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Glossary

Get definitions on the mortgage terms that may come up throughout your loan process, as well as any specific mortgage terms that may be unfamiliar to you. CLS FInancial wants to ensure that you have a complete understanding of the transaction.

Our mortgage glossary will help you to speak to mortgage professionals with confidence.

Glossary

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There are 6 names in this directory beginning with the letter B.
Balloon Loan or Mortgage
A mortgage that typically offers low rates for an initial period of time (usually 5, 7, or 10) years; after that time period elapses, the balance is due or is refinanced by the borrower.

Bi-Weekly Mortgage
Compared to typical mortgages that are paid once a month, bi-weekly mortgages are paid twice a month. More frequent payments reduce interest costs and decrease the length of the mortgage.

Bond
A certificate serving as security for payment of a debt. Bonds backed by mortgage loans are pooled together and sold in the secondary market.

Bridge Loan
A loan to "bridge" the gap between the termination of one mortgage and the beginning of another, such as when a borrower purchases a new home before receiving cash proceeds from the sale of a prior home. Also known as a swing loan.

Broker
An intermediary between the borrower and the lender. The broker may represent several lending sources and charges a fee or commission for services.

Buy-down
Where the buyer pays additional discount points or makes a substantial down payment in return for a below market interest rate; or the seller offers 3-2-1 interest payment plans or pays closing costs such as the origination fee. During times of high interest rates, buy-downs may induce buyers to purchase property they may not otherwise have purchased.