Gulfport Mortgage Terms Glossary – P-Z
A piggyback loan is when a second mortgage is attached to the original mortgage. It is used in place of mortgage insurance and is generally chosen to reduce costs.
Power of Attorney
This is a document that gives someone the rights to act for someone else. It is granted for times when someone is incapable of managing their loan or for when they die.
Pre-paid Costs or Fees
These costs can include any fees that must be paid out of pocket when the property sale is closed.
Pre-qualification is when a potential homebuyer visits a lender to see the size of mortgage they could be approved for. It helps the buyer shop within their price range and gives them more flexibility.
This is the basic amount of a mortgage without any interest or fees.
Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
This kind of insurance is a must for homebuyers. It is intended to protect the lender if the borrower later defaults on the loan.
Quit Claim Deed
The quit claim deed is a document that releases one of the homeowners from any connection to the home. This is often used in family situations.
Refinancing is when a borrower tries to get a lower interest rate on a mortgage. It can help a Gulfport mortgage buyer reduce their total monthly payments.
A reverse mortgage is typically used by retired home owners. It allows them to access the property’s equity and use the money for other costs like home repair.
A short sale is when a home is sold at a lower-than-market value in the hopes for a quicker sale.
This is the document that shows who owns the property.
This type of insurance is intended to protect the owner and lender if there is a dispute over the title.
Truth in Lending Disclosure
A truth in lending disclosure shows the homebuyer all of the costs of the loan and fees.
This is a type of property loan given exclusively to military veterans.
The warranty deed shows that there are no liens or disputes on the property and it can be sold to a new owner.
“As a first time home buyer, I didn’t really know of what to expect. After meeting with Amanda and talking with her the first time, I felt comfortable enough to ask lots of questions and she was very patient with me. As we closed on our house today, I cannot be any happier that Amanda’s team is the one that helped me along the way. She has gone above and beyond my expectations. Thank you to your team for a great job!”
“Amanda’s team really went above and beyond for me while trying to sell my house. I live out of state and Amanda was valuable in several aspects, even going as far as checking on the plumbing during the ice storm that struck south Mississippi this past winter. I’m very pleased with the service that was provided and I highly recommend them.”
They do very well in getting the information needed for you so you can decide on the property being reviewed. Very professional and quick to respond. They keep you informed on all steps during the process of the purchase.
Amanda and Associates helped me every step of the way through the difficult situation of selling my home. We had a difficult time in dealing with the lender and Amanda’s team made it much easier.
“Amanda’s team helped us sell our house and they were fantastic! We had to move across the country and they were very prompt about finding a buyer and taking care of everything. Amanda has wonderful responsiveness and is very good about communicating all knowledge about selling a house. Highly recommend!!”
Andrea & Kyle Woodard
Without a doubt, this has been the best home purchasing experience. I am so impress with everyone at Amanda & Associates. David Becher was exceptional! He contacted me on a regular basis and understood my goals. Finding the perfect cottage on the Gulf Coast has moved me one step closer to retiring in such a beautiful and fun area. Brittany Brackett is another person I want to acknowledge. She consistently communicated with me on the administrative paperwork. Because of her attention to detail, …
We contacted Amanda & Associates in December 2015 and was put in contact with Jordyn Favret. From day one, Jordyn was thorough and professional. She went above and beyond to deal with an extremely difficult seller even spending hours in the evening and on the weekends to close the deal on the property. Jordyn answered all of our questions and when she didn’t know the answer, she made the effort to investigate it and get back with us in a timely manner. She met with the rental manager and viewed …
“The best decision I made was choosing Amanda Hendry and her team as my Realtor for my first time buying a home. They walked me through every step and worked with my mortgage loan officer and with the seller to make sure everything was in order and done in timely manner. My first time buying a home was a journey and not an easy one and Amanda went above and beyond to get me in the home of my dreams. She showed me probably every house on the market in the locations I was searching for several mon…
Jennifer BatesGulfport, MS
After browsing through houses for a few weeks on Zillow, Trulia, Movado, etc. I was feeling so overwhelmed and then God sent an angel! Mary called me out of the blue and I didn’t know what to do but accept her assistance. I am so glad I did! She has made the hassle of house searching and buying such a memorable and enjoyable experience. Mary has been upfront with us about each house we’ve looked at, giving us the positives and negatives. Mary wasn’t just interested in selling us a house. S…
Steven and Sarah Stogner
I have worked with Amanda and her team on several transactions, both as a buyer and a seller. They are very proactive, accessible, and responsive. The team knows the market very well, and lays out a well thought out and deliberate strategy to close a deal in a timely manner.