first mortgage

noun

Definition of first mortgage 

: a mortgage that has priority as a lien over all mortgages and liens except those imposed by law

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This involves replacing your current first mortgage with a larger one, allowing you to pocket the additional funds. Kenneth R. Harney, chicagotribune.com, "Equity-rich Americans have options for tapping into funds," 10 Apr. 2018 Because if the condo association prevails, under many court decisions, that would literally wipe out a first mortgage. Benny L. Kass, chicagotribune.com, "You think your for-sale house is haunted. Do you have to tell potential buyers?," 14 Dec. 2017 This involves replacing your current first mortgage with a larger one, allowing you to pocket the additional funds. Kenneth R. Harney, chicagotribune.com, "Equity-rich Americans have options for tapping into funds," 10 Apr. 2018 The MyHome Assistance loan must be paired with a first mortgage from the agency. Kathleen Pender, SFChronicle.com, "Enter soon for chance to score $375,000 in SF down-payment lottery," 5 July 2018 The 30-year first mortgage, however, may have a higher interest than a market-rate loan. Hudson Sangree, sacbee, "Here's how you can buy a house in the Sacramento area with zero or 1 percent down | The Sacramento Bee," 19 Mar. 2018 Their collateral includes a subordinated mortgage on the Moderne's apartment, parking and retail portions; a first mortgage on the condominium units; and personal guarantees from Barrett and his partner, Tan Lo. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "City loan to help finance downtown Milwaukee's Moderne apartment high-rise paid off," 19 June 2018 According to Rick Bechtel, executive vice president and head of U.S. mortgage banking at TD Bank in Cherry Hill, N.J., many vacation-home buyers are applying for first mortgages to finance their purchases. Robyn A. Friedman, WSJ, "Want a Vacation Home? Check the Tax Laws First," 9 May 2018 The first mortgage was for $500,000 and the second was for $50,000, according to the filings, which were recorded on April 26. Sharon Coolidge, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Councilman Jeff Pastor's boss and benefactor seeks city help with $500K sewer dispute," 2 May 2018

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1728, in the meaning defined above

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see mortgage

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