VA Guarantee

An insurance contract in which the Veterans Administration (VA) insures that the named lender will recover a specific percentage of the loan amount from the insurer in the event the loan goes bad.

Variable Mortgage Rate

A loan in which the interest rate fluctuates with the cost of funds or some other index.


A purchaser of real property under land contract.


A seller of real property under land contract.


To pass to a person an immediate right or interest. Title may be said to vest in John Smith.


A nonlegal term used by title insurers to indicate the owner of real property in a policy or report.

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