Posts Tagged: definition

credit utilization

Define: credit utilization Definition: Credit utilization is the comparison between the amount of credit available and the amount currently used.


Define: appraisal Definition: An appraisal is an estimation of a property's value.


Define: quitclaim (deed) Definition: A quitclaim deed can be used to transfer property rights. It releases a person's interest in a... read more →


Define: decree Definition: A decree of foreclosure and sale is a declaration made by the court stating that a piece of... read more →

secondary residence

Define: secondary residence Definition: A secondary residence is a property in which the owner(s) lives in part of the time.

grace period

Define: grace period Definition: A grace period is the period of time after the deadline for a mortgage payment, during which... read more →


Define: deduction Definition: A deduction is a charitable gift, mortgage interest paid on a loan on a primary residence, business expenses,... read more →


Define: renegotiate Definition: To renegotiate a mortgage means to work with your lender to rework your loan terms so that it... read more →

secure (financing)

Define: secure (financing) Definition: To secure financing for a property is to both successfully apply and qualify for a mortgage loan.

fair lending

Define: fair lending Definition: Fair lending is the practice outlined in the Fair Housing Act of 1968. It prohibits lenders from... read more →


Define: bankrupt Definition: To be bankrupt means that one's outstanding debts are being restructured in order to pay back your creditors.


Define: bankruptcy Definition: Bankruptcy is the state of working through debt with the help of your bank or the government,... read more →


Define: forbearance Definition: Forbearance is an option given to borrowers who are experiencing difficulty making their mortgage payments. It involves the... read more →


Define: mortgage Definition: A mortgage is a loan that borrowers take out in order to purchase a home.


Define borrower Definition: A borrower is someone who works with a lender to secure financial assistance in purchasing or refinancing a... read more →


Definition: income Income is the money received, on a regular basis, for work performed.


Definition: asset An asset is a property owned by a person that is regarded to have value and can meet... read more →


Definition: lender A lender is any organization, individual, or public group that makes funds available with the stipulation that the... read more →


Definition: rent (verb) To pay someone for the use of something or occupancy of somewhere.

property tax

Definition: property tax A property tax is a levy on the value of the property by government authority.

buyer (home)

Definition: (home) buyer A home buyer is a person who is looking to purchase a new home.

zoning laws

Definition: zoning Zoning is the regulation of the use of real estate property by local government, restricting property to residential,... read more →


Definition: condo Short for condominium, a condo is on of a group of housing units, in which each homeowner has... read more →


Definition: (home) seller A (home) seller is the person who puts a home on the market for sale.

Property address

Definition: property address The property address is a way to define or pinpoint where a piece of property is located.


Definition: pre-qualification Pre-qualification is the initial evaluation of credit worthiness of a potential borrower that is used to determine the... read more →