ACCOUNTING RESEARCH BULLETINS Definition

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ACCOUNTING RESEARCH BULLETINS (ARBs) were issued years ago to set generally
accepted accounting principles. Some have not been superseded by pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Those old pronouncements still qualify as generally accepted accounting principles.

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PITI is an acronym for Principal, Interest, Taxes and Insurance when dealing with property mortgages.

HOLDBACK is a portion of a construction loan that is not funded until the subject project is nearing completion, or the borrower has satisfied certain contractual performance requirements, such as leasing a majority of the space in the building. The amount held back is often equal to the construction firms projected profit when the building is completed.

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