self-amortizing mortgage

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Self-amortizing mortgage

Mortgage whose entire principal is paid off in a specified period of time with regular interest and principal payments.

Self-Amortizing Mortgage

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.

self-amortizing mortgage

See fully amortizing loan.

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In general, this debt consists of long-term, self amortizing mortgages, the characteristics of which somewhat diminish refinancing and repricing risk.