re·al·ty | \ˈrē(-ə)l-tē \

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In exchange for the placement, lenders pay as much as one-half of the realty agent's Zillow bill. Kenneth R. Harney, miamiherald, "Federal government shifts gears on policing Zillow's co-marketing schemes," 3 July 2018 Several opponents said they were offended by the realty company’s decision to call the outdoor seating area a piazza and flatly rejected its proposal to build an Italian heritage monument. Emily Williams,, "Starbucks takes shots over plan to open in the North End," 29 June 2018 Zerns, an indoor, year-round market open only on Fridays and Saturdays, comes with a hefty price tag: $4.5 million, according to its realty listing. Katie Park,, "92 years in, Zerns Farmer's Market says it will fold in September," 25 June 2018 The realty company, however, wouldn’t disclose whether the two men faced sanctions or disciplinary actions. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "The Lesson from Intel: Times Are Changing, Even at the Top," 22 June 2018 Qualcomm is the first major chip designer to produce a system-on-a-chip specifically for virtual realty/augmented reality. Mike Freeman,, "Qualcomm aims to spark virtual reality market with stand-alone AR/VR chip," 29 May 2018 With the help of Calatrava executive Michael Jaffe, a former employee of Rosen’s RFR realty firm, Anna soon began meeting with big names in the food-and-beverage world to discuss possibilities in the space. Jessica Pressler, The Cut, "Maybe She Had So Much Money She Just Lost Track of It," 28 May 2018 Lundquist cited a local realty broker who recently had clients who declined the no-appraisal option and saved thousands of dollars as a result. Kenneth R. Harney, miamiherald, "Appraisal-free loans save millions for buyers | Miami Herald," 2 May 2018 The vast majority of the neighborhoods are made up of single-family homes, the realty association reported. Houston Chronicle, "About the survey," 23 Apr. 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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Legal Definition of realty 

: real property at property

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