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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.

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