Category Archives: Real Estate Definitions

HOA : The Role Of Homeowners Associations In Housing Communities

For homes governed by an HOA, membership in the homeowners association is a condition of purchase; buyer are not permitted to opt-out.

Simple Real Estate Definitions : Right To Cancel

Refinancing homeowners are granted a 3-day “cooling off” period.

Simple Real Estate Definitions : Home Inspection

A home inspection is a thorough, top-to-bottom check-up of a home’s structure and systems.

Simple Real Estate Definitions : Tax And Insurance Escrow

Want a discount on your next mortgage rate? Tell your lender that you’re willing to escrow.

What Is Annual Percentage Rate (APR)?

More commonly called APR, Annual Percentage Rate is a government-mandated mortgage comparison tool. It measures the total cost of borrowing over the life of a loan into dollars-and-cents.

Simple Real Estate Definitions : Loan-Level Pricing Adjustments

Loan-level pricing adjustments are mandatory loan fees based on a borrower’s specific default risk.