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

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Recent Examples on the Web Workers here in Macomb had few illusions about the distance between those visions and realty, however. NBC News, "Michigan town prepares for auto plant to close as Democratic candidates debate labor issues," 28 June 2019 Other rules included homeowners could not sell their house for seven years after purchase and the realty company could buy back any house within that time if the buyers were seen as undesirable. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "How Henry Ford helped create historic Dearborn neighborhood that's still popular today," 27 Nov. 2019 The deal was arranged through a team from commercial realty brokerage Newmark Knight Frank that was led by Philip Mahoney, an executive vice chairman with Newmark. George Avalos, The Mercury News, "Facebook opens huge Sunnyvale campus where thousands will work," 19 Sep. 2019 The Gaines' Magnolia brand includes shops and a restaurant in Waco; an online store that carries clothing, decor and more; and a realty company, among other ventures. Rasha Ali, USA TODAY, "Joanna Gaines says husband Chip wants more children: 'There's never too many'," 24 Oct. 2019 For the past decade, Heather and Brad have worked on their realty and design company, Fox Homes in Minnetonka—comprised of 30 independent agents and designers. Selena Barrientos, House Beautiful, "HGTV’s Stay or Sell Shows Off Minneapolis’ Charm and Booming Real Estate Market," 5 Sep. 2019 Todd Spencer, president of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, says existing regulations are overly restrictive and out of step with the realties confronting most drivers. Washington Post, "Administration takes step to relax trucker drive-time rules," 15 Aug. 2019 Ashley Richardson, a Maryland real estate agent who sells property through the Long & Foster realty firm, doesn’t know the woman in this true story. Ellen James Martin | Andrews Mcmeel Syndication,, "Smart Moves: Redos and redon’ts if you’re planning to sell," 16 Sep. 2019 The backpack, and the Hawaiian shirt, and the shorts, and the kind of bad sneakers, and the shorts were all sort of based on realty. Clark Collis,, "John Travolta breaks down his crazy look in Fred Durst's The Fanatic," 26 Aug. 2019

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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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9 Jan 2020

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“Realty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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Legal Definition of realty

: real property at property

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