Canadian Financial, Real Estate and Mortgage Glossary

How often this word is used
62% - Often


Synonyms:amortized bank loan, bond, borrow, financing, funding, home loan, hypothec, hypothèque, mortgage loan, prêt, secured funds
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Filed Under: abbreviation, mortgages
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Definition of mortgage (mtg)

mortgage (mtg)
1. A temporary and conditional agreement that stipulates the use of real property as collateral to a creditor for the guaranteed repayment of a loan. The mortgage incurs a rate of interest that varies according to term and other loan features.

Related Terms and Acronyms:

  • commercial mortgage   A mortgage for commercial property.
  • home equity loan (HEL)   A loan that can replace or be an addition to the first mortgage. Typically used as a home improvement loan.
      ➥  Also known as an Equity Take Out (ETO).
  • interest rate differential (IRD)   The penalty one pays for breaking a mortgage.
  • loan-to-value (LTV)   The ratio of the principal amount of the loan to the lesser of the purchase price of the property or the property's appraised value. This can be expressed as an 80% loan, or 80% LTV.
      ➥  A widely used term in the mortgage brokerage and lending industry, especially by mortgage underwriters.
  • mortgage brokerage   An individual or group who brokers deals between their clients and lenders.
      ➥  CanEquity is a mortgage brokerage.
  • mortgage insurance   Insurance that protects a lender if a homeowner fails to pay off his or her mortgage.
      ➥  CanEquity offers mortgage insurance.
  • mortgage lender (ML)   A lender that offers mortgages, often through a mortgage broker.
      ➥  Used internally by mortgage brokers and mortgage lenders.
  • mortgage life insurance   Insurance that covers the costs of paying off a mortgage if the insured dies or becomes disabled.
  • mortgage rate   The interest rate on a mortgage loan.
      ➥  You can compare mortgage rates using this website by clicking 'Rates' above.
  • variable rate mortgage (VRM)   Home loan in which the interest rate is changed periodically based on a standard financial index. Also called an "Adjustable-rate Mortgage."
      ➥  A type of mortgage loan offered by brokers and lenders.

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