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mortgage

(Encyclopedia) mortgage, in law, device for protecting a creditor by giving him an interest in property of his debtor. In common law a mortgage was a conditional sale; i.e., the mortgagor (debto...

reversion

(Encyclopedia) reversion: see atavism .

Walt Whitman: Reversals

ReversalsLet that which stood in front go behind, Let that which was behind advance to the front, Let bigots, fools, unclean persons, offer new propositions, Let the old propositions be postpo…

Federal National Mortgage Association

(Encyclopedia) Federal National Mortgage Association (FMNA), commonly known as Fannie Mae, government-sponsored enterprise that is the largest purchaser and guarantor of home mortgages in the country. ...

Brewer's: Mortgage

(See Welsh Mortgage.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894MortherMorte d'Arthur A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Relat…

Brewer's: Welsh Mortgage

(A). A pledge of land in which no day is fixed for redemption. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Welsh RabbitWelsh Main A…

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation

(Encyclopedia) Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, commonly known as Freddie Mac, government-sponsored enterprise that uses private capital to buy home mortgages as a means to help lower housing co...

The Nitty-Gritty of Mortgage Shopping

Source: The Federal Interagency Task Force on Fair Lending A mortgage—whether it's a home purchase, a refinancing, or a home equity loan—is a product, just like a car, so the pric…