Free Real Estate Vocabulary Flashcards

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Zanja (Spanish)

An irrigation ditch

Zero Interest Mortgage

A note and mortgage under which interest accrues but is not paid until the end of the term of the loan

Zero Lot Line

The construction of a building on any of the boundary lines of a lot Usually built on the front line, such as a store …

Zero Side Yard

The building of a subdivision with each house built on a side boundary line This gives more usable yard space on a narrow lot …


(1) An area of a county or city in which the use of the land is restricted by law (zoning ordinance) (2) An area …


The division of a city or county by legislative regulations into areas (zones), specifying the uses allowable for the real property in these areas

Zoning Board of Appeals

By issuing variancesprotects landowners from the unfair applicationof zoning laws in particular circumstancesHears appeals from the decisions of zoningenforcement officers and building inspectorswhen interpretations …

Zoning Map

A map of a community showing the zones of permitted use under zoning ordinances

Zoning Ordinance

A law (generally at the city or county level) controlling the use of land and construction of improvements in a given area (zone)

Zoning Variance

See: Variance


In civil law an inaccurate measure of land The area of land a yoke of oxen could plow in one day