The value that a taxing authority, such as a county assessor places on real property as a base for computing property taxes. Generally assessed at 80% of value.
In real estate, the interest or value of the real estate over and above the amount of the indebtedness thereon.
|Graduated Payment Mortgage (GPM)|
A type of flexible-payment mortgage where the payments increase for a specified period of time and then level off. This type of mortgage has negative amortization built into it.
Results when an existing assumable loan is combined with a new loan, resulting in an interest rate somewhere between the old rate and the current market rate. The payments are made to a second lender or the previous homeowner, who then forwards the payments to the first lender after taking the additional amount off the top.