re·​al·​ty | \ ˈrē(-ə)l-tē How to pronounce realty (audio) \

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Running Their Magnolia Empire Of course, Chip and Jo continue working on their Magnolia empire, which spans home décor, realty, dining, and even a quarterly journal. Selena Barrientos, House Beautiful, "Is Fixer Upper Returning With a New Season? Here's What Chip and Jo Gaines Have Been Up To," 29 Aug. 2019 In 1912, when San Diego was still a part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Monterey, about three acres of hilly land in Jamul was turned over to the church by a realty company for use as a cemetery for Indians. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: Jamul Indian Village grew at cemetery site," 6 Aug. 2019 According to realty brokerage firm Redfin, just 12 percent of all offers made through the company in June faced a bidding war. Lew Sichelman | Andrews Mcmeel Syndication,, "Market shift may mean price cuts," 2 Aug. 2019 The sales manager at the realty firm who represented the listing is ordering their file from a storage locker. Pat Kapowich, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Buyer regrets purchasing a ‘flip’ home and needs to recover extra costs," 18 July 2019 An interracial Jefferson County couple was shocked to find one of their realty company signs defaced Wednesday morning with a racial slur. Carol Robinson |,, "Racial slur spray-painted on Alabama interracial couple’s ‘For Sale’ sign," 17 July 2019 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, which represents small business truckers like Button, said the schedule dictated by the rules is out of step with the daily realties confronting most of their members. Richard Lardner, Twin Cities, "Trump administration moves to ease drive-time rules for truckers," 1 July 2019 At the Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department meeting, a senior executive from national realty firm ERA described one of the company’s top-producing agents, who charges all clients 7 percent to list and sell their homes. Kenneth R. Harney,, "Forget what you've heard, home sellers. Real estate commission rates are negotiable.," 19 June 2018 Beachfront realty isn’t quite as affordable these days. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Rethinking the modern house museum," 12 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of realty

1670, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for realty

real + -ty (as in property)

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re·​al·​ty | \ ˈrē-əl-tē, ˈrēl- How to pronounce realty (audio) \

Legal Definition of realty

: real property at property

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readily or continually undergoing change

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