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Old 08-25-2015, 04:37 AM
 
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If you analyse it word by word, it's more like calling an estate real. It exists, therefore it is a real estate.
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Old 08-25-2015, 05:22 AM
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"real" in this context does not mean that it exists, it means fixed or, in the case of property, in a fixed location or unmovable from that fixed location. The opposite of real property is personal property. Personal property is portable property. Real property is fixed (location) property.
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Old 08-25-2015, 05:27 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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Why is real estate called "real estate"?
Because it's not phony. People hate phony estates.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:54 AM
 
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Why is it called "real estate"?

The Straight Dope: Why is it called "real estate"?
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:54 AM
 
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Real estate includes the land and anything fixed, immovable, or permanently attached to it such as buildings, walls, fixtures, improvements, roads, trees, shrubs, fences, roads, sewers, structures, and utility systems.

<a href="What is REAL ESTATE? definition of REAL ESTATE (Black's Law Dictionary)" title="REAL ESTATE">REAL ESTATE</a>
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