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Balloon Loan

A loan or bond in which the borrower makes only interest payments for a set period of time. At the end of the term, the borrower repays the entire principal at once. A balloon loan may be useful when the borrower expects interest rates to be low at the end of the term, allowing him/her simply to refinance the loan. However, there is a high risk of default because not all borrowers actually have the cash to repay an entire loan in one payment. See also: Balloon Mortgage.


The loan balance remaining at the time the loan contract calls for full repayment.

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One single gale such as now befriends us - let such a tempest whirl forward a balloon for four or five days(these gales often last longer) and the voyager will be easily borne, in that period, from coast to coast.
Crossing the ocean in a balloon is not so difficult a feat after all.
Just before day, we were all somewhat alarmed at some odd noises and concussions in the balloon, accompanied with the apparent rapid subsidence of the whole machine.
We have crossed the Atlantic - fairly and easily crossed it in a balloon
The balloon was brought over the beach (the tide being out and the sand hard, smooth, and admirably adapted for a descent,) and the grapnel let go, which took firm hold at once.
When he got used to it, he found this rotation of the balloon rather convenient; it saved moving about in the car.
And when in the confusion of the moment he dropped a bag of ballast, the Germans, very politely but firmly overcame his scruples by shooting his balloon again twice.
Vast multitudes of men went to and fro, many in white and drab fatigue uniforms busy about the balloons, others drilling in sensible drab.
According to Travel Channel, the highlights of the Taitung International Balloon Festival are the unprecedented number of uniquely-shaped balloons featured during six night glow concerts.
The record survival rate of a Super Pressure Balloon is 190 days.
Immediate percentage reduction in gradient across PV and complications in either group were analyzed along with frequency of RV dysfunction, balloon to annulus ratio, pre dilatation and balloon stabilization.
Their goal is to get water balloon users off of the sidelines (filling balloons) and into the action sooner.