Real-estate and housing are terms which are sometimes interchangeable or mistakenly used.

Real-estate is linked to sectors such as construction, urbanism and architecture. It is generally included in commercial or private transactions, but one cannot talk of real-estate and affiliated sectors without mentioning advice, management or promotion. These sectors go hand in hand with those of real-estate transactions which are buying, resale, as well as renting the goods in question.

According to the etymological definition, real-estate is considered as immovable property such as unexploited land, buildings meant for housing, offices or shared use. It is important to note that as a matter of law, the moment one places furniture in a building, it becomes a building; removing the said furniture would denature and prejudice the building. This rule can be therefore applied to trees as well as plantations on land. Besides, main water pipes are also considered as being integral parts of a building.

One must also take into account the following: the means to acquire a house, appealing to an organisation which will help finance the purchase, obligatory insurance and all other specific trades which will intervene in the upkeep and improvement of your place of residence, workplace such as office, workshop, or even factory.