Definition of real estate in US English:

real estate

noun

North American
  • Property consisting of land or buildings.

    ‘most of her real estate is in New Mexico’
    ‘Bryce has been in real estate for 11 years’
    • ‘In Liebig, the vendor entered into a listing agreement with a real estate broker.’
    • ‘Not long after we'd spun off the real estate into a separate entity, we began getting amazing offers.’
    • ‘In terms of commercial real estate, Donovan suggests that you look at both cost and flexibility.’
    • ‘People are attracted to the quality of life, particularly in terms of homeownership and real estate.’
    • ‘A standard real estate contract was also appropriate because this house was already built.’
    • ‘There are three types of real estate consumers - sellers, buyers and investors.’
    • ‘One was bought 20 years ago by a real estate developer, who is reputed to be deliriously happy.’
    • ‘This realtor, who has sold real estate in the Seattle area for 25 years, would agree.’
    • ‘Investments in real estates both in the commercial and home ownership portfolio totalled K148.8 billion at the close of the year.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, all conditions are negotiable in the course of a real estate purchase.’
    • ‘To attain individual private property, Kanaks must buy land or real estate outside the reserves.’
    • ‘In Arizona, Patrick Gorman has started a new career as a real estate salesman.’
    • ‘Neither party has served a report of a real estate appraiser nor called an appraiser as a witness.’
    • ‘Otherwise, they prefer to hold the properties until the real estate market rebounds.’
    • ‘Some of the units were sold to speculators who refused to close when the real estate market collapsed the year following the marriage.’
    • ‘However, in terms of real estate prices and land availability, Mr Koch views the council's role as limited.’
    • ‘This is a debate that will never be over, because we all want to move beyond just selling real estate over there in the margin.’
    • ‘There is a difference however, with the real estate that has been expropriated by the dissenters.’
    • ‘Most states have more exemptions for personal property than real estate.’
    • ‘Thank goodness I sold all my own real estate privately without an agent.’
    • ‘The main interest in terms of real estate for most of them were properties in the countryside and older properties in Sofia.’
    • ‘Here we'll look at some of the pros and cons of leasing farm machinery and equipment and farm real estate to children.’
    • ‘Well, here in the heart of New York City, a lot of the real estate rises sky high, and the prices go even higher.’
    • ‘The island is home to about $12 billion of the choicest real estate in the country.’
    • ‘One of the reasons one is entitled to the integrity of one's real estate is that one can do things on that real estate which are not seen by the public.’
    • ‘That may make it seem that Dixon and other Robinson supporters are likely to end up with the real estate.’
    • ‘Several speakers cautioned that a real estate purchase can sometimes do more harm than good.’

Pronunciation

real estate

/ˈrē(ə)l əsˌtāt//ˈri(ə)l əsˌteɪt/