Where Did the Term “Real Estate” Come From, What Does It Mean, and Why Is Land Called “Real Estate”?

Real estate is a piece of land that includes the air above it, the ground below it, and any buildings or structures on it.

The term was first used in 1666 England. In 1670 the word “realty” surfaced to mean the same thing.

Real means “actual” or “genuine,” and estate, of course, means “property.”

Real estate became a legal term to identify a royal grant of estate land from the king of England.

In England a real-estate broker or Realtor is called a land agent.

The odds of being the victim of a serious crime in one’s lifetime are 20 to 1.

The odds of being murdered are 18,000 to 1, with the chance of being the victim of a sharp or blunt instrument being six times greater than from a gun for which the odds against that occurring are 325 to 1.

The chance of dying from an assault of any kind is 1 in 16,421.

The odds of getting away with murder are 2 to 1.