed
  • CLTV - Combined Loan To Value
  • CMA - Comparative Market Analysis
  • COCR - Cash on Cash Return
  • COF - Cost of Funds
  • COO - Certificate of Occupancy
  • CRB - Certified Residential Broker
  • CRE - Creative Real Estate
  • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
  • DBA - Doing Business As
  • DCR - Debt Coverage Ratio
  • DOS - Due On Sale Clause
  • DOT - Deed of Trust
  • DSCR - Debt Service Coverage Ratio
  • FCRA - Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • FFE - Furniture, Fixture, and Equipment
  • FHA - Federal Housing Administration
  • FHLMC - Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Freddie Mac
  • FMR - Fair Market Rent
  • FMV - Fair Market Value
  • FNMA - Federal National Mortage Association, Fannie Mae
  • FRBO - For Rent by Owner
  • FSBO - For Sale by Owner
  • GMAC - General Motors Acceptance Corporation
  • GRM - Gross Rent Multiplier
  • HELOC - Home Equity Line of Credit
  • HML - Hard Money Lender
  • HOA - Homeowners Association
  • HUD - Housing and Urban Development
  • HVAC - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • IRA - Individual Retirement Account
  • IRC - Internal Revenue Code
  • IRR - Internal Rate of Return
  • IRS - Internal Revenue Service
  • L/O - Lease Option
  • L/P - Lease Purchase
  • L/S - Landlord Seller
  • LIBOR - London Interbank Offering Rate
  • LLC - Limited Liability Company
  • LOC - Line of Credit
  • LOI - Letter of Intent
  • LP - Limited Partnership
  • LPOA - Limited Power of Attorney
  • LTV - Loan to Value
  • MAI - Member Appraisal Institute
  • MAO - Maximum Allowable Offer
  • MIP - Mortgage Insurance Premium
  • MLS - Multiple Listing Service
  • MUD - Municipal Utility District
  • NAR - National Association of Realtors
  • NDNC - Non-Disclosure Non-Compete Clause
  • NIV - No Income Verification
  • NNN - Triple Net Lease
  • NOD - Notice of Default
  • NOI - Net Operating Income
  • NOO - Non-Owner Occupant
  • O/F - Owner Finance
  • OO - Owner Occupant
  • P&S - Purchase and Sale
  • PITI - Principal Interest Taxes Insurance
  • PM - Private Money
  • PMI - Private Mortgage Insurance
  • POA - Power of Attorney
  • PUD - Planned Unit Development
  • REI - Real Estate Investing / Real Estate Investor
  • REIA - Real Estate Investors Association
  • REIT - Real Estate Investment Trust
  • REO - Real Estate Owned
  • ROI - Return On Investment
  • RTO - Rent to Own
  • SFH - Single Family House
  • SFR - Single Family Residence
  • SS - Short Sale
  • Sub2 - Buying property subject to existing financing
  • T/B - Tenant Buyer
  • TAA - Texas Apartment Association
  • TAR - Texas Association of Realtors
  • TIL - Truth In Lending
  • TREC - Texas Real Estate Commission
  • UBIT - Unrelated Business Income Tax
  • UCC - Uniform Commercial Code
  • VA - Department of Veterans Affairs / Veterans Administration

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