Definition of "Qualifying"

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Kevin Carney, Real Estate Agent The K Co. Realty

  1. Process determining an individual's financial ability to meet the terms of a loan. When selling real estate, the sales broker must qualify the buyer to make certain he/ she has the financial ability to purchase the property and be eligible to obtain a mortgage.
  2. In insurance, a period of time during which an individual is eligible to receive benefits until it is determined whether or not fraud or other misrepresentation has occurred. A qualification period is found most frequently in health insurance and pension plans.

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