REAL ESTATE DICTIONARY


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key
A groove in the top of a footing.
keys
Little fingers of plaster that squeeze through lath. When they harden, these hold the plaster in place.
keystone
An angular block centered over a door or window in a header or mantle.
kick-out clause
A clause in a sales contract that allows a seller to accept one buyer's contingent offer, then back out without penalty if a second buyer makes a better offer.
kit home
A structure that contains prefabricated components and is put together by a contractor.
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knee wall
A wall-like structure that supports roof rafters.
knob-and-tube wiring
An old-fashioned wiring system that has been replaced by fuses and circuit breakers.