Mortgage Dictionary

Margin 


The number of percentage points a lender adds to the index value to calculate the ARM interest rate at each adjustment period. A representative margin would be 2.75%.

Mortgage


A legal document that pledges a property to the lender as security for payment of a debt  

Mortgage Disability Insurance


A disability insurance policy which will pay the monthly mortgage payment in the event of a covered disability of an insured borrower for a specified period of time.

Mortgage Insurance (mi)


Insurance written by an independent mortgage insurance company protecting the mortgage lender against loss incurred by a mortgage default. Usually required for loans with an LTV of 80.01% or higher.

Mortgagee


The person or company who receives the mortgage as a pledge for repayment of the loan. The mortgage lender.

Mortgagor


The mortgage borrower who gives the mortgage as a pledge to repay.