PAC BOND Definition

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PAC BOND is a planned amortization class collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) that provides a set average life within a specified band of prepayment assumptions. PACs are considered the most stable CMO class in terms of average life variability.

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SOFT COSTS are those extraneous costs that are not readily foreseen or budgeted for, e.g. legal fees, loan fees and interest, etc.

DEPLETION is the process of cost allocation that assigns the original cost of a natural resource to the periods benefited. For example: a mining company purchases mineral rights to a deposit for $5 million for a period of ten years. The cost of the natural resource, $5 million, will be depleted over the ten years of the benefit; i.e., it is the physical exhaustion of a natural resource (e.g., timber, oil and coal).

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