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Waiver
The intentional or voluntary relinquishment of a known claim or right.
Walk-Through
A final inspection of a property before it changes ownership.
Warranty deed
A type of deed that contains express assurances about the legal validity of the title being transferred. See general warranty deed andspecial warranty deed.
Waste
Allowing or causing a property to suffer damage or undue wear and tear to the detriment of another person who has an interest in or claim to the property.
Will
A written statement of a person's wishes for the disposition of that person's estate after their death.
What-if analysis
An affordability analysis that is based on a what-if scenario. A what-if analysis is useful if you do not have complete data or if you want to explore the effect of various changes to your income, liabilities, or available funds or to the qualifying ratios or down payment expenses that are used in the analysis.
What-if scenario
A change in the amounts that is used as the basis of an affordability analysis. A what-if scenario can include changes to monthly income, debts, or down payment funds or to the qualifying ratios or down payment expenses that are used in the analysis. You can use a what-if scenario to explore different ways to improve your ability to afford a house.
Wraparound loan
A secondary financing option in which new money borrowed is blended with money already owed and registered on title to the property. A second mortgage is registered as security for the new money but the old mortgage remains in existence and the rate of interest is a blend of the rate chargeable on the old mortgage and the rate chargeable on the newly borrowed money.
Wraparound mortgage
A mortgage that includes the remaining balance on an existing first mortgage plus an additional amount requested by the mortgagor. Full payments on both mortgages are made to the wraparound mortgagee, who then forwards the payments on the first mortgage to the first mortgagee.
Writ of execution
A court order which authorizes and directs the proper officer of the court (usually the sheriff) to carry into effect the judgment or decree of the court.