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insure

(in-shoor′) [ME. insuren, ensuren]
1. To make sure or certain.
2. To make safe or secure.
3. To protect against injury, loss, or expense.
4. To make a contract specifying the terms of such protection.
5. To buy or sell insurance.
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Thus, if one could "weight" mortgage loans by the actual credit risk they pose to the institutions that insure, hold, or purchase mortgages, the FHA and the PMI companies presumably would bear a proportion of the credit risk that is higher than we calculate.
22) Portfolio lenders can also exercise considerable flexibility when applying their underwriting standards if they plan not to sell or insure a mortgage.
In total, these companies acted on 1,483,576 applications for insurance: 1,176,044 to insure home purchase mortgages on single-family properties and 307,532 to insure mortgages for refinancing an existing mortgage (table A.
To assess the distribution of mortgage credit risk, we have combined data collected in conjunction with the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) with data submitted by private mortgage insurers about the mortgages they insure.
By law, HUD cannot insure a reverse mortgage above the local FHA loan limit.