Glossary

Purpose
The purpose of this glossary is to define terms commonly used in our research. It is a reference to familiarise you with housing-specific terms in our publications and on our website.

Scope
This glossary is limited to terms and acronyms most used by Australian academics and governments.

Format
All entries are listed in alphabetical order, including acronyms (which are cross-referenced with their corresponding definition.) Click on the appropriate letter to see listing.

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owner-purchaser or purchaser-owner

A home owner who still has a mortgage. As opposed to an outright owner who does not have a mortgage. Owner/purchaser refers to both.