BALANCE Definition

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BALANCE is: a. equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account; or, b. the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account.

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LOAN TO VALUE RATIO, in real estate, is the percentage value for the relationship between the amount of the mortgage loan and the appraised value of the property. Loan-to-value ratio is expressed to a potential purchaser of a property in terms of the percentage a lending institution is willing to finance.

YIELD TO PUT is the effective annual rate of return a bond earns assuming it is held until the bond's put date, not maturity, and is put (sold) to the issuer at a specific price (put price).

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