Home Mortgage(redirected from Home Mortgages)
A loan used to buy real estate where one resides. A home mortgage is secured by the property it is used to purchase. One must make monthly payments on a home mortgage, and there is a set term before full payment is due, often 15, 20 or 30 years. Some mortgages have fixed interest rates, while others have variable interest rates. If one defaults on a home mortgage, the bank making it may take possession of the real estate and sell it to recover its investment. Some banks, notably savings and loans, specialize in making mortgage loans. In the United States, home mortgages have more favorable tax implications than mortgages on other properties. See also: Mortgage-backed security.