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Detached house is the more common term in American English, and far more common in British English (as evidenced by the phrases' frequency in Google n-gram viewer) though "home" has increased in recent decades in both languages. In the context of real estate sales, "home" may be a euphemism, designed to make an (as yet) unoccupied dwelling seem more homey, and therefore more desirable.CharlesHBennett (talk) 20:38, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
Real estate is property consisting of land and the buildings on it, along with its natural resources such as crops, minerals, or water; immovable property of this nature; an interest vested in this (also) an item of real property buildings or housing in general.
Property comprised of land and the buildings on it as well as the natural resources of the land including uncultivated flora and fauna, farmed crops and livestock, water and minerals. Although media often refers to the "real estate market" from the perspective of residential living, real estate can be grouped into three broad categories based on its use: residential, commercial and industrial. Examples of residential real estate include undeveloped land, houses, condominiums and townhomes; examples of commercial real estate are office buildings, warehouses and retail store buildings; and examples of industrial real estate are factories, mines and farms. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sharonmartin01 (talk • contribs) 10:55, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
Don't think merging is necessary. The cross-reference statements at the top of both clarify the distinctions: "This article is about the legal concept. For the business of selling and leasing real property, see real estate.: Laurars (talk) 13:15, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
I see no reason to rely on that statement, which doesn't accurately describe the content of the article. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 23:26, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
I agree that the cross-reference statement doesn't describe the "real estate" article correctly--the page isn't just about the real estate industry. I also think it's confusing to have one page for a subject ("real estate") and then a separate page for the legal / theoretical treatment of that same subject ("real property"). Couldn't we just combine the two and create the pertinent sections? For example: "History of the term," "Legal status," "Business of buying/selling real estate", etc. Good mortician (talk) 18:09, 5 August 2018 (UTC)