acceleration clause

adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM)

amortization

amortization schedule

annual percentage rate (APR)

application

appraisal

appraised value

appreciation

assessed value

assessment

assumable mortgage

balloon mortgage

balloon payment

bridge loan

broker

cash-out refinance

clear title

closing

closing costs

co-borrower

collateral

commission

comparable sales

condominium

construction loan

contingency

contract

conventional mortgage

convertible ARM

credit history

credit report

deed

deposit

discount points

down payment

earnest money deposit

easement

eminent domain

encroachment

encumbrance

equity

escrow account

examination of title

exclusive listing

fair market value

Fannie Mae (FNMA)

FHA mortgage

first mortgage

fixed-rate mortgage

grantee

grantor

hazard insurance

home equity line of credit

home inspection

homeowners' association

homeowner's insurance

HUD-1 settlement statement

joint tenancy

lease

lease option

legal description

lender

lien

line of credit

loan

loan officer

loan origination

loan servicing

loan-to-value (LTV)

lock-in

lock-in period

mortgage

mortgage banker

mortgage broker

mortgagee

mortgage insurance (MI)

mortgage insurance premium (MIP)

mortgagor

note

origination fee

owner financing

point

power of attorney

pre-approval

pre-qualification

prime rate

principal

principal balance

principal, interest, taxes, and insurance (PITI)

private mortgage insurance (MI)

promissory note

purchase agreement

qualifying ratios

quitclaim deed

rate lock

real estate agent

Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)

real property

RealtorŪ

right of first refusal

right of ingress or egress

right of survivorship

second mortgage

secured loan

settlement statement

subdivision

survey

sweat equity

tenancy in common

title

title company

title insurance

title search

transfer of ownership

transfer tax

Truth-in-Lending

two- to four-family property

VA mortgage

Veterans Administration (VA)