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WAIVE
To voluntarily give up a legal right or claim.

WAIVER
The voluntary giving up of a right or claim. A document to evidence such a relinquishment.

WALK-OUT BASEMENT
A feature that allows a door from the basement to open onto ground level.

WALK-THROUGH
"Provided for the buyer a few days before the actual close of escrow, it is a final opportunity for the buyer to insure that the property is maintained and/or repaired as agreed in the purchase contract."

WALK-THROUGH OR WALK-THROUGH INSPECTION
"Provided for the buyer a few days before the actual close of escrow, it is a final opportunity for the buyer to insure that the property is maintained and/or repaired as agreed in the purchase contract. Also; A physical examination of the property which usually takes place immediately prior to closing to ensure that no changes have taken place and no new damage has been done to the property. May also be used to confirm that fixtures and chattels included in the sale remain on the premises."

WALKUP
A small apartment building with rental units on upper floors and no elevator. The tenant literally has to walk up to her apartment unit.

WAREHOUSE
"A large building used for receiving and storing goods, materials or merchandise."

WAREHOUSE FEE
Charge to a borrower to cover the costs of the lender taking short term loans from other lenders to cover the borrower's mortgage.

WAREHOUSING
The process of assembling mortgages for sale to the secondary mortgage market.

WARRANTY
A signed statement which guarantees the condition or continued usefulness of an asset or guarantees the truth of the facts set out in the statement. The person signing is legally liable if the statement turns out to be untrue or if the asset proves in worse condition than stated.

WASTE
Allowing or causing a property to suffer damage or undue wear and tear to the detriment of another person who has an interest in or claim to the property.

WASTELAND
"1. (With ""The""), A classic American poem of the early 20th Century by Thomas Stearns Eliot.
2. A property which cannot be developed for profitable use."


WATER COURSE
"Any conduit of running water which occurs naturally on land: a river, stream, brook."

WATER RIGHTS
The legal right to use water from a water course or body of water on a property.

WATER TABLE
"The natural accumulation of water either above or below ground, often used for well purposes. May also refer to the distance from the surface of the land to the location of the water."

WEAR AND TEAR
The term for the reduction in value of an asset resulting from normal use.

WEEKLY PAYMENTS
"An alternative to the more traditional monthly payments on a loan or mortgage. Results in faster pay-down of principal, lower total interest paid."

WETLANDS
Lands restricted for development as a result of their proximity to bodies of water and the fact that they are occasionally or often flooded. May also be environmentally sensitive.

WILD DEED
An improperly recorded deed.

WILL
A written statement of a person's wishes for the disposition of that person's estate after their death.

WINDOW FRAME
The frame of a window which receives and holds the sashes or casement.

WINDOW SEAT
"A seat next to a window, as in the recess of a bay window"

WINDOW SHADE
"A shade or blind for a window; usually, one that is hung on a roller."

WINDOW SHUTTER
A shutter or blind used to close or darken windows.

WINDOW WELL
"A curved, corrugated steel insert used to isolate basement windows below the soil line from moisture."

WIRE TRANSFER
The movement of funds from one place to another electronically.

WITHOUT RECOURSE
A mortgage in which the Lender will not pursue personal liability against the borrower. The Lender's security is in the real estate being financed.

WOOD DESTROYING INSECT REPORT
"See ""termite report""."

WORK ORDER
A requirement by a local government body for work to be performed on a property so as to bring it into conformance with local regulations.

WRAPAROUND MORTGAGE
A secondary financing option in which new money borrowed is blended with money already owed and registered on title to the property. A second mortgage is registered as security for the new money but the old mortgage remains in existence and the rate of interest is a blend of the rate chargeable on the old mortgage and the rate chargeable on the newly borrowed money.

WRIT OF EXECUTION
A claim or lien which is registered with the local enforcement officer to enforce a judgement of a court. The officer is then required to enforce the judgment against the judgment debtor and any property owned by that debtor in the jurisdiction.

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