At least 30 percent of the loans included in SACO came from a mortgage originator called AHM.
The evidence indicates Fannie and Freddie contributed to the mortgage meltdown, but they played a secondary role to Wall Street.
We took out a mortgage since it was better to keep our savings in Madoff.
It took the administration nearly three years to come up with a mortgage plan, announced this week, to help underwater homeowners.
The machinery of home sales, mortgage financings, and stock trading has ground to a halt.
Title deeds, mortgage deeds, and promissory notes are lost somehow or other; but who cares?
Father can't refuse to mortgage; why doesn't he write to me?
Games of chance are traps to catch school-boy novices and gaping country squires, who begin with a guinea and end with a mortgage.
House of God, a building with a steeple and a mortgage on it.
The world may owe you a living, but you'll never be able to collect it till you foreclose the mortgage by hard hustling.
late 14c., morgage, "conveyance of property as security for a loan or agreement," from Old French morgage (13c.), mort gaige, literally "dead pledge" (replaced in modern Frech by hypothèque), from mort "dead" (see mortal (adj.)) + gage "pledge" (see wage (n.)). So called because the deal dies either when the debt is paid or when payment fails. Old French mort is from Vulgar Latin *mortus "dead," from Latin mortuus, past participle of mori "to die" (see mortal (adj.)). The -t- restored in English based on Latin.
late 15c., from mortgage (n.). Related: Mortgaged; mortgaging.
A legal agreement that creates an interest in real estate between a borrower and a lender. Commonly used to purchase homes, mortgages specify the terms by which the purchaser borrows from the lender (usually a bank or a savings and loan association), using his or her title to the house as security for the unpaid balance of the loan.