REAL ESTATE TERMS YOU MAY WANT TO KNOW WHEN BUYING OR SELLING A HOME IN THE ORLANDO AREA
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an agreement that a lender will deliver loans or securities by a certain date at agreed-upon terms.
the number of percentage points the lender adds to the index rate to calculate the ARM interest rate at each adjustment.
the amount a willing buyer would pay a willing seller for a home. An appraised value is an estimate of the current fair market value.
the date when the principal balance of a loan becomes due and payable.
the price of the house that falls in the middle of the total number of homes for sale in that area.
unsecured general obligations of Fannie Mae with maturities of one day or more and with principal and interest payable in U.S. dollars.
raw data pulled from two or more of the major credit-reporting firms.
term usually used to refer to various changes or improvements made in a home; for instance, to reduce the average level of radon.
when a lender agrees to modify the terms of a mortgage without refinancing the loan.
a lien on the property that secures the Promise to repay a loan. A security agreement between the lender and the buyer in which the property is collateral for the loan. The mortgage gives the lender the right to collect payment on the loan and to foreclose if the loan obligations are not met.
a clause allowing a lender, under certain circumstances, demand the entire balance of a loan is repaid in a lump sum. The acceleration clause is usually triggered if the home is sold, title to the property is changed, the loan is refinanced or the borrower defaults on a scheduled payment.
a Fannie Mae security that represents an undivided interest in a group of mortgages. Principal and interest payments from the individual mortgage loans are grouped and paid out to the MBS holders.
a company that originates loans and resells them to secondary mortgage lenders like Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
a firm that originates and processes loans for a number of lenders.
term life insurance bought by borrowers to pay off a mortgage in the event of death or make monthly payments in the case of disability. The amount of coverage decreases as the principal balance declines. There are many different terms of coverage determining amounts of payments and when payments begin and end.
a policy that protects lenders against some or most of the losses that can occur when a borrower defaults on a mortgage loan; mortgage insurance is required primarily for borrowers with a down payment of less than 20% of the home’s purchase price. Insurance purchased by the buyer to protect the lender in the event of default. Typically purchased for loans with less than 20 percent down payment. The cost of mortgage insurance is usually added to the monthly payment. Mortgage insurance is maintained on conventional loans until the outstanding amount of the loan is less than 80 percent of the value of the house or for a set period of time (7 years is common). Mortgage insurance also is available through a government agency, such as the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or through companies (Private Mortgage Insurance or PMI).
a monthly payment -usually part of the mortgage payment – paid by a borrower for mortgage insurance.
the interest cost of a mortgage, which is a tax – deductible expense. The interest reduces the taxable income of taxpayers.
a loss mitigation option that allows a borrower to refinance and/or extend the term of the mortgage loan and thus reduce the monthly payments.
a legal document obligating a borrower to repay a loan at a stated interest rate during a specified period; the agreement is secured by a mortgage that is recorded in the public records along with the deed.
Used to calculate the maximum amount of funds that an individual traditionally may be able to afford. A typical mortgage qualifying ratio is 28: 36.
a score based on a combination of information about the borrower that is obtained from the loan application, the credit report, and property value information. The score is a comprehensive analysis of the borrower’s ability to repay a mortgage loan and manage credit.
the lender in a mortgage agreement. Mortgagor – The borrower in a mortgage agreement.
the borrower in a mortgage agreement.
a building with more than four residential rental units.
within the Metro Columbus area, Realtors submit listings and agree to attempt to sell all properties in the MLS. The MLS is a service of the local Columbus Board of Realtors?. The local MLS has a protocol for updating listings and sharing commissions. The MLS offers the advantage of more timely information, availability, and access to houses and other types of property on the market.
Keep in mind that this is by no means a complete list of terms, but it does highlight most of the more common terms used in the industry and is a constant work in progress as time passes.
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