Reverse mortgage

Definition:

A mortgage agreement allowing a homeowner to borrow against home equity and receive tax-free payments until the total principal and interest reach the credit limit of equity, and the lender is either repaid in full or takes the house.

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Project

The asset constructed with or owned via a project financing, which is expected to produce cash flow at a debt-service coverage ratio sufficient to repay the project financing.

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