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JACK RAFTER - short rafter, used in a hip roof or valley roof, or to simulate a rafter which extends beyond the exterior walls.

JACOB'S LADDER - hanging ladder, made with wooden steps and sides of rope.

JALOUSIES - Fixed or adjustable horizontal slats, used in doors, windows, shutters, etc., to keep out sun and rain, while letting in light and air.

JAMB - vertical lining of an opening, such as a doorway, fireplace, window, etc.

JANITOR - One who is hired to take care of a building. Generally associated with cleaning, locking up after closing, and minor repair.

JERRY-BUILT - structure built of inferior and inexpensive materials. Poorly built.

JETTY - (1) pier or other structure (usually of stones), built out into a body of water to hinder the currents and so protect a harbor. (2) A part of a building which projects out beyond the exterior walls, such as an overhanging second story, a balcony, etc.

JOINDER - Joining together in some legal proceeding.

JOINT - (1) Meaning two or more, such as joint tenants, joint adventurers, etc. (2) The point of union or connection of two members, whether pipes, boards, or other members.

JOINT ADVENTURE - combining by two or more persons of their property, skill, efforts, etc., for a specific business purpose. Single purpose partnerships are now most commonly used and are based on the same idea of the single purpose business venture.

JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY - Allowing the plaintiff to sue one defendant (sever that one from the others) for the entire amount of damages, as well as the ability to sue more than one or all defendants (joint).

JOINT APPRAISAL - appraisal by more than one appraiser, but one which states common conclusions of all.

JOINT ESTATE - Also See: Joint Tenancy.

JOINT NOTE - promise to pay, executed by two or more persons, each having equal liability. See also: Surety.

JOINT OWNERSHIP - Property owned by more than one person or entity.

JOINT PROTECTION POLICY - policy of title insurance which insures both the owner and the lender under the same policy.

JOINT TENANCY - undivided interest in property, taken by two or more joint tenants. The interests must be equal, accuring under the same conveyance, and beginning at the same time. Upon the death of a joint tenant, the interest passes to the surviving joint tenants, rather than to the heirs of the deceased.

JOINT TENANTS - Those holding under joint tenancy. See also: Joint Tenancy.

JOINT VENTURE - Also See: Joint Adventure.

JOINTURE - life estate for a wife which takes effect upon the death of her husband. Takes the place of dower, but must be agreed to by the wife and is not an automatic right such as dower.

JOISTS - Small beams, usually not more than five inches thick, which are in parallel and support floors and ceilings. The joists are supported by larger beams, bearing walls, girders, etc. A joist is rectangular in cross-section, the narrow face being the joist, the wide face the plank.

JUDGEMENT CREDITOR - person, corporation, etc., that has been awarded a money judgement by a court. Recording and abstract of said judgement will create a lien on real property owned by the judgement debtor in the county where the abstract is recorded.

JUDGEMENT DEBTOR - person, corporation etc., against whom a money judgement has been awarded by a court. Also See: Judgement Creditor.

JUDGMENT (JUDGEMENT) - decision of a court of law. Money judgments, when recorded, become a lien on real property of the defendant.

JUDGMENT LIEN - lien against the property of a judgment debtor. An involuntary lien.

JUDGMENT PROOF - One against whom a judgment creditor cannot collect (no assets). If one can show he was defrauded by a "judgment proof" real estate licensee, he may recover from the state fund in states having such a fund.

JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE - Foreclosure through court action rather than by a power of sale. Judicial foreclosure is sometimes necessary to remove certain tax liens.

JUDICIAL SALE - sale made under court order, by one court appointed, rather than a voluntary sale by the owner, or one appointed by the owner.

JUMBO LOAN - loan greater than the amount allowable for purchase by a federal agency.

JUMBO VA LOAN - loan for an amount greater than the allowable 100% financed amount. It is determined by subtracting the maximum allowable 100% financed amount from the purchase price and financing 75% of the difference. Example: maximum allowable VA Loan - $110,000. Sale price - $130,000. Difference is $20,000;75% of the difference is $15,000. Total jumbo loan - $110,000 plus $15,000=$125,000. Required down payment - $5000.

JUNCTION BOX - metal box used to enclose the meeting (junction) of electrical circuits, wires, and cables.

JUNIOR LIEN - lien which is subordinate to a prior lien.

JUNIOR MORTGAGE - Any mortgage of lesser priority than a first mortgage.

JUNK VALUE - Also See: Salvage Value.

JURAT - (1) certificate of an officer before whom a writing was sworn to, such as a notary public. (2) That part of an affidavit stating where, when, and before whom, the affidavit was sworn.

JURISDICTION - extent of the authority of a court, or other governmental branch or agency.

JUST COMPENSATION - In condemnation the amount paid to the property owner. The theory is that in order to be "just", the property owner should be no richer or poorer than before the taking.

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Daily Oil & Gas and Wall Street Journal News
12/18/18

Canada to Invest C$1.6B in Oil and Gas Sector
Posted on Monday December 17, 2018

The Canadian government has pledged more than C$1.6 billion to the country's struggling oil and gas sector to support jobs and workers.

North America LNG Rebound to Continue in 2019
Posted on Monday December 17, 2018

North America should lead an expected record year for global LNG project sanctions in 2019, predicts Wood Mackenzie.

HR's Role in the Oil and Gas Digital Transformation
Posted on Monday December 17, 2018

A new survey by KPMG finds that some oil and gas HR executives are still a bit hesitant to transform their workforces to keep up with the industry's digital transformation.

Key UAE Contract Goes to Spanish Firm
Posted on Monday December 17, 2018

The Linear Alkyl Benzene plant will be the first derivative unit to be developed under a $45 billion Ruwais downstream investment program.

No Theft in Saipem Cyber Attack
Posted on Monday December 17, 2018

Saipem reveals there has been no theft or loss of data in connection with the cyber attack it suffered recently.

CNOOC in Cooperation Pact with Majors
Posted on Monday December 17, 2018

China National Offshore Oil Corporation signs strategic cooperation agreements with several oil and gas majors.

Strong Outlook for Offshore Service Market
Posted on Monday December 17, 2018

The outlook for offshore oilfield service contractors is strong, according to Rystad Energy.

Exxon Becomes Permian Drill Chief
Posted on Monday December 17, 2018

ExxonMobil has overtaken rivals to become the most active driller in the Permian Basin.

Oil Dives Lower
Posted on Monday December 17, 2018

Oil dived lower near $49 a barrel as investors sought more assurance that OPEC's output cuts will work in the face of surging U.S. supply.

Oil Prices Fall Below Key Thresholds
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

WTI and Brent crude oil futures settled below the psychologically significant $50 and $60 marks, respectively.

Wall Street Journal
Commercial News

12/18/18

WSJ.com: Commercial Real Estate

CBRE Global Investors Buys Stake in Three GGP Malls
One of the world?s largest real-estate asset managers has purchased a 49% stake in three malls in a deal that values them at more than $1 billion and shows that investors still have an appetite for top-tier retail property.

FAO Schwarz Is Returning to New York
A dominant presence in Midtown Manhattan for decades before its closure in 2015, the toy store is coming to life again with a new, 20,000-square-foot Rockefeller Center location.

Sportswear-Maker Puma to Open New York Flagship
Germany?s Puma has signed a lease deal to creating a marquee location on Fifth Avenue that will be the first of its kind for the company in North America.

Kushner Cos., Brookfield Near a Deal for Stake in 666 Fifth Ave.
The real estate arm of Brookfield Asset Management is in advanced talks with Kushner Cos. to buy roughly a 50% stake in 666 Fifth Ave. and invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the Manhattan office tower, which has been at the center of a controversy over possible conflicts of interest involving Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump?s son-in-law and adviser.

Sign of the Times: New Office Space Created in Retail's Tumult
Normandy Real Estate Partners? $133 million deal for the upper portion of ABC Carpet?s flagship store is an example of office space edging into territory that once was retail?s domain.

Want to Buy a Luxury Hotel in the U.S.? Try China's Insurance Regulator
When Chinese regulators seized control of Anbang Insurance, they took ownership of more than a dozen luxury U.S. hotels. Now, as the government looks to sell, it faces a problem: The buildings likely are worth less than what Anbang paid only a couple of years ago.

New York's Commercial Property Slump Shows Signs of Slowing
After a two-year plunge, brokers are optimistic that more deals will take place in 2018.

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