Mortgage Lien


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Mortgage Lien

The right of a lender to take possession of a designated piece of real estate if a borrower does not repay a mortgage. For example, if Joe buys a house with a mortgage loan and then defaults, the lender may take possession of the house. The lender releases the lien when the mortgage is fully repaid.
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The loss of a deferral status may require a large tax liability to be repaid at once and could lead to tax foreclosure, wiping out the mortgage lien status entirely.
On the other hand, if there is no excess equity beyond the amount due on the first mortgage, then the second mortgage lien may be modified by the Bankruptcy Court.
The court found that the county's attempt to assert that a code enforcement lien created by ordinance was superior in right to a prior recorded mortgage was a substantial impairment of the first mortgage lien for federal and state constitutional purposes.
773 (1992) (the Court held that the Chapter 7 debtor was not allowed to reduce a $120,000 mortgage lien to the judicially determined property value of $39,000; the debtor would enjoy a windfall if the property value increased by the time of foreclosure sale).
As addressed in Decon, the lender must always be cautious and hire experienced legal counsel to ensure that the deed in lieu is structured in a manner that will not result in merging the mortgage lien with title to the property upon consummation of the transaction.
The confirmed plan provided that the debtor would strip off Bank of America's second mortgage lien because the lien was wholly unsecured.
5 million and is secured by a first mortgage lien on the borrower's fee and leasehold interests in 667,561 square feet (sf) of the Tucson Mall, a 1.
Also, the Term Loan B is secured by a first mortgage lien on the real property of each of the company's Gaylord Hotels properties, pledges of the equity interests in its subsidiaries that own the same properties, its personal property, its operating partnership and the guarantors of the Term Loan B and all proceeds and products from its Gaylord Hotels properties, the company mentioned.
Two of the factors contributing to Mercantile's success this year — the company's loan volume is up 178 percent over the same period in 2011 — have been the SBA 504 loan refinance and First Mortgage Lien Pooling (FMLP) programs, which expired on September 27, according to Hurn.
According to Fannie's announcement, "Fannie Mae requires servicers to protect the priority of the mortgage lien and to clear all liens for delinquent homeowners' association (HOA) dues and condo assessments on properties acquired through foreclosure or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure.
As a result of Daniel's inability to recover under either equitable or legal subrogation, the court held that, "[w]hen a first mortgage lien existing against real estate is paid off, the lien of a second mortgage thereon becomes at once, by operation of law, a first lien on the property.
The fourth loan to monetize was a "B" piece of a $28 million bridge loan made to a New York City developer in 2006 and secured by a first mortgage lien on a property in Tribeca.

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