Definition: A writ granted by a court of equity whereby one is required to do or to refraim from doing a specified act.
Used in a Sentence: An injunction was issued against the homeowner for violations of the HOA rules.
Definition: To pledge real or personal property as security without delivery of title or possession.
Pronunciation: \hi-ˈpä-thə-ˌkāt, hī-\
Used in a Sentence: The lender required the buyers to hypothecate the property as security for repayment of their loan.
Definition: A booklet containing consumer information regarding closing costs the borrower may incur at closing. RESPA requires lenders to give the booklet to loan applicants.
Used in a Sentence: We were given our settlement cost booklet before the closing so we knew what costs we could expect to pay.
Definition: A term used to describe three separate but related situations: 1) a tax exemption, 2) a tract of land limited in size, and 3) a statutory condition designed to protect the interests of a spouse and lineal descendants.
Pronunciation: \ˈhōm-ˌsted, -stid\
Used in a Sentence: Since we had a homestead exemption on our house we were able to reduce the amount of property taxes owed.
Definition: A mortgage secured by a personal residence. It provides a line of credit available for draws when needed by the homeowner.
Used in a Sentence: We took out a home equity loan to pay for the kitchen remodel.
Definition: An appraisal term that focuses on the most profitable legal use to which a property can be put.
Used in a Sentence: The vacant lot located in a business district was not employing it’s highest and best use.
Definition: Local codes that regulate maintenance and sanitation of public places.
Pronunciation: \ˈhelth\ \ˈȯrd-nən(t)s, ˈȯr-də-nən(t)s\
Used in a Sentence: The health ordinance mandated the park have public restroom facilities.
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