Real Estate: a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land,
such as buildings. In law, the word real means relating to a thing (from Latin res/rei, thing), as distinguished from a person.
Thus the law broadly distinguishes between "real" property (land and anything affixed to it) and
"personal" property (everything else, e.g., clothing, furniture, money).
The conceptual difference was between immovable property, which would transfer
title along with the land, and movable property, which a person would retain title to.