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Alternative Mortgage


Synonyms:different, non-standard, other
Filed Under: mortgages
Tags: financing, home loan, mortgage
 

Definition of alternative mortgage

alternative mortgage
1. When a home loan is not a standard fixed-rate mortgage, it is considered an alternative mortgage.

Related Terms and Acronyms:

  • conventional mortgage   A mortgage that is not insured or guaranteed by CMHC or GE Capital.
  • fixed rate mortgage (FRM)   A loan in which the interest rate and payments remain the same for the entire life of the loan. The interest rate and payment amounts are set at the time of loan origination.
  • mortgage (mtg)   A mortgage is a contract stipulating a specific real property, typically a residence or building, as collateral for a loan. The mortgage incurs a rate of interest that varies according to term and other features.
  • mortgage rate   The interest rate on a mortgage loan.
      ➥  You can compare mortgage rates using this website by clicking 'Rates' above.
  • variable rate mortgage (VRM)   Home loan in which the interest rate is changed periodically based on a standard financial index. Also called an "Adjustable-rate Mortgage."
      ➥  A type of mortgage loan offered by brokers and lenders.

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