Balloon Mortgage Endorsements: Underwriting Guidelines

This endorsement may be issued provided you have reviewed the security instrument and its rider and have determined that it provides full disclosure of the balloon payment and a conditional right to refinance. Generally, this right to refinance will be evidenced in the form of a “Balloon Rider” attached to the security instrument.


See also:


Mortgages: Balloon Mortgages


A sample of Balloon Mortgage Endorsement form.




CLTA Form 111.9 (06-03-05) - Variable Rate, FNMA 7 Year Ballooon

CLTA - FNMA Balloon Mortgage



Attached to Policy No. ______________

Issued by




The Company insures the Insured mortgagee against loss or damage by reason of:


(1)      The invalidity or unenforceability of the lien of the insured mortgage resulting from the provisions therein which provide for a Conditional Right to Refinance and a change in the rate of interest as set forth in the Mortgage Rider.


(2)      Loss of priority of the lien of the insured mortgage as security for the unpaid principal balance of the loan, together with interest thereon, which loss of priority is caused by the exercise of the Conditional Right to Refinance and the extension of the loan term to the New Maturity Date set forth on the Rider and a change in the rate of interest, provided that all the conditions set forth in paragraphs 2 and 5 of the Balloon Mortgage Rider have been met, and there are no other liens, defects, encumbrances, or other adverse matters affecting title arising subsequent to Date of Policy.


This endorsement does not insure against loss or damage based upon (a) usury or (b) any consumer credit protection or truth in lending law or (c) bankruptcy.


This endorsement is issued as part of the policy. Except as it expressly states, it does not (i) modify any of the terms and provisions of the policy, (ii) modify any prior endorsements, (iii) extend the Date of Policy, or (iv) increase the Amount of Insurance. To the extent a provision of the policy or a previous endorsement is inconsistent with an express provision of this endorsement, this endorsement controls. Otherwise, this endorsement is subject to all of the terms and provisions of the policy and of any prior endorsements.