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Canadian Financial, Real Estate and Mortgage Glossary

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Median Price


Synonyms:asking price, average price, fair price
Filed Under: financial-banking, real-estate
Tags: banking, realty
 

Definition of median price

median price
1. In a specific area, the amount paid for a property where half of the properties in the area sell for less and half sell for more.

Related Terms and Acronyms:

  • adjusted cost basis   The amount paid for an item, plus the amount paid for improvements, minus losses and depreciation. When the owner sells the item, the difference between the sales price and the adjusted cost basis is the profit or loss.
  • capital gain (CG)   The profit made by the seller when real estate or other capital assets are sold. Capital gains are taxed more favourably than earned income. However, this can be dependent on your tax bracket and the length of time you owned the asset before it was sold. You could pay approximately one-third to one-half less tax than you would pay on the same amount of earned salary.
  • capital loss   When an asset is sold for less than what you paid, or less than its adjusted basis, it is a capital loss. However, when it comes to taxes a capital loss is not always bad because you can use it to reduce the amount of income being taxed by the amount of the loss, up to $3,000 per year. If your loss is more significant, the excess (or capital loss carryover) can be carried forward indefinitely until the total loss is used.
  • current market value (CMV)   The estimated price determined by the recent sale of similar properties.
  • fair market value (FMV)   The highest price that a buyer would pay for a property and the lowest price a seller is willing to accept.
  • monetary value   A property's monetary value is its worth if sold at this moment in time.
  • option   A legal agreement giving someone the right to buy, sell or lease a property or item at specified terms for a specified period.
  • speculation home   A house built before a buyer has been found, on the assumption that one will be found.
  • valuation   The estimation of a property's price value through an appraisal.

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