At Equity Real Estate we know that real estate terms can sometimes be confusing. We are going to share with you some common real estate terms and their meanings to help give you a greater understanding when you are trying to buy or sell a home.

*Principal, Interest, Taxes, and Insurance Payment (PITI): the periodic (typically monthly) payment required by an amortizing loan that includes escrow deposits. Each periodic payment includes a principal and interest payment plus a contribution to the escrow account set up by the lender to pay insurance premiums and property taxes on the mortgaged property.
Example:  Abel's monthly PITI payment is $950. This included $750 for principal and interest, $150 for ad valorem taxes and $50 for insurance.

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*Barron's Real Estate Guides; Dictionary of Real Estate Terms