Real estate is sometimes also called real property.
Real estate issues can be very complex. They can range from matters that concern buyers and sellers, to matters that are chiefly of concern in business leasing situations. Issues can range from easements, to life estates, to questions on what a 23 page commercial lease really says. Purchasing or selling real estate can be fraught with risk, and it can be important to understand what is really happening. It can similarly be important to know what the difference is between different kinds of deeds, and when you should use a particular form of deed, or be worried about some exception which appears on a preliminary title report.