- This type of loan requires the borrower to make regular monthly payments which amortize over a specified term, but at the end of that term a final payment or large lump sum (balloon payment) must be made to pay off the remaining principal. The typical term for a balloon loan is 10 year.
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Related Terms and Acronyms
- Amortization — Definition,
- Amortization refers to the process of gradually paying down the principal of a loan. Each payment toward the principal reduces your loan by that amount. This is different than an interest-only loan payment where the principal balance is never reduced. Amortization for a mortgage loan in Canada is normally 25 years, but can be as few as 5 years.
- Balloon Loan — Definition,
- A loan in which the payments aren't set up to repay the loan in full by the end of the term. At the end comes the balloon payment -- one that is larger than the other, periodic payments and pays off the remaining principal.
- Balloon Payment — Definition,
- A loan instalment that is larger than the other, periodic payments and pays off the remaining principal.
- Mortgage (mtg) — Abbreviation, Important,
- A mortgage is a contract stipulating a specific real property, typically a residence or building, as collateral for a loan. The mortgage incurs a rate of interest that varies according to term and other features.
- Principal and Interest (P&I, PI) — Acronym,
- Acronym for the elements of a mortgage payment: principal and interest.
- Step-rate Mortgage — Definition, Important,
- A fixed-rate home loan on which payments are lower at the beginning, typically for two years, and which then rise.