Real Estate Glossary

The following are some common real estate terms you may run across during the process of buying or selling your home.

Blended rate

(1) A first-mortgage lender can use a blended rate in an advertisement to induce mortgagors to refinance and pay off their old low-interest-rate first mortgage. The first-mortgage lender could offer a 10\% interest loan as co mpared to the going rate of 12\% if the mortgagor will refinance the existing mortgage that is at 8 percent. (2) A second-mortgage lender or a wraparound lender will advertise not to pay off the old mortgage with the low rate and short term remaining, but instead, to place a second mortgage or wraparound loan behind the first and have a blended rate below market interest rates for first-mortgage loans.

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