Real property is a less ordinarily used gesture and less commonly apprehended idea. Real property involves real estate, and it adds together a bundle of rights. Hence Real property is Real Estate + Bundle of Rights. This bundle of rights a vast topic used to organize property rights (as they relate to real estate); the crux of the matter is, it grants property possessors the power to use their property as they see agreeable.

A bundle of rights consists of 5 separate rights of the property proprietor:

  1. The right to possess (right to own) is the right to occupy (live in) the property.
  2. The right to control is the right to regulate the interests and uses of others.
  3. The right to relish is the right to use the property without outside hindrance.
  4. The right to eliminate is the right to refuse others’ involvement or uses for the property.
  5. The right to toss out is the right to ascertain how and if the property is sold or given to the third party.

There are some other tangled exceptions and regulations to these rights and legal treatments. In general, the variation between real estate and real property boils down to the involvement of the bundle of rights.

Therefore, Real Estate = Physical Properties whereas Real Property = Physical Properties + bundle of rights.


Real estate is merely a portion of land with any natural or artificial (man-made) advances that are attached or have been added. For instance, natural things attached to the land include trees, bushes, valuable mineral deposits, and oil – anything that would unremarkably be considered a portion of the land. Man-made improvements include buildings, sidewalks, and fences.