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Glossary of Terms - F

To better understand some of the industry terms and technical language used during the process of borrowing money for real estate purchases, search our glossary index. You will be talking the talk with one of our mortgage professionals in no time! If you still have questions, contact us.

First Mortgage

A mortgage that has a primary lien against a property.

Fixed-Rate Mortgage

A mortgage with an interest rate and monthly payments that remain constant over the life of the loan.

Fixture

Property, such as a hot water heater or plumbing fixture, that has become permanently attached to piece of real estate and goes with the property when it is sold.

Flood Certification

An independent agency report required by the lender to determine whether a property is located in a flood hazard zone, which would then require a federally mandated flood insurance policy.

Foreclosure

A legal procedure in which property mortgaged as security for a loan is sold to pay the defaulting borrower's debt.


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