Making deposits into investments, such as CDs, on staggering dates to vary the rates of return.
An agreement for the purchase of property where the buyer is allowed to take possession of the land while making payments but the seller holds the title until the last payment is completed.
A charge assessed on the borrower for not making the loan payment on time.
Late payment fee
A fee charged to the borrower for not making the payment on time.
A problem with the property that cannot be easily seen. These defects can include the presence of radon, asbestos, or hidden pests, like termites.
An agreement where the property's owner allows a tenant to use the property in exchange for monies for a set amount of time. This may also pertain to an automobile where the borrower uses the vehicle for a set amount of time in exchange for lease payments. At the end of the lease period, the borrower gives the car back to the dealer or arranges to buy the automobile.
Extending a lease on a property or car past the original end date, typically on a month to month basis.
The right to buy the property for a designated price at the end of the original lease period.
Lease purchase mortgage
An option for a potential homebuyer which will allow you to lease a property with the option to buy. The mortgage is often constructed so that the monthly payment will cover the owner's rent and a little extra which is put into an account and can be used for a down payment at the end of the lease.
A loan which originates from a credit union and will save the borrower as much as 30 percent due to a big balloon payment at the end of the loan period. This loan may combine features of an auto loan and a lease. There is no down payment or security deposit required.
A tenant's right to use the property for a specific time period.
The person who signs for the lease.
The person who is granting a lease.
Letter of intent
This is a formal notice that the buyer is serious about purchasing the property but is not legally enforceable.
The use of a large loan and a small amount of cash to make a purchase.