The fair market value an appraiser assigns to a particular property, based on analysis of the property in question, and the market conditions in the area, and recent sales data of comparable homes in the area.
|Debt Consolidation Loan|
A type of loan that allows the borrower to payoff all or a portion of existing debt (including the existing mortgage loan) from loan proceeds.
The fee charged by a lender to prepare loan documents, make credit checks, inspect and sometimes appraise a property; usually computed as a percentage of the face value of the loan. Origination fees are paid by the lender or included in the loan as part of the closing costs. Lender's can also charge an origination fee to the borrower, when funding the mortgage with a table lending mortgage broker. Origination fees are considered tax deductible points.
|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.