Understanding Mortgages & Deeds of Trust

Whether you are taking out a mortgage on your home or other property, have questions related to an existing mortgage, or are facing foreclosure -- it helps to understand the different mortgage terms bandied about and the common industry lingo for various legal concepts. Start here for a primer on mortgage terminology, and for answers to common questions about mortgages, including escrow accounts, reverse mortgages, underwater mortgages, and more.