Sale-LeasebackA technique in which a seller deeds property to a buyer for a consideration, and the buyer simultaneously leases the property back to the seller.
Second MortgageA mortgage that has a lien position subordinate to the first mortgage.
Secondary MarketThe buying and selling of existing mortgages, usually as part of a "pool" of mortgages.
Secured LoanA loan that is backed by collateral.
SecurityThe property that will be pledged as collateral for a loan.
Seller Carry-BackAn agreement in which the owner of a property provides financing, often in combination with an assumable mortgage.
ServicerAn organization that collects principal and interest payments from borrowers and manages borrowers' escrow accounts. The servicer often services mortgages that have been purchased by an investor in the secondary mortgage market.
ServicingThe collection of mortgage payments from borrowers and related responsibilities of a loan servicer.
Settlement StatementSee HUD1 Settlement Statement
SubdivisionA housing development that is created by dividing a tract of land into individual lots for sale or lease.
Subordinate FinancingAny mortgage or other lien that has a priority that is lower than that of the first mortgage.
SurveyA drawing or map showing the precise legal boundaries of a property, the location of improvements, easements, rights of way, encroachments, and other physical features.
Sweat EquityContribution to the construction or rehabilitation of a property in the form of labor or services rather than cash.