Real Estate and Mortgage Glossary - Definitions (O)
- original principal balance
- The total amount of principal owed on a mortgage before any payments are made.
- origination fee
- On a government loan the loan origination fee is one percent of the loan
amount, but additional points may be charged which are called "discount points."
One point equals one percent of the loan amount. On a conventional loan, the loan
origination fee refers to the total number of points a borrower pays.
- owner financing
- A property purchase transaction in which the property seller provides all or
part of the financing.