When used in this article, the following terms, unless the context requires otherwise, shall have the following meanings:

Terms Used In N.Y. General Business Law 778

  • Bank: means a bank, trust company, savings bank, or state or federal savings and loan association which is located within this state. See N.Y. General Business Law 778
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contract: means a written agreement between a seller and buyer for the sale and purchase of a home. See N.Y. General Business Law 778
  • Down payment: means a contract deposit or similar advance toward the purchase price of a home that a buyer gives to an escrow agent pursuant to the provisions of a contract. See N.Y. General Business Law 778
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Home: means an existing, previously occupied one or two-family dwelling intended to be used primarily as a residence, or a residential unit in a multi-unit structure in which title or shares of stock are transferred to buyers under a condominium or cooperative regime. See N.Y. General Business Law 778

1. “Bank” means a bank, trust company, savings bank, or state or federal savings and loan association which is located within this state.

2. “Contract” means a written agreement between a seller and buyer for the sale and purchase of a home.

3. “Down payment” means a contract deposit or similar advance toward the purchase price of a home that a buyer gives to an escrow agent pursuant to the provisions of a contract.

4. “Escrow agent” means a person, other than a seller, who holds a buyer’s down payment deposit pursuant to the provisions of a contract.

5. “Home” means an existing, previously occupied one or two-family dwelling intended to be used primarily as a residence, or a residential unit in a multi-unit structure in which title or shares of stock are transferred to buyers under a condominium or cooperative regime. It does not mean a mobile home as defined in section seven hundred twenty-one of this chapter.