S.I. / Statement of Information
The form the customer fills out for the title company giving further identification of the customer. This allows the title company to eliminate debts and liens owed by people with similar names.
A mortgage which is entered after the primary loan. Called a second due to it being the second lien position to the first mortgage. See also Secondary Financing.
Financing obtained, subordinate to the first mortgage, to facilitate closing the first mortgage. Also known as a "piggyback" loan.
Seller Carry Back
An agreement in which the owner of a property provides financing, often in combination with an assumed mortgage.
All the steps and operations a lender perform to keep a loan in good standing, such as collection of payments, payment of taxes, insurance, property inspections and the like.
Shared Appreciation Mortgage (SAM)
A mortgage in which a borrower receives a below-market interest rate in return for which a lender (or another investor such as a family member or other partner) receives a portion of the future appreciation in the value of the property. May also apply to mortgages where the borrower shares the monthly principal and interest payments with another party in exchange for a part of the appreciation.
This refers to a complete loan application package submitted for approval to the underwriting department.
The agreement detailing the contingencies of subordination, filed with the county recorder. If a lien holder agrees to accept a lien position after that of a later recorded lien.
Substitution of Trustee
A document, filed by the beneficiary, which changes the trustee on a particular trust deed.
A bond which ensures against harm to a party (usually the lender or owner) by a lien still attached to the property. This is usually used when the original deed was lost or the beneficiary cannot be located.
A measurement of land prepared by a registered land surveyor showing the location of the land with reference to known points, its dimensions, and the location and dimensions of any building.
The underwriter cannot yet approve or deny the loan. More information is required.
A print showing the measurements of the boundaries of a parcel of land, together with the location of all improvements on the land and sometimes its area and topography.