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Rainmaker
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Toronto, ON

I look to the legal system in the relevant jurisdiction to define that phrase.  There have been many cases where the courts have decided that something is or is not real property.  Even various governments make laws stating that certain things are or are not real property for certain purposes.

Dec 14, 2016 11:10 AM
Rainmaker
864,056
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

As opposed to unREAL? 

I have heard of investor speakers who have intangible, invisible portfolio.

Dec 15, 2016 07:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,592,030
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Chapter 2: Property

Dec 15, 2016 05:54 AM
Rainmaker
3,492,904
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Am I missing something here? Is there not a definition in one of your textbooks?

Dec 15, 2016 04:28 AM
Rainmaker
3,960,021
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I'm with Fred Griffin ..BINGO!

Dec 14, 2016 05:55 PM
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1,706,708
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Something other than personal property but I have been wrong before.

Dec 14, 2016 05:53 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Land and appurtenances to that land.

Dec 14, 2016 02:36 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,581
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

LAND!

Dec 14, 2016 02:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,400,481
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I agree with Wayne Martin - definitions vary by state and you should understand what the definition is in your state. Case law will go by the "real property" in the state it is located. 

Dec 14, 2016 01:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,411,227
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Oakly Rogers Land and associated structures.

Dec 14, 2016 01:28 PM
Rainmaker
3,480,490
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Land and items permanently attached to that land.

Dec 14, 2016 01:27 PM
Rainmaker
3,636,719
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Look to your state statutes and then to some case law. Definitions and law differ from state to state!

Dec 14, 2016 12:14 PM
Rainmaker
1,306,432
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The house and anything attached to it.  Plus the land and anything attached/growing out of it.  That's the easy definition.  I'd go to the back of your textbook for the "proper" definition.

Dec 15, 2016 06:42 PM
Rainmaker
3,474,365
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Property with a building attached to it.

Dec 15, 2016 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
3,066,356
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker nailed this one!

Dec 15, 2016 03:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,506,571
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Fixed property, principally land and buildings ~ it is that simple. 

Any other definitions?

Dec 14, 2016 07:43 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I would use googel

real prop·er·ty
noun
Law
noun: real property
  1. fixed property, principally land and buildings.
Dec 14, 2016 06:58 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Land, house and whatever is attached to the house.

Dec 14, 2016 05:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Your own little piece of the rock, if you smell what I'm cookin'. LOL

Dec 14, 2016 05:22 PM
Rainmaker
5,882,674
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Real estate.

Dec 14, 2016 04:22 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Usually it's anything considered permanently attached to the property. But that is pretty subjective sometimes. You might find this post interesting, and it might help answer your question. 

 

Dec 14, 2016 04:08 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Oakly Rogers - something that you can see and feel.

Dec 14, 2016 02:44 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Usually, if it is considered permanently attached or would damage the property if removed it is "real".

Dec 14, 2016 02:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Others have answered.

Dec 14, 2016 01:27 PM
Rainmaker
5,387,689
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I would say you have good answers to this question ....

Dec 14, 2016 01:06 PM
Rainmaker
2,885,611
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I agree with Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker on this.  Also, I'd check with my real estate instructor for their definition.  

Dec 14, 2016 12:07 PM