Real Estate Glossary (A thru Z)

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Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Glossary

Glossary - U

Underwriting

The process of evaluating a loan application to determine the risk involved for the lender. Underwriting involves an analysis of the borrower's creditworthiness and the quality of the property itself.

Unsecured loan

A loan that is not backed by collateral.

Urban Property

Property in a city or a high-density area.

Useable area

Rentable area, less certain common areas that are shared by all tenants of the office building (such as corridors, storage facilities, and bathrooms). Also defined in office buildings as the area that is available for the exclusive use of the tenant. Useable area = rentable area × building efficiency percentage.

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