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Multiple Listings Service (MLS)

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The service combines the listings for all available homes in an area, except for For-Sale-By-Owner properties, in one directory or database.

Mortgage Interest Deduction

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The ability of mortgage borrowers to deduct the interest paid on a home loan for purposes of federal and state income taxes.

Mortgage Life Insurance

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A type of term life insurance specifying that in the event that the borrower dies while the policy is in force, the debt is automatically paid by insurance proceeds.

Mortgage Insurance

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Money paid to insure the mortgage when the down payment is less than 20 percent.

Mortgage Broker

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An individual or company that arranges mortgage financing between a borrower and a lender.

Mortgage Banker

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A company that originates mortgages for sale into the secondary mortgage market (e.g., Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac).

Mortgage

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

Monthly Fixed Installment

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That portion of the total monthly payment that is applied toward principal and interest. When a mortgage negatively amortizes, the monthly fixed installment does not include any amount for principal reduction and doesn’t cover all [...]

Mediation

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A process used to resolve disputes. In mediation, the parties to the dispute are assisted by a neutral third person called a mediator. The mediator is not empowered to impose a settlement or decision on [...]

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