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REAL ESTATE Real Estate Investing Abbreviations.


Fastane Legend. RIP.
Aug 2, 2007
Palm Beach, FL
A lot of the experienced real estate investors on this forum are using abbreviations that a new and inexperienced person probably will not understand, so I thought I would post a list to make it easy for everyone. :)

[SIZE=-1]ARV - After-Repaired Value[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]CMA - Comparative Market Analysis[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]COCR - Cash on Cash Return[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]COF - Cost of Funds[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]CRE - Creative Real Estate[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]DCR - Debt Coverage Ratio[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]FHA - Federal Housing Administration[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]FMR - Fair Market Rent[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]FMV - Fair Market Value[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]FSBO - For Sale by Owner[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]GRM - Gross Rent Multiplier[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]HML - Hard Money Lender[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]HOA - Homeowners Association[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]HUD - Housing and Urban Development[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]IRR - Internal Rate of Return[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]L/O - Lease Option[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]LLC - Limited Liability Company[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]LLP - Limited Liability Partnership[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]LTV - Loan to Value[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]MAO - Maximum Allowable Offer[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]MLS - Multiple Listing Service[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]NNN - Triple Net Lease[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]NOI - Net Operating Income[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]NOO - Non-Owner Occupied[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]OO - Owner Occupied[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]O/F - Owner Finance[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]P&S - Purchase and Sale[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]PCF - Price to Cash Flow (ratio) [/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]PITI - Principal, Interest, Taxes and Insurance[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]PUD - Planned Unit Development[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]REI - Real Estate Investing[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]REIA - Real Estate Investors Association[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]REO - Real Estate Owned[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]ROI - Return On Investment[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]RTO - Rent to Own[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]SFH - Single Family House[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]SFR - Single Family Residence[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]VA - Department of Veterans Affairs / Veterans Administration [/SIZE]

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Bronze Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Aug 29, 2007
Aurora, Co
bump. Please ask you abbreviation questions here.


Gold Contributor
Speedway Pass
Aug 12, 2007
south florida
HELOC home equity line of credit - aka your home equity is your credit card

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