A short term interim loan for financing the cost of construction. The lender advances funds to the builder at periodic intervals as the work progresses.
|Convertible ARM |
An adjustable-rate mortgage that can be converted to a fixed-rate mortgage under specified conditions.
|Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)|
A revolving line of credit secured on the equity in the mortgagor's house, usable for any purpose.
|Shared Appreciation Mortgage (SAM)|
A mortgage in which a borrower receives a below-market interest rate in return for which the lender (or another investor such as a family member or other partner) receives a portion of the future appreciation in the value of the property. May also apply to mortgage where the borrowers shares the monthly principal and interest payments with another party in exchange for part of the appreciation.