This list of common Spanish real estate terms with their English translations will help familiarize you with words you’ll see in many real estate listings.

AbogadoLawyer
AgenteAgent
AguinaldoChristmas Bonus due December 20
AljíbeIn-ground water storage tank
ApéndiceAddendum
AvaluoAssessment
BalcónBalcony
BeneficiarioBeneficiary
Biences RaícesReal Estate
BodegaStorage unit
BóvedaArched brick ceiling
CanteraUnpolished quarry tile
CasaHouse
CasitaDetached small guest house
ChimeneaChimney
CocheraCarport
CFE (Comisión Federal de Electricidad)Electrical Utility Company
ColonosHomeowner Association fees
ContratoContract
CorredorBroker
Costos de cierreClosing costs
CriadaMaid
CupolaDomed ventilation
CubiertaDeck
CuentaBill or Invoice
CURP (Clave Única del Registro de Población)Social Security Number or S.I.N.
DeslindeSurvey
DrenajeSewer
EdificioBuilding
EfectivoCash
EjidoCommon land
EscrituraDeed
FideicomisoTrust
FiniquitoSeverance pay
FosaSeptic tank
FraccionamientoSubdivision
HaciendaEstate or large house
HipotecaMortgage
Inspección de viviendaHome inspection
JardineroGardener
LoteLot
MañanaTomorrow
MiradorRooftop viewing area
MueblesFurniture
Notario PúblicoPublic Notary
PesoMexican currency
PoderPower of Attorney
PozoWell
PredialProperty tax
PropiedadProperty
RestriccionesZoning
RFC (Registro Federal de Contribuyentes)Individual tax number
RústicoRustic
SeguroInsurance
ServidumbreEasement
Se VendeFor Sale
SIMAPA (Sistema Municipal de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado)Water Utility Company
SoldVendido
TelmexTelephone/Internet Utility Company
TerrazaTerrace
TinacoRooftop water storage tank
Transferencia BancariaWire Transfer
Visa TemporalTemporary Mexican visa
Visa TuristaTourist Mexican visa
Visa PermanentePermanent Mexican visa

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