Waiver - To voluntarily give up or surrender a right.
Warehouse - A building used to store merchandise and other materials or equipment.
Warehousing - A term used in financing to describe the process which loan correspondents employ, assembling into one package a number of mortgage loans which the correspondent has originated and selling them in the secondary mortgage market.
Warranty - A guaranty by the seller, covering the title as well as the physical condition of the property.
Warranty Deed - A deed in which the grantor fully warrants good clear title to the premises. Also called a general warranty deed.
Waste - An improper use or abuse of property by one in possession of land, who holds less than the fee ownership, such as a tenant, life tenant, mortgagor, or vendee.
Wear and Tear - The gradual physical deterioration of property, resulting from use, passage of time and weather. Only property subject to wear and tear is depreciable.
Wrap-Around Mortgage - A method of refinancing in which the new mortgage is placed in a secondary or subordinate position. In essence, it is an additional mortgage in which another lender refinances a borrower by lending an amount over the existing first mortgage amount, without cashing out or distributing the existence of the first mortgage.