A mortgage is a loan taken out to purchase real estate, typically a house, which is secured by the property that is being bought. The loan is typically repaid over a period of time in regular installments, with interest being charged on the loan balance. Mortgage loans often come with a variety of terms and conditions depending on the lender, and may also include various fees and charges. The borrower is responsible for paying all of the costs associated with the loan, including closing costs, title insurance, origination fees, and any other fees that may be required. Mortgages may be obtained from a variety of sources, including banks, credit unions, mortgage brokers, and even private lenders. Ultimately, the goal of a mortgage is to provide the borrower with the funds necessary to purchase their desired property, while also providing a secure and reliable way to repay the loan.
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