The Installment Land Contract as a Junior Security

It is the purpose of this paper to explore the problems of one group whose members are increasingly, and more or less as a matter of necessity, finding themselves in the role of mortgagees, or vendors under installment purchase contracts, although they do not fit the assumed pattern. This group consists of persons who own homes subject to existing mortgages and for one reason or another decide to sell. The existing mortgages may be insured by the Federal Housing Administration or by the Veterans Administration or they may be uninsured mortgages held by building and loan associations or other financial institutions, but almost all have one thing in common. They are payable over a long term of from ten to thirty years in equal monthly installments which include both principal and interest.