self-amortizing mortgage(redirected from Amortizing Mortgages)
A mortgage in which the holder pays for part of the principal and the interest each month. A self-amortizing mortgage differs from an interest-only mortgage, in which the holder does not make principal payments over the life of the mortgage. An advantage of a self-amortizing mortgage is the fact that the holder does not have to make a lump sum payment of the principal at maturity (or refinance at a potentially higher interest rate). However, self-amortizing mortgages have higher monthly payments than other mortgage types.