What is the Definition of Other Real Estate Owned?

Other Real Estate Owned


Definition: A term used primarily by commercial banks to identify real estate on the books that was taken back through foreclosure of a mortgage loan. The term “Other” REO is used by banks to distinguish foreclosure real estate from bank real estate owned (REO) which is corporate real estate assets. Typically, the real estate industry uses the term REO for foreclosed real estate.

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