Real Estate As an Economic Characteristic
Real estate is real property consisting of the buildings and land on it, and its accompanying natural resources like water, minerals or vegetation; immovable land of this kind; an equitable interest in it, buildings or housing, in general. Real estate brokers are those persons who facilitate the sale of real estate. They are also called real estate agents or brokers, and their services are often hired by the individuals or businesses who are interested in buying or selling real estate.
Real estate brokers can be solicitors, whose duty it is to maintain the title to real property, make researches as to its value, and assist in selling it to the buyer if the price is reasonable. They are also called upon to give advice on purchasing real estate, and arrange for the preparation of legal documents required for the transfer of the ownership of real property. It is one thing to buy real estate outright, and quite another to sell it. There are many types of transactions in which the sale of real estate involves a transfer of some rights to the original owner: whether natural or Permanent.
The Permanent Right of occupancy refers to the legal right acquired by a landowner to occupy his land permanently. This right is acquired either by abandonment of the land, or by the actual possession of the land. The legal consequences of the Permanent Right of occupancy are very severe and include the right to prohibit the rest of the landowners from disturbing the occupancy, and to restrain the use of the land for a specified number of years, during which time the owner has to pay a regular rental, for the right to occupy the land. In the United States, the laws under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act have resulted in the establishment of certain special rights to occupy land, and for the construction of housing projects and for the construction of affordable homes.
Whether natural or man-made, a lot of developments in the field of real estate depend on the availability of water. Water is one of the major considerations, when people decide to construct or reconstruct any building, even if it is not located on a large water body such as a river. When man-made constructions do not have access to natural sources of water, construction projects cannot proceed, and this includes apartments. For residential buildings, it is mandatory that at least one fixed point in the building must be accessible by means of a road, and this point must be within a reasonable distance from other residential buildings.
Man-made constructions do not always require the use of natural sources of water, but many of them do, in order to support the operation of various operations within the real estate. Similarly, man-made structures like apartment buildings need to have permanent access to water pipes, and to be able to dry their interiors after use. The laws governing real estate do not allow any building to be constructed on any permanently attached to piece of land. A piece of land can only be constructed on a plot of land which has some open space, such as a yard, and is enclosed by walls or other types of physical barriers. Other types of enclosures, which provide for an area of enclosed land, are commonly known as colocation centers.
There are two major categories of real estate land, and these include the permanent types and the constructions that take place on a piece of land which is immediately attached to the landowner’s permanent residence. Permanent structures include apartment buildings, townhouses, condominiums, row houses, and mobile homes. While these types of structures are often temporary, they are subject to change due to natural factors like soil erosion, soil shifting, wind, rains, and the like. Constructions which take place on a piece of land which is immediately connected to the real estate are known as construction by Related Parties (CDP), and are subject to legal regulations. While the economic characteristics of permanently attached to land may not be as advantageous to the landowner as it is for the tenants, it still plays an important role in the economy.