The new edition of this best-selling dictionary has been updated to account for changes in the real estate market, including the recent subprime crisis and other financial issues. Approximately 3,000 clear, concise short-entry definitions of real estate terms cover appraisal, architectural styles, brokerage, construction, development, environmental finance, mortgage types, zoning, and much more. Definitions are supplemented with graphs, charts, more than 200 line illustrations, and a list of abbreviations and real estate acronyms. This handbook is a fast-reference guide for home buyers, sellers, real estate professionals, students, investors, and attorneys. Previous editions of this book have appeared on Business Week's and other business-oriented best seller lists.