Definition of "Paper"

David Janvion
  Florida Capital Realty

Amount received by a seller of real property in the form of credit rather than cash. Interest is typically received on the note. If a house is sold for $300,000 of which $100,000 is cash and the balance in a mortgage, $200,000 of paper has been received. It may be risk for the seller to take paper if the buyer has significant financial problems which prevent him from getting a mortgage at the bank.

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