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Management agreement
A contract between the owner of income property and a management firm or individual property manager that outlines the scope of the manager's authority.

Market
A place where goods can be bought and sold and a price established.

Marketable title
Good or clear title, reasonably free from the risk of litigation over possible defects.

Market value
The most probable price property would bring in an arm's-length transaction under normal conditions on the open market.

Master plan
A comprehensive plan to guide the long-term physical development of a particular area.

Mandatory continuing education (MCE)
The State of Texas requires that its licensed real estate brokers, and salesmen (who have met their SAE requirement), attend at least 15 hours of certified real estate education courses before each license renewal (every two years). At least six of the 15 hours must be in legal topics.

Manufactured home
A structure built in a factory, that is later shipped to, and placed on, the homesite. The term can apply to both mobile homes and pre-fab homes.

Margin
An amount, usually a percentage, which is added to the index to determine the interest rate for adjustable rate mortgages.

Marginal land
Property which is barely profitable to use.

Market approach to value
An estimate of value based on the actual sales prices of comparable properties. Contrast with cost approach to value and income approach to value.

Master-planned community
A large scale, mixed use, real estate development that follows a long term, comprehensive plan. Master-planned communities typically blend different price ranges of residential neighborhoods with some commercial properties designed to serve the residents' needs. Residential properties may include patio homes, townhouses, condominiums and apartment complexes in addition to neighborhoods of single-family homes. Likewise, multiple home builders are included in the construction of the various neighborhoods. Commercial development can consist of retail strip centers ans shopping malls, restaurants, entertainment venues and office buildings.

Margin
For an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM), the amount that is added to the index to establish the interest rate on each adjustment date, subject to any limitations on the interest rate change.

Master association
A homeowners' association in a large condominium or planned unit development (PUD) project that is made up of representatives from associations covering specific areas within the project. In effect, it is a "second-level" association that handles matters affecting the entire development, while the "first-level" associations handle matters affecting their particular portions of the project.

Maturity
The date on which the principal balance of a loan, bond, or other financial instrument becomes due and payable.

Maximum financing
A mortgage amount that is within 5 percent of the highest loan-to-value (LTV) percentage allowed for a specific product. Thus, maximum financing on a fixed-rate mortgage would be 90 percent or higher, because 95 percent is the maximum allowable LTV percentage for that product.

Maturity
The date on which the principal balance of a loan, bond, or other financial instrument becomes due and payable.

Mechanic's lien
A statutory lien created in favor of contractors, laborers and material men who have performed work or furnished materials in the erection or repair of a building.

Meridian
One of a set of imaginary lines running north and south and crossing a base line at a definite point, used in the rectangular (government) survey system of property description.

Metes-and-bounds description
A legal description of a parcel of land that begins at a well-marked point and follows the boundaries, using directions and distances around the tract, back to the place of beginning.

Mediation
A dispute resolution method designed to help warring parties resolve their own dispute without going to court. In mediation, a neutral third party (the mediator) meets with the opposing sides to help them find a mutually satisfactory solution. Unlike a judge in her courtroom or an arbitrator conducting a binding arbitration, the mediator has no power to impose a solution. No formal rules of evidence or procedure control mediation; the mediator and the parties usually agree on their own informal ways to proceed.

Metes and bounds
A system of land description using distance (metes) and angles/compass directions (bounds), beginning and ending at the same point. Contrast with government survey and recorded plat method.

Merged credit report
A credit report that contains information from three credit repositories. When the report is created, the information is compared for duplicate entries. Any duplicates are combined to provide a summary of a your credit.

Mill
One-tenth of one cent. Some states use a mill rate to compute real estate taxes; for example, a rate of 52 mills would be $0.052 tax for each dollar of assessed valuation of a property.

Minor
Someone who has not reached the age of majority and therefore does not have legal capacity to transfer title to real property.

Mid-rise
A 4-story to 8-story tall building that contains residential apartment or condominium units. While not offering the panoramic views of a high-rise, mid-rise buildings can offer comparable levels of amenities and services. Building features may include 24-hour concierge service, swimming pools, spas, saunas, tennis courts, exercise areas, and party rooms. Security is enhanced at these buildings by the manned entry desks and limited access, covered parking garages.

Mineral rights
An ownership interest in the minerals contained in a particular parcel of land, with or without ownership of the surface of the land. The owner of mineral rights is usually entitled to either take the minerals from the land himself or receive a royalty from the party that actually extracts the minerals.

Minimum payment
The minimum amount that you must pay, usually monthly, on a home equity loan or line of credit. In some plans, the minimum payment may be "interest only," (simple interest). In other plans, the minimum payment may include principal and interest (amortized).

Minority
As defined in the Civil Rights Act of 1968 as part of the Fair Housing Laws "'minority' means any group, or any member of a group, that can be identified either: (1) by race, color, religion, sex, disability, or national origin; or (2) by any other characteristic (such as familial status) on the basis of which discrimination is prohibited by a federal, state, or local fair housing law.

Misrepresentation
A false statement, or concealment, of material fact with the intention of inducing action of another.

MLS (Multiple Listing Service)
A means by which agents are informed of the properties offered for sale by other agents.

Monetary policy
Governmental regulation of the amount of money in circulation through such institutions as the Federal Reserve Board.

Month-to-month tenancy
A periodic tenancy under which the tenant rents for one month at a time. In the absence of a rental agreement (oral or written) a tenancy is generally considered to be month to month.

Monument
A fixed natural or artificial object used to establish real estate boundaries for a metes-and-bounds description.

Mortgage
A conditional transfer or pledge of real estate as security for the payment of a debt. Also, the document creating a mortgage lien.

Mortgage banker
Mortgage loan companies that originate, service and sell loans to investors.

Mortgage lien
A lien or charge on the property of a mortgagor that secures the underlying debt obligations.

Mortgagor
A borrower in a mortgage loan transaction.

Mobile home
A type of manufactured home, that is transported to the home site using wheels attached to the structure. Mobile homes come in various widths and lengths, and maybe composed of one to three pieces. A one piece home is called a "single-wide", while a house that is joined together from two halves is called a "double-wide". Recently, "triple-wide's" have appeared, and become as the largest mobile homes available. Most sections are between 14 and 16 feet wide, and 54 to 80 feet in length. Mobile homes do not require any foundation or substructure. They sit up off the ground, with skirting used around the base to hide the wheel and jacks. While it is possible to tie down a mobile home to a piece of land, using straps and screw-in anchors, the structures are very susceptible to high winds and tornados.

Mortgage Insurance
An insurance plan that protects the lender if the borrower does not repay a loan. Mortgage insurance is required when a home buyer makes less than a 20% down payment at the time of purchase. Private mortgage insurance (PMI) covers conventional (fixed-year, fixed-rate) loans. The Federal Housing Administration charges a mortgage insurance premium (MIP) on FHA loans.

Month-to-month tenancy
A rental agreement that provides for a one-month tenancy that is automatically renewed each month unless either tenant or landlord gives the other the proper amount of written notice (usually 30 days) to terminate the agreement. Some landlords prefer to use month-to-month tenancies because it gives them the right to raise the rent after giving proper notice. This type of rental also provides a landlord with an easy way to get rid of troublesome tenants, because in most states month-to-month tenancies can be terminated for any reason. It is also common for leases to revert to month-to-month tenancies at the end of the original lease period, if another lease has not been signed.

Monument
A fixed object or point, either natural or man-made, used in making a survey.

Modification
The act of changing any of the terms of the mortgage.

Money market account
A savings account that provides bank depositors with many of the advantages of a money market fund. Certain regulatory restrictions apply to the withdrawal of funds from a money market account.

Money market fund
A mutual fund that allows individuals to participate in managed investments in short-term debt securities, such as certificates of deposit and Treasury bills.

Monthly fixed installment
That portion of the total monthly payment that is applied toward principal and interest. When a mortgage negatively amortizes, the monthly fixed installment does not include any amount for principal reduction.

Monthly payment mortgage
A mortgage that requires payments to reduce the debt once a month.

Mortgage insurance premium (MIP)
The amount paid by a mortgagor for mortgage insurance, either to a government agency such as the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or to a private mortgage insurance (MI) company.

Mortgage life insurance
A type of term life insurance often bought by mortgagors. The amount of coverage decreases as the principal balance declines. In the event that the borrower dies while the policy is in force, the debt is automatically satisfied by insurance proceeds.

Multi dwelling units
Properties that provide separate housing units for more than one family, although they secure only a single mortgage.

Multifamily mortgage
A residential mortgage on a dwelling that is designed to house more than four families, such as a high-rise apartment complex.

Multi dwelling units
Properties that provide separate housing units for more than one family, although they secure only a single mortgage.

Modification
Occasionally, a lender will agree to modify the terms of your mortgage without requiring you t refinance. If any changes are made, it is called a modification.

Mortgage Constant
The factor used for rapid computation of the annual payment needed to amortize a loan.

Mortgage Insurance Premium
The amount paid by a mortgagor for mortgage insurance, either to a government agency such as the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or to a private mortgage insurance (MI) company.

Mortgage Life and Disability Insurance
A type of term life insurance often bought by borrowers. The amount of coverage decreases as the principal balance declines. Some policies also cover the borrower in the event of disability. In the event that the borrower dies while the policy is in force, the debt is automatically satisfied by insurance proceeds. In the case of disability insurance, the insurance will make the mortgage payment for a specified amount of time during the disability. Be careful to read the terms of coverage, however, because often the coverage does not start immediately upon the disability, but after a specified period, sometime forty-five days.

Multi-dwelling Units
Properties that provide separate housing units for more than one family, although they secure only a single mortgage.

Multi peril policies
Insurance policies that offer protection from a range of potential perils, such as those of a fire, hazard, public liability and casualty.

Multiple-listing clause
A provision in an exclusive listing for the authority and obligation on the part of the listing broker to distribute the listing to other brokers in the multiple-listing organization.

Multiple listing service (MLS)
A marketing organization composed of member brokers who agree to share their listing agreements with one another in the hope of procuring ready, willing and able buyers for their properties more quickly than they could on their own. Most multiple-listing services accept exclusive-right-to-sell or exclusive agency listings from their member brokers.

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