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drive to qualify

drive to qualify  v. phr.— «In real estate parlance, families like the McCauslands “drive to qualify” for a mortgage; the big house they want is affordable only in far-out communities.» —“Long commutes, gas prices crimping...

exploding ARM

exploding ARM  n.— «The man Bob Woodward called “Maestro” actually advised Americans to shun fixed-rate loans for adjustable-rate mortgages. Dubbed “exploding ARMs” to describe the impact of upwardly adjusting...

scratch and dent loan

scratch and dent loan  n.— «The “other” category includes…scratch and dent loans and resecuritizations.» —by Frank J. Fabozzi Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities Dec. 21, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued...

scratch and dent loan

scratch and dent loan n. a loan or mortgage that has become a risky debt investment, especially one secured with minimal documentation or made by a borrower who has missed payments. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

scratch and dent mortgage

scratch and dent mortgage  n.— «Hanover’s primary niche is buying “scratch and dent” mortgage portfolios that for one reason or another do not qualify for Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.» —“Hanover Weathers REIT...

jingle mail

jingle mail n. building or house keys sent by mail and unexpectedly received by a mortgage-issuer from someone who can no longer make mortgage payments and chooses to relinquish control of a property. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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