A mortgage is not a loan
Many people understand the term “mortgage” to mean “a loan for real estate”. But that's not entirely correct. Technically speaking, a mortgage is the right that a “lender” has to your property because of the loan they are giving you. And so, what is commonly known as a “mortgage” is actually called a “mortgage loan”. But that’s not the term we will be using here because at PostFinance, we simply use the more common term.