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Policyholder

This is the person who owns a life insurance policy. This is usually the insured person, but it may also be a relative of the insured, a partnership or a corporation. There are instances in marriage breakup (or relationship breakup with dependent children) where appropriate life insurance on the support provider, owned and paid for by the ex-spouse receiving the support is an acceptable method of ensuring future security.


Annuity

Periodic payments made to an individual under the terms of the policy.


Applicant

The party applying for an insurance policy.


Benefit Value

The amount of cash payable on a benefit.


Premium

Annual amount payable, by a client, for selected product or service.


Risk

Calculated chance of loss.



Amortization Period

The time over which all regular payments would pay off the mortgage. This is usually 25 years for a new mortgage, however can be greater, up to a maximum of 40 years.


Cash reserves

The money the buyer has left over after the down payment and all those closing costs.


Entry Box

See Electrical Service Entry


Ground Fault Current Interrupter

An electrical device used to prevent injury from contact with faulty electrical appliances and faulty wiring
electrical shocks. GFIs should not be confused with AFIs, the later are designed to prevent electrical fires. GFIs are required in new home bathrooms, kitchen, garage, out of doors and in other locations where one might be in contact with a grounded surface or body of water and an electrical appliance. Most GFI's are located in the receptacle itself or a curcuit breaker and can be identified by the presence of a 'test' and a 'reset' button.


Inset Staple

Stapling to the inside portion of the stud or rafter.


Niche

A recess in a wall, usually designed to contain ornamental statues or other decorations.


Pointing

Treatment of joints in masonry by filling with mortar to improve appearance or protect against weather.


Resilient Channels

Metal channels used to further inhibit sound transmission through wall and ceiling framing. Create a break in the vibration path from drywall to the framing.


Take Off

The list of materials necessary to complete a job.


 

 

 

 

 



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