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Real Estate Terms Y

Real Estate Terms Y


A yard is an enclosed area of land, usually tied to a building. The word comes from the same linguistic root as the word garden and has many of the same meanings.

The income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; “the average return was about 5%”

Yield capitalization
The capitalization method used to convert future benefits into present value by discounting each future benefit at an appropriate yield rate or by developing an overall rate that explicitly reflects the investment’s income pattern, value change and yield rate.

Yield maintenance fee
A fee stated to be designed to make a lender whole for earnings it would have realized on a loan through the contractual maturity date when that loan is prepaid.

Yield curve
A visual representation of the term structure of interest rates by plotting the yields of all bonds of the same quality within maturities ranging from the shortest to the longest available. It shows the relationship between bond yields and maturity lengths.

Yield rate
Yield expressed as a percentage of the total investment.

Yield to maturity (ytm)
The percentage rate of return paid if the security is held to its maturity date. The calculation is based on the coupon rate, length of time to maturity, and market price. It assumes that coupon interest paid over the life of the security is reinvested at the same rate.

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