Real Estate legal definition is a piece of land, inclusive of the air on it and the ground that it stands upon along with any other pre existing structure (unmovable, fixed, already standing) on the land such as it such as appurtenances, buildings, fences, fixtures, improvements, roads, shrubs and trees (but not growing crops), sewers, structures, utilitysystems, and walls. It can fall under the categories of Real estate Business or/and Residential Properties which are put up for sale on the behalf of the owner by the realtor or by the owner himself sometimes. In the United States of America it is a legal designation and hence falls subject to a legislation going by the name of realty.According to the law of United States of America, there is a very significant meaning behind the word Real Estate; the world real denotes a thing as distinguished from an individual. Hence the law marks a distinct difference between the two words; REAL property and PERSONAL property.

In the former scenario, you are referring to your land and anything affixed upon it whereas in the latter situation we are talking about possessions such as our clothes, the salary we earn and so on. The purpose of clarifying this up was so that if a moving is about to take place then one should aware that the title stays with the property therefore the point of it being ‘immovable property’ whereas you lawfully can claim rights on all of your ‘movable property’ no matter where you move to.In USA, the real state business existing over there requires you to fulfill some legal formalities such as payment of taxes, complete all the legal paperwork to claim ownership i.e. get the title transferred to you name and co operate with a title company who will assist you in all the documentation and the cash exchange for smooth transfer of title to your name. Recently, there has been an upward trends seen in the title companies of the USA that they also provide services to customers in Central America and Mexico.

If we compare the two countries/regions that we shall notice many differences in the way their real estate law works. For example, prices in Mexico are comparatively much cheaper however; there are some prime pieces of land which are as expensive as to that in USA. One more distinct feature is that in Mexico a foreigner cannot own land within 50 km of the coastline or 100 km from the border.Prices are often much cheaper than most areas of the U.S., but in many locations, prices of houses and lots are as expensive as the U.S., one example being Mexico City. U.S. banks have begun to give home loans for properties in Mexico, but, so far, not for other Latin American countries. Moreover, practicing real estate agents in Costa Rica do not need to worry about a working license but the transfer of property needs to be done by a lawyer.

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