balloon mortgage definition by American Heritage Dictionary
balloon mortgage - Investment & Finance Definition
A mortgage whose interest and principal payment won’t result in the loan being paid in full at the end of the mortgage term. The final payment on the mortgage is significantly larger than the regular payment and is called a balloon payment. Balloon mortgages, as well as balloon loans, often are used when the debtor expects either to refinance the loan closer to maturity or expects a large cash infusion to pay off the debt.Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.