Land contract

Definition:

A method of real estate financing; a mortgage-holding seller finances a buyer by taking a down payment and subsequent payments in installments, but holds the title until the mortgage is fully repaid.

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Official settlements balance (overall balance)

An overall measurement of a country's private financial and economic transactions with the rest of the world.

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