|Average Interest Rate|
The actual average interest rate for a combination of debts based upon a total weighted interest rate calculation. Utilizing each loan balance and interest rate, the calculator determines an average interest rate for multiple debts.
When a mortgage is written with a monthly payment that is less than required to satisfy the note rate, the unpaid interest is deferred by adding it to the loan balance.
|Gross Monthly Income|
The total monthly income earned before taxes and any other deductions.
|Reverse Annuity Mortgage (RAM)|
A form of mortgage in which the lender makes periodic payments to the borrower using the borrower's equity in the home as Satisfaction of Mortgage: The document issued by the mortgagee when the mortgage loan is paid in full. Also called a release of mortgage.