Immobilien Glossar

Detailed property glossary. Commonly used terms and phrases of international real estate as well as specialised definitions for better understanding of the Greek property market.

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Abschlusskosten
Closing costs are the expenses, over and above the price of the property, that buyers and sellers normally incur to complete a real estate transaction. Costs incurred may include loan origination fees, discount points, appraisal fees, title searches, title insurance, surveys, taxes, deed-recording fees and credit report charges. Prepaid costs are those that recur over time, such as property taxes and homeowners' insurance. The lender is required by law to state these costs in a "good faith estimate" within three days of a home loan application.
Angebot
This is the initial price offered by a prospective buyer to the seller. A seller may accept the offer, reject it, or counter with a different offer.
Angebotspreis
Der Preis, zu dem der Verkäufer seine Immobilie zum Verkauf anbietet
Annehmlichkeiten
Certain features of a property or features of the area which increase a property's value.
Anzahlung
Amount of money paid by the buyer to the seller on exchange of contracts in order to secure a property. Also known as Down Payment .
Apostille
Eine gesetzliche Zertifizierung, die ein Dokument aus einem Land in einem anderen Land gültig macht (vorausgesetzt, dass beide Unterzeichner des Haager Übereinkommens von 1961 zur Befreiung ausländischer öffentlicher Urkunden von der Legalisation sind)
Atrium
Eine zentrale, oft glasüberdachte Halle, die sich über mehrere Stockwerke eines Gebäudes erstreckt, beispielsweise eines Einkaufszentrums oder eines Hotels
Badewanne
Ein Behälter, der groß genug ist, um eine Person ein Bad nehmen zu können
Balken
Ein Balken ist eine lange, dicke Stange aus Holz, Metall oder Beton, insbesondere zur Dachunterstützung eines Gebäudes.
Balkon
A platform projecting from the wall of a building with a balustrade or railing along its outer edge, often with access from a door or window
Bauernhaus
Das Hauptwohnsitzhaus auf einem Bauernhof oder ein Haus, das im diesen Stil gebaut wurde und sich irgendwo befindet.
Baugenehmigung
A certified copy from the archive kept at the competent urban authority office of the issued building permit referring to the selling property.
begehbarer Kleiderschrank
A closet that is large enough to walk around in.
Bescheinigung der Konstruierbarkeit
In case of a non-built land, it is possible to apply to the competent building authority of the location of the property in order to get a safe certification with the building terms applied, and the plot classification as building land.
Bewertung
Eine schriftliche Begründung für den Preis, der für eine Immobilie gezahlt wird, basiert hauptsächlich auf einer Analyse von vergleichbare Verkäufe ähnlicher Immobilien in der Nähe.
Bewertung
A written justification of the price paid for a property conducted by a professional, primarily based on an analysis of comparable sales of similar homes nearby.
Bi-fold Türen (Falttüren)
A folding door is a type of door which opens by folding back in sections or so-called panels. Folding doors are also known as ‘bi-fold doors', in spite of them most often having more than two panels. Another term is ‘concertina’ doors, inspired by the musical instrument of the same name.
Bungalow
A bungalow is a one-story house, cottage or cabin. Bungalows are generally small in terms of square footage, but it is not uncommon to see very large bungalows. Bungalows were originally designed to provide affordable, modern housing for the working class.
Cottage
Normalerweise ein kleines, einstöckiges Haus auf einem Bauernhof oder auf dem Land oder in einem Erholungsort und wird als Ferienhaus verwendet.
Doppelhaushälfte
It is a house which is joined to another house on one side, or two houses joined together.
Doppeltüren
Two adjacent doors that share the same door frame, and between which there is no separating vertical member. Double doors are often referred to as “French doors”, due to their preponderance in French architecture
Eigentumssteuerbescheinigung
A certificate granted to the property owner by the competent tax authority to prove that his selling property has been included in the declaration of his real property for the last five years and that no property tax is due for this property for the same years.
Eigentumsurkunde
Juristische Dokumente, die das Eigentum an einer Immobilie belegen.
Einbauküche
A kitchen fitted with units and appliances such as an oven, dishwasher, etc often attached to the wall.
Einzelhaus
Eine Eigenschaft, die alleine steht und keine gemeinsamen Wände mit einer angrenzenden Eigenschaft hat.
En suite
Used to describe a bathroom that is directly connected to a bedroom or a bedroom that is connected to a bathroom.
Energieeffizienz-Zertifikat
A document recognized by the Ministry of Environment which is issued by the energy auditor and reflects the energy efficiency of the building, classified in energy class (A+ to H), while the auditor lists his suggestions for improving the energy efficiency of the building. It is required for all buildings over a total surface of 50 s.m.
ENFIA
Jährliche Grundsteuer
französische Türen
Two adjoining doors that have glass panes from top to bottom and are hinged at opposite sides of a doorway so that they open in the middle
Gebäudeplan
A floor plan shows the architectural layout of the building and the specifications of each room.
Grundbuch
Government department responsible for recording ownership of properies. Searches will be requested from the Land Registry by conveyancers as part of any property transaction.
Grundbuchgebühren
Set fee paid to Land Registry to register ownership of a property.
Gutachter
An individual qualified by education, training, and experience to estimate the value of real property and personal property. Although some appraisers work directly for mortgage lenders, most are independent.
Gutshaus
A big country house with a lot of land. They are old style houses with very large and beautiful gardens.
Hauptschlafzimmer
The main or principal bedroom of a house or suite.
Hauspreisindex
Statistical method of representing changes in house prices over time.
Horizontal Eigentümer
Independent, exclusive ownership on a building or a flat, with a specific percentage of co-ownership in the land and the common parts of the building.
Immobilien-Titelsuche
A detailed examination of the entire document history of a property title to make sure there are no legal encumbrances that effect the seller's right to sell.
Immobilienmakler
A real estate agent is a professional with a real estate license and assists both buyers and sellers in the home-buying process.
Ingenieur-Zertifikat
Αccording to L.4495/2017 that the property is not built or that the existing building and its use is in accordance with the building permit or (in case illegal constructions or uses have been installed in the plot) that all illegal constructions or uses have been settled. The engineer's certificate should be accompanied by a topographical diagram based on the state coordinates system E.G.S.A.'87. In case legalised constructions or uses, on addition to the above, a certificate of completion of the legalization process is required and the engineer’s drawings as well in which the illegalities are reflected.
Jacuzzi
A brand name (Californian corporation) for a bath or pool into which warm water flows through small holes, producing a pleasant, bubbling effect
Kassettendecke
Eine Kassettendecke ist ein Muster von Vertiefungen oder Ausnehmungen in der Kopffläche eines Innenraums. In der Architektur ist eine "Kiste" in eine Decke eingelassene Platte, einschließlich der Innenräume von Kuppeln und Gewölben
Kommission
Zahlbar Gebühr an einen Immobilienmakler, in der Regel eines Prozentsatz des Kaufpreises, für die Bereitstellung von bestimmten Dienstleistungen im Zusammenhang mit der Transaktion.
Landwirtschaftliches Wasser
Agricultural water, also known as Farm water, is water committed for use in watering gardens. It is provided OADYK, different company than the one that provides the drinking water.
Leasingvertrag
Legal document detailing terms whereby the owner of a property grants rights to another party to occupy it for a specified period of time. Also known as Tenancy Agreement.
Maisonette
A flat (or apartment) that occupies two floors of a building, and so typically has internal stairs.
Mehrere Agentur
Where two or more estate agents are instructed by a seller to market a property. Only the agent who introduces a successful purchaser is paid.
Mieter
Person (or entity) who is entitled to occupy a property under the terms of a Tenancy Agreement.
Notar
State civil servant responsible for editing the real estate transfer contracts. Permanently appointed by the Minister of Justice, his duty is to protect the public interest the public security and the fiscal and social policy. He is inspected for the lawful and diligent performance of his duties by the local public prosecutor.
Offenes Design
Any floor plan which makes use of large, open spaces and minimizes the use of small, enclosed rooms or few dividing walls between areas.
Pavillon
A small decorated building or temporary structure, usually in a garden, that can be used for relaxing or entertaining guests… No windows, no walls, no worries with this favorite outdoor lounging spot.
Pavillon
A small but prominent portion of a building that juts out from a main building, either above its roof line, or to the side, and which is identified by a unique (usually diminutive) height and individual roof type. A pavilion may also stand alone, separate from a larger building, or may be connected to a main building by a terrace or path.
Penthouse
The top floor of multi-story building
Pergola
Open beams atop posts let the sun shine down on a special outdoor spot In a garden, a pergola is an arch or a structure with a roofover which climbing plants can be grown.
Private Vereinbarung
The parties may draw up a private agreement for the intended sale, which however can't be legally executed such as a notary's act, therefore it's not sufficient to complete the transfer of real estate property. In case of a legal dispute, it is simply a proof of assumption of obligations between the parties.
Rechtsanwalt
Professionally qualified legal expert who prepares documents for the sale or purchase of a property.
Reihenendhaus
An end of terrace house is a house situated at the end of a terrace. Like a semi-detached house, only one side of the house shares a common wall, while the other is detached.
Reihenhaus
A terrace house is a house that is situated in a long row of houses. They all usually look the same- pretty much identical structurally. Both sides of each house in the row share common walls with a neighbouring house, with the exception with the houses at each end of the terrace.
Sauna
A room or small building, often with wood attached to the walls, that is heated to a high temperature, usually with steam:
Schiebetür
A door drawn across an aperture on a groove or suspended from a track, rather than turning on hinges
Schwingtür
Swing doors open easily in both directions, making it a classic choice for kitchens and laundry rooms.
Souterrainwohnung
An apartment located below street level, underneath another structure—usually an apartment building, but possibly a house or a business.
Stadthaus
A usually single-family house of two or sometimes three stories that is usually connected to a similar house by a common sidewall.
Studio
Small single-room dwellings contain a kitchen, a bathroom, a sleeping area, etc., in one place, usually in a multistorey building.
Taschentür
A usually interior door that opens by gliding along a track into a recess in the wall.
Terrasse
Similar to a terrace, a patio is an outdoor extension of a building, situated above the ground level, and open to the sky. Colloquially, a patio is a more informal space than a terrace.
Terrasse
A flat area of stone or grass outside a house, where people sit and sometimes eat.
Topografischer Plan
Topographical plans and maps are drawings which show the main physical features on the ground, such as buildings, fences, roads, rivers, lakes and forests, as well as the changes in elevation between land forms such as valleys and hills (called vertical relief). You base these plans and maps on the information you collect from topographical surveys.
Unter Angebot
Status of a property from the point at which a seller has accepted an offer until exchange of contracts.
Veranda
A veranda is a roofed platform along the outside of a house.
Vergleichbare Verkäufe
Kürzlich erzielte Verkäufe ähnlicher Immobilien in nahe gelegenen Gebieten und zur Ermittlung des Marktwerts einer Immobilie. Auch bezeichnet als „Comps“.
Vermieter
The owner of property that is leased to others. A landlord is seen as a custodian of the property and is responsible for collecting rent.
Vertikaler Besitz
Ownership on a building built on the same plot with other buildings and on a specific part of the land, with co-ownership on the major plot.
Vertrag
Dokument, das zwischen dem Käufer und dem Verkäufer vereinbarten Bedingungen umreißt und beide Parteien bindet, um die Verkaufs- / Kauftransaktion abzuschließen. Auch als Vereinbarung bekannt.
Villa
Originally an upper-class, large country house in its own grounds, usually in a rural area or near the sea.
Vollmacht
A legal document that authorizes another person to act on one's behalf. A power of attorney can grant complete authority or can be limited to certain acts and/or certain periods of time.
Vorvertrag
The notary's act by which the parties engage themselves to draw up the final contract in the future and generally determine the terms of the final contract. The preliminary contract is subject to the same type as the final contract, so a notary is demanded
Wäschekammer
A room where clothes are washed and dried.
Wohngebäude
Block of flats: a multi-unit dwelling made up of several (generally four or more) apartments.
Wohnung
A flat is a living area that is self-contained with in only part of a building and share a front door. Usually, a flat is situated in a building that is split up into multiple living areas for different residents. Flats are generally the primary housing solution in inner cities and metropolitan areas, because of the obvious space saving advantages of building vertically. They are called “apartments” in American English
Wohnzimmer
Ein Wohnzimmer, das von allen Familienmitgliedern zur Erholung und Entspannung genutzt wird

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