Molding which is used as a building ornament. It is either straight or rounded molding with a scroll or leave design in the form of a serpent coiled around a rod.
A la Carte real estate service
Transactions rendered one at a time instead of a commission-based, full service relationship.
A style of house incorporating a high, peaked roof. It has an open and airy interior, featuring open ceiling rafters.
Plate at the top of a column; small, thick, square or rectangle.
Leaving something in a place, without the intention of returning.
The voluntary surrendering of property rights but not transferring title to someone else.
To eliminate, lessen or reduce. To hammer metal. To end or suppress. Remove or shape material to form a relief design
The elimination or reduction of a condition. Diminishing in strength. Decreasing of strength of a timber as it is shaped to the proper size for use. Wastage of wood when lumber is planed to size. Shaping of metal by hammering.
Movable screen. Movable slat. Skylight or different means of admitting light into a building and deflecting the light downward.
Lapse in succession during which title to a piece of property is not clearly established.
Material used for grinding, sanding, polishing or the wearing away of another material. Aluminum oxide, garnet and silicon-based compounds are commonly used as abrasives for sanding and smoothing wood.
Strips of material impregnated with an abrasive that are attached to a hub with a shank. When the shank is inserted into the chuck of a power drill, the spinning strips can be used to sand irregular surfaces.
Grinding stones used to sharpen metal blades. The blades are either rubbed along the stone or the stone is spun and the metal held against it, wearing down the metal and creating a sharp edge.
Value that won't change when other factors change, such as a constant in a mathematical equation. Something that is free from imperfection. Unconditional, without restriction, such as the power of a dictator. An exact amount.
A field engineered to receive septic tank effluent. Also called a leeching or seeping field, an absorption field consists of a series of shallow trenches - parallel, round, or whatever the land allows - 18" to 24" wide, in which drain tiles (pieces of perforated pipe) are placed. If the permeability of the soil, established by a percolation test is exceptional, then the pipes can be laid directly on it. In most cases the trenches must be lined with a 6" layer of gravel to help the effluent absorb properly into the soil.
Abstract or title search
A review of public records to determine whether liens or defects of title exist on a piece of property, which could interfere with clear ownership transfer. Done prior to closing of title on a sale.