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.
WETLAND - An area having standing water periodically or year round, designated by the Army Corps of Engineers as having special characteristics and development requirements.
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.