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government loan (mortgage)
A mortgage that is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or guaranteed by
the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or the Rural Housing Service (RHS). Mortgages that
are not government loans are classified as conventional loans.
Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae)
A government-owned corporation within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD). Created by Congress on September 1, 1968, GNMA performs the same role as Fannie Mae
and Freddie Mac in providing funds to lenders for making home loans. The difference is
that Ginnie Mae provides funds for government loans (FHA and VA)
grantee
The person to whom an interest in real property is conveyed.
grantor
The person conveying an interest in real property.