Investor Glossary-junior mortgageInvestor Glossary-junior mortgageInvestor Glossary-junior mortgageInvestor Glossary-junior mortgageInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Junior Mortgage

The HTML to link to this page
 

A junior mortgage is a mortgage that is subordinated to some other mortgage or lien. Subordinated debt such as a junior mortgage is paid after unsubordinated, or senior, debt. The junior mortgage is sometimes called a second mortgage. The senior mortgage is called the first mortgage. It is possible for a property to have more than one junior mortgage. If a second mortgage already exists, the next junior mortgage would be called the third mortgage and be subordinated to both the first and second. A junior mortgage has a higher risk of default, and this risk is usually offset by a higher interest rate. Sometimes a junior mortgage and first mortgage can be consolidated through refinancing to lower the cost of borrowing by eliminated subordinated debt.



Rate this junior mortgage definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: diluted share, phantom income, labor relations, liquidity ratio, APR, per diem, ex-dividend date, ex-dividend, inflation, FICO score, option premium, average price per share, cancelled check, VIX, deferred revenue, covered put, class C shares, quality assurance, irrevocable trust, command economy, in escrow, wholly-owned subsidiary, retained earnings, debt service coverage, balance sheet, real GDP, required rate of return, 1031 exchange, minority interest, dividends payable, EBITDA, deferred tax, risk management, Key Rate Duration, 144a, annual return, implied volatility, limit order, LIBOR, 1035 exchange, margin rate, stock split, open position, 401a, reverse mortgage, current ratio, Zero Cost Collar, FTSE, stock market close


Home | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
Investor Glossary Index >>> # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
©2004-2014 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use