Mortgage Terminology: Terms and phrases key to understanding the mortgage loan process. As a mortgage loan officer, sometimes it feels like I’m speaking another language to my clients, so I made this video with the most important mortgage terms to know if you’re buying or refinancing a home.

0:00 Introduction
2:28 Appraisal
2:35 Principal
2:44 APR
3:08 Term
3:24 Pre-Approval
3:30 Amortization
3:48 Assets
3:59 Fixed-Rate Mortgage
4:09 Adjustable-Rate Mortgage
4:23 Homeowner’s Insurance
5:03 Property Taxes
5:23 Debt to Income
5:38 Down Payment
5:53 Private Mortgager Insurance
6:29 Title
6:39 Real Estate Agent
7:06 Earnest Money Deposit
7:59 Closing Costs
8:24 Seller Concessions
8:53 Escrow
9:18 Discount Points
9:28 Title Insurance
10:13 Closing Disclosure
10:30 Free download
10:49 Watch more

And to help you out, I also put together a mortgage terminology download with all the most important mortgage terms explained. Download your copy here:
You can download my other cheat sheet, The Mortgage Process Overview here:

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With 16+ years of experience as a loan officer, Stephanie Weeks founder of The Weeks Team and has ranked among the top 1% loan officers in the nation several years running.

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