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Option
The right to purchase or lease a property upon specified terms within a specified period of time

Ordinances
Municipal rules governing the use of land

Origination Fee
A fee paid to either a broker or a lender for originating a loan. It may be the only compensation for their work in arranging and/or processing the loan or it may be only a portion of the compensation. Not every loan has an origination fee.

Originator
An individual who works with a borrower to start a loan. Usually an employee of a financial institution, an employee of a broker or an independent contractor affiliated with several brokers, the originator determines the type of loan a borrower probably qualifies for, helps complete an accurate application, gathers documents necessary to get an approval and acts as an intermediary between the borrower and the underwriter.

Owner Financing (Seller Financing)
A method in which a buyer borrows from and makes payments to the seller instead of a bank. Sometimes you take over the seller’s payments. Can be done when a buyer cannot qualify for a bank loan for the full amount. Also referred to as Seller’s Financing.