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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
3,182,314
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - 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
3,842,776
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 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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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Land and appurtenances to that land.

Dec 14, 2016 02:36 PM
Rainmaker
3,983,519
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

LAND!

Dec 14, 2016 02:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,256,941
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - 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
1,382,417
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
3,104,435
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Land and items permanently attached to that land.

Dec 14, 2016 01:27 PM
Rainmaker
3,344,757
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
1,258,337
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
863,796
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
3,230,425
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
1,555,769
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Chapter 2: Property

Dec 15, 2016 05:54 AM
Rainmaker
3,053,914
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

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

Dec 15, 2016 03:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,500,252
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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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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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
742,192
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
5,470,957
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
4,432,317
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
5,089,054
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

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

Dec 14, 2016 01:06 PM
Rainmaker
2,812,252
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

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