Real Estate Investing Abbreviations

ARV – After-Repaired Value
CCIM – Certified Commercial Investment Member
COO or C of O – Certificate of Occupancy
CMA – Comparative Market Analysis
COCR or CCR – Cash on Cash Return
COF – Cost of Funds
CRE – Creative Real Estate
CRE – Commercial Real Estate
DCR or DSCR or DSR – Debt Service Coverage Ratio
DTI – Debt to Income Ratio
FHA – Federal Housing Administration
FMR – Fair Market Rent
FMV – Fair Market Value
FSBO – For Sale by Owner
GNMA – Ginnie Mae (Government National Mortgage Association)
GRM – Gross Rent Multiplier
HML – Hard Money Lender
HOA – Homeowners Association
HUD – Housing and Urban Development
IRA – Individual Retirement Account
IRR – Internal Rate of Return
JV – Joint Venture
L/O – Lease Option
LLC – Limited Liability Company
LLP – Limited Liability Partnership
LTV – Loan to Value
MAO – Maximum Allowable Offer
MLS – Multiple Listing Service
NNN – Triple Net Lease
NOI – Net Operating Income
NOO – Non-Owner Occupied
OO – Owner Occupied
O/F – Owner Finance
P&S – Purchase and Sale
PCF – Price to Cash Flow (ratio)
PITI – Principal, Interest, Taxes and Insurance
PUD – Planned Unit Development
REI – Real Estate Investing
REIA – Real Estate Investors Association
REO – Real Estate Owned
ROI – Return On Investment
RTO – Rent to Own
SFH – Single Family House
SFR – Single Family Residence
VA – Department of Veterans Affairs / Veterans Administration


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