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Offers a Mortgage and Real Estate glossary for real estate and mortgage terms and definitions for home buyers, home sellers, and real estate consumers. Find expanded definitions of important real estate and mortgage home loan terms.
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Negative Amortization - Essentially occurs when a borrower makes a minimum payment that may not cover the interest that is due. Loan balance then increases as a result.
Net Effective Income - Gross income less federal income tax.
No Cash-out Refinance - A refinance transaction that is not intended to put cash in the hand of the borrower, but instead calculates a new balance to cover the balance due on a current loan and any costs with obtaining a new mortgage.
No-Cost Loan - A no-cost loan can either be: 1) a loan that has no "lender costs" associated with it or, 2) a loan that also covers purchases or refinancing costs, which may be incurred in buying a home, obtaining and/or refinancing a loan, but are not directly charged by the lender. The interest rate on this type of loan is higher.
Note - A legal document that obligates a borrower to repay a mortgage loan at a stated interest rate during a specified period of time.
Note Rate - The stated interest rate on a mortgage note.