Real Estate Glossary

The following are some common real estate terms you may run across during the process of buying or selling your home.

Action to quiet title

A court action to establish ownership of real property. This court action usually removes any interest or claim to title of real estate. The action results in removing any cloud on the title. Normally a lender will not commit to a mortgage with a cloud on the title. If the complainant is successful in the court action, the title is made quiet, or is clean.

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