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Home Buyer's Glossary Of Terms
A mortgage that is guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Also known as a government mortgage.
Having the right to use a portion of a fund such as an individual retirement fund. For example, individuals who are 100
percent vested can withdraw all of the funds that are set aside for them in a retirement fund. However, taxes may be due
on any funds that are actually withdrawn.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
An agency of the federal government that guarantees residential mortgages made to eligible veterans of the military
services. The guarantee protects the lender against loss and thus encourages lenders to make mortgages to veterans.