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Mortgage Glossary

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There are 3 terms in this glossary beginning with the letter E.
Earnest money
a sum of money usually put up by the buyer when an offer on a home or property is made. The purpose of earnest money is as a token of good faith, a symbol that the buyer is seriously pursuing purchase.

Equity
the measurable value of a home or property above and beyond that owed on a loan. A value upon which many homeowners often borrow.

Escrow account
a separate account held by a mortgage lender out of which required property bills, separate from the loan payment, are made. Property taxes and insurance are examples of costs paid out of escrow. Sometimes called an “impound account.”