Curb

Business / Construction / Curb: The short elevation of an exterior wall above the deck of a roof. Normally a 2 by 6 box (on the roof) on which a skylight is attached.

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Curb Noun Synonyms: check, restraint, control
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Curb Stop

Business / Construction / Curb Stop: Normally a cast iron pipe with a lid (@ 5' in diameter) that is placed vertically into the ground, situated near the water tap in the yard, and where a water cut-off valve to the home is located (unde MORE

The Curb

Business / Finance / The Curb: The time remaining on a bond's life, or the date on which the debt will cease to exist and the borrower will have completely paid off the amount borrowed. See: Maturity. MORE

Yield Curb

Business / Finance / Yield Curb: A municipal bond financing method. Underwriters in advance refundings add large markups on U.S. Treasury bonds bought and held in escrow to compensate investors while waiting for repayment of old bond MORE

Fractional Basis

Business / Real Estate / Fractional Basis: Each property in the improvement district is charged a prorated share of the total amount of the special tax assessment. The share is determined either on a fractional basis (four houses may equally s MORE

Improvement

Business / Real Estate / Improvement: 1) Any structure, usually privately owned, erected on a site to enhance the value of the property--for example, building a fence or a driveway. 2) A publicly owned structure added to or benefiting lan MORE

Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)

Business / Finance / Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC): A publicly owned, government-sponsored corporation chartered in 1938 to purchase mortgages from lenders and resell them to investors. Known by the nickname Fannie Mae, it packages mortgages backed by MORE

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