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**abstract of title**

The history of the chain of title (all of the documents that transfer title) to a parcel of real property, starting with the earliest existing document and ending with the most recent.

**Abstract of title fees (htm)**

Enter the amount for producing the title abstract.

**Accelerated Bi-Weekly (htm)**

Select if payments will be made every fourteen days. (This isn't the same

as semi-monthly payments, which are collected twice a month. )

as semi-monthly payments, which are collected twice a month. )

**Accelerated Weekly (htm)**

Select

if payments will be made every seven days. (This isn't the same as weekly

payments, which are collected four times a month. )

if payments will be made every seven days. (This isn't the same as weekly

payments, which are collected four times a month. )

**acceleration clause**

A provision in a mortgage that gives the lender the right to demand payment of the balance of the loan immediately, if regular payments are not made as agreed or for breach of other terms of the mortgage.

**accident and health calculation method**

Gross coverage Net coverage

**accident and health insurance**

Insures against borrower's inability to make loan payments due to njury or illness. In order for the premium be excluded from the Finance Charge, it must be OPTIONAL (not required), or the consumer must be allowed to purchase the coverage elsewhere.

**accident and health rate**

n/a

**accident and health term**

n/a

**Accident Rate (htm)**

Enter

the rate for accident and health insurance.

the rate for accident and health insurance.

**Accident Term (htm)**

Enter

the term for accident and health insurance. In most cases, this will be the

same as the term for the loan.

the term for accident and health insurance. In most cases, this will be the

same as the term for the loan.

**Activate Developer (htm)**

Click

to activate the developer options, which are available from the final

calculation screen. You will need to contact Math Corporation for the password.

to activate the developer options, which are available from the final

calculation screen. You will need to contact Math Corporation for the password.

**Activate Developer/Developer Activated (htm)**

Click Activate Developer to display the

password screen. Click Developer Activated to deactivate the developer mode.

password screen. Click Developer Activated to deactivate the developer mode.

**actuarial method**

The method of allocating payments between the amount financed and the finance charge, where a payment is applied first to the accumulated finance charge. Any remainder is subtracted from, or any deficiency is added to the unpaid principal balance of the amount financed.

**Additional Principal Limit Usage**

Additional Principal Limit Usage

**additional principal payment**

Unscheduled principal payments made to reduce the remaining balance of a loan.

**add-on interest**

When interest is added to the amount borrowed. For example, a $5,000. 00 loan at a 10% nominal rate for one year would have the $500. 00 interest added to the loan amount. The base loan amount would be $5,500. 00, but the borrower would actually receive $5,000. 00 at closing.

**adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM)**

also called AMLs(Adjustable Mortgage Loans) or VRMs (Variable rate mortgage). A Mortgage where the interest rate may change over the life of the loan in accordance with movements in an index rate. The terms, adjustment schedule and index that the loan is based upon vary by loan program. To protect the borrower, "caps" often limit the amount of payment adjustment. ARMs are also referred to as

**Adjusted Payment Number (htm)**

Enter the payment number when adjustments should occur for

reimbursement information.

reimbursement information.

**adjustment date**

The date on which the interest rate changes for an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM).

**adjustment interval**

For an adjustable rate mortgage, the time between changes in the interest rate charged. The most common adjustment intervals are one, three or five years.

**adjustment period**

With most ARMs, the interest rate and monthly payment change every year, every three years, or every five years. However, some ARMs have more frequent interest and payment changes. The period between one rate change and the next is called the adjustment period. So, a loan with an adjustment period of one year is called a one-year ARM, and the interest rate can change once every year.

**Advance (Note) date (htm)**

Enter

the closing date for the loan, when the customer will receive the requested

funds.

the closing date for the loan, when the customer will receive the requested

funds.

**Advance (note) date (QAPR) (htm)**

The date on which the funds were advanced (disbursed).

**affordability analysis**

A detailed analysis of your ability to afford the purchase of a home. An affordability analysis takes into consideration your income, liabilities, and available funds, along with the type of mortgage you plan to use, the area where you want to purchase a home, and the closing costs that you might expect to pay.

**All (htm)**

Select to

print all pages.

print all pages.

**Allow Different Basis (htm)**

Select if you want to use a different accrual method in the odd first

period than you do for the rest of the loan.

period than you do for the rest of the loan.

**amortization**

Literally to kill (root: mort) the outstanding balance of a loan by making equal payments on a regular schedule (usually monthly). The payments are structured so that the borrower pays both interest and principal with each equal payment.

**amortization schedule or table**

An amortization schedule shows the amount of each payment applied to interest and principal and shows the remaining balance after each payment is made. It may also show amount due for mortgage insurance or other items

**Amortization Schedule Screen (htm)**

This screen displays the amortization report for the loan

application. Information includes base terms, dates, Truth In Lending

information, the selected calculation options, and the amortization schedule.

You can modify the amortization schedule results by clicking the Customize

button.

You can scroll through the pages, zoom in and out, and print

the report by using the icons on the toolbar.

application. Information includes base terms, dates, Truth In Lending

information, the selected calculation options, and the amortization schedule.

You can modify the amortization schedule results by clicking the Customize

button.

You can scroll through the pages, zoom in and out, and print

the report by using the icons on the toolbar.

**amortization term**

The amount of time required to amortize the mortgage loan. The amortization term is expressed as a number of periods (months, quarters ,years etc. ) to maturity. For example, a 30-year monthly payment mortgage would have an amortization term of 360 months.

**Amortization Term (htm)**

The

total number of payments on which the payment is based.

total number of payments on which the payment is based.

**amortize**

To repay a mortgage with regular payments that cover both principal and interest.

**Amount (htm)**

Enter the

dollar amount of the payment due for this payment period.

dollar amount of the payment due for this payment period.

**Amount Advanced (htm)**

Select

to charge interest on only the amounts actually drawn.

to charge interest on only the amounts actually drawn.

**Amount Financed**

This is the amount of money being loaned to the borrower. The total includes: the principal loan amount, amounts financed by the creditor which are not part of the finance charge, less any prepaid finance charges.

**Amount of Payments (htm)**

The

amount of each payment in this payment stream.

amount of each payment in this payment stream.

**Annual Mortgage Insurance Accounting**

Check this box if the mortgage insurance premium is payable to the agency on an annual basis.

**annual mortgagor statement**

A report sent to the mortgagor each year. The report shows how much was paid in taxes and interest during the year, as well as the remaining mortgage loan balance at the end of the year.

**annual percentage rate (APR)**

The total cost of credit on a yearly basis expressed as a percentage. It takes into account the total cost of the loan including finance charges (origination fee, points, prepaid interest, etc. This calculation is disclosed as part of the disclosure statement which is required by the Federal Truth-in-Lending Act. The statement is required on all consumer loans and is required to be disclosed within three working days of application for residential owner-occupied mortgage loans pursuant to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).

**annuity**

An amount paid at regular intervals from principal and interest provided by a fund set up for the purpose. (the present value).

**annuity due**

Where the first payment in a stream of payments is made at the beginning of the period and at the beginning of each subsequent period. Leases are often structured this way.

**Another Button (htm)**

Click

to add another escrow item under 1/6 aggregate escrow, or another rate to a random

rate loan or draw note, or another buydown under buydown terms.

to add another escrow item under 1/6 aggregate escrow, or another rate to a random

rate loan or draw note, or another buydown under buydown terms.

**Another buydown period**

Enters the input area for another buydown period.

**Another Stream Button (htm)**

Click to add another payment stream.

**application**

A form used to apply for a loan and to record pertinent information about a prospective borrower and the proposed security.

**application fee**

The fee charged by the lender to the borrower for accepting a loan application. If you charge this fee to all applicants, whether or not their application is successful, you don't have to include it in the finance charge. However, if you only charge it to some applicants, you must include it. Application fees can be entered as an exclusion for real estate loans.

**Application Fee**

The fee charged by the lender to the borrower for accepting a loan application.

**Application Fee (1) (htm)**

Enter

the application fee for accepting this loan application. If you charge this fee

to all applicants, whether or not their application is successful, you don't

have to enter it here. However, if you only charge it to some applicants, you

must enter it here. Application fees can be entered as an exclusion for real

estate loans.

the application fee for accepting this loan application. If you charge this fee

to all applicants, whether or not their application is successful, you don't

have to enter it here. However, if you only charge it to some applicants, you

must enter it here. Application fees can be entered as an exclusion for real

estate loans.

**application Fee (1) Finance charge worksheet (some versions)**

Enter the application fee for

**appraisal**

A written analysis of the estimated value of a property prepared by a qualified appraiser as of a particular date.

**appraisal fees**

Enter the amount charged to determine the value of the collateral. This figure will be included in the finance charge, except in the case of real estate loans where it may be excluded by specific exemption under RegZ.

**Appraisal fees (htm)**

Enter

the amount charged to determine the value of the collateral. This figure can be

included in the finance charge, except in the case of real estate loans where

specifically excluded.

the amount charged to determine the value of the collateral. This figure can be

included in the finance charge, except in the case of real estate loans where

specifically excluded.

**Appraised value**

For loan-to-value purposes you will enter the lesser of the appraised value or the sales value at the time of the transaction.

**appraised value**

An opinion of a property's fair market value, based on an appraiser's knowledge, experience, and analysis of the property.

**Appraised Value (htm)**

Enter

the appraised value of the property.

the appraised value of the property.

**appraiser**

A person qualified by education, training, and experience to estimate the value of real property and personal property.

**Appreciation**

The amount you expect the market value of this property to increase each year.

**appreciation**

An increase in the value of a property. The opposite of depreciation.

**ARM (htm)**

Select to

calculate an adjustable rate mortage.

calculate an adjustable rate mortage.

**ARM Loan Screen (htm)**

Enter

the terms for an adjustable rate mortgage (where the interest rate changes

periodically according to a prescribed index). You must enter the interest

rate, periods per year, term, loan amount, prepaids, advance date, and date of

first payment or error messages display.

Click the Options and Variations button on the toolbar to

enter any variations.

the terms for an adjustable rate mortgage (where the interest rate changes

periodically according to a prescribed index). You must enter the interest

rate, periods per year, term, loan amount, prepaids, advance date, and date of

first payment or error messages display.

Click the Options and Variations button on the toolbar to

enter any variations.

**ARM rounding**

n/a

**ARMS rounding**

With an adjustable rate mortgage the rate is a combination of an index to which a margin is added. The result can be an odd number like 9.12975. The system lets you round this to a more convenient number the choices are; round up, round down, round to the nearest 1/10th, round to the nearest 1/8th, round to the nearest 1/4, round to the nearest 1/2, or you can elect to leave the number unrounded.

**arrears**

In a stream of payments where the payments are made at the end of each period. The opposite of this arrangement is the annuity due where payments are made at the beginning of the period.

**assessed value**

The valuation placed on property by a public tax assessor for purposes of taxation.

**assessment**

The process of placing a value on property for the strict purpose of taxation. May also refer to a levy against property for a special purpose, such as a sewer assessment.

**assessor**

A public official who establishes the value of a property for taxation purposes.

**asset**

Anything of monetary value that is owned by a person. Assets include real property, personal property, and enforceable claims against others (including bank accounts, stocks, mutual funds, and so on).

**assignment**

The transfer of title to property from one person to another.

**assumable loan**

These loans may be passed on from a seller of a home to the buyer. The buyer assumesall outstanding payments.

**assumable mortgage**

A mortgage that can be taken over ("assumed") by the buyer when a home is sold.

**assumption clause**

A provision in an assumable mortgage that allows a buyer to assume responsibility for thebalance remaining on a mortgage from the seller.

**assumption fee**

The fee paid to a lender (usually by the purchaser of real property) resulting from the assumption of an existing mortgage. Assumption fee

**Assumption fee (htm)**

Enter

the fee you charge for letting the borrower assume an existing mortgage.

the fee you charge for letting the borrower assume an existing mortgage.

**assumption of mortgage**

Assumption by a purchaser of liability for payment of an existing mortgage or deed of trust. The seller remains secondarily liable unless specifically released by the lender.

**At Beginning of Period**

Indicates if the regular deposit occurs at the beginning of the period.

**At Beginning of Period (htm)**

Indicates if the regular deposit occurs at the beginning of the

period.

period.

**At End of Period**

Indicates if the regular deposit occurs at the end of the period.

**At End of Period (htm)**

Indicates

if the regular deposit occurs at the end of the period.

if the regular deposit occurs at the end of the period.

**Attorney's title opinion (htm)**

Enter the amount charged by the attorney for the title opinion.

**Back (icon) (htm)**

Click

to display the previous screen.

to display the previous screen.

**Balance (H) (htm)**

Select

to display the outstanding balance in the Excel spreadsheet.

to display the outstanding balance in the Excel spreadsheet.

**Balance Type**

The amount of yearly maint you expect to pay.

**balloon amount**

The principal remaining at the end of the term is called a balloon payment. It is always larger than the regular payments.

**Balloon Amount (htm)**

Enter

the amount of the final installment, or, in a loan using multiple streams, the

amount of a one-time payment against principal.

the amount of the final installment, or, in a loan using multiple streams, the

amount of a one-time payment against principal.

**Balloon Amount (QS) (htm)**

Enter

the amount of the balloon you want to leave. When you click the Solve button,

the item you left blank (Term, Amount or Payment) will be calculated for you.

the amount of the balloon you want to leave. When you click the Solve button,

the item you left blank (Term, Amount or Payment) will be calculated for you.

**balloon amount [Entries]**

Enter the amount of the final installment, or, in a loan using multiple streams, the amount of a one-time payment against principal.

**balloon entries**

The balloon terms entry frame will popup immediately below your base terms frame. If you have entered the term (number of periods of the entire loan) in the base terms screen you may enter the balloon term (number of periods before the balloon occurs) or the amount of the balloon.

**balloon equity loans**

A balloon home equity loan usually has a fixed interest rate (one that doesn't change overthe term of the loan). The loan term is shorter than would be required to repay the loan in full at maturity meaning that a balance must be paid in one lump sum payment, (the balloon payment). For example, to completely repay a loan monthly payments might be required over 30 years, but the loan might have a balloon maturity of 5 years, at which tie the entire balance will be due.

**Balloon Flag**

Purpose — Allows the user to designate whether the amount entered as the balloon is the final payment (subject to rounding) or whether the balloon entered would be the final balance after making the regular payment (i.e. the final payment is the amount entered for the balloon plus the regular payment amount). If the flag same_final_pmt is set to 1 or 2 and balloon_flag = 1, no rounding occurs on the balloon.

**balloon loan**

Any loan calling for periodic payments which will not be sufficient to repay the principal at term (maturity). The loan behaves like a fixed-rate mortgage for a set number of years(usually five or seven) and then must be paid off in full in a single "balloon" payment.

**Balloon No (htm)**

Select

if this loan will be fully amortized (no payment at maturity).

if this loan will be fully amortized (no payment at maturity).

**balloon payment**

The outstanding balance at term of a balloon loan.

**balloon term**

The term, or final payment when the entire un-amortized amount of a loan (the balloon payment) is due and payable. For example a monthly payment loan calling for a balloon at the end of 5 years would have a balloon term of 60.

**Balloon Term (htm)**

Enter

the number of periods before the balloon payment is due.

the number of periods before the balloon payment is due.

**Balloon Yes (htm)**

Select

if this loan will have principal remaining at maturity.

if this loan will have principal remaining at maturity.

**Balloon/Hide button (htm)**

Click

the Balloon button to add a balloon field, or click the Hide button to remove

it, if displayed.

the Balloon button to add a balloon field, or click the Hide button to remove

it, if displayed.

**base Loan amount**

The mortgage amount before any financed mortgage insurance or VA funding fee is added. basisSelect the desired basis, which is the lending term for the method of handling the number ofdays in months and years when calculating interest. The number before the separator is the number of days in a month and the number after is the number of days in a year. 30/360 actual/365 actual/360 actual/actual 30/actual

**Basis**

Select the

desired basis, which is the lending term for the method of handling the number

of days in months and years when calculating interest. The number before the

separator is the number of days in a month and the number after is the number

of days in a year.

desired basis, which is the lending term for the method of handling the number

of days in months and years when calculating interest. The number before the

separator is the number of days in a month and the number after is the number

of days in a year.

**Basis**

The basis. This is the interest accrual basis for the loan. Use the following codes. 1 = 30/360, 2 = Actual/365, 3 = Actual/360, 4 = Actual/Actual, 5 = 30/365, 6 = 30/Actual. Required.

**Basis (htm)**

Select the

desired basis, which is the lending term for the method of handling the number

of days in months and years when calculating interest. The number before the

separator is the number of days in a month and the number after is the number

of days in a year.

desired basis, which is the lending term for the method of handling the number

of days in months and years when calculating interest. The number before the

separator is the number of days in a month and the number after is the number

of days in a year.

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