ATTACHED TO POLICY NUMBER ______________
STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY
File No.:________________ Charge:_____________
1. The insurance for Advances added by Sections 2 and 3 of this endorsement is subject to the exclusions in Section 4 of this endorsement and the Exclusions from Coverage in the Policy, except Exclusion 3(d), the provisions of the Conditions, and the exceptions contained in Schedule B.
a. "Agreement," as used in this endorsement, shall mean the note or loan agreement, the repayment of Advances under which is secured by the Insured Mortgage.
b. "Advance," as used in this endorsement, shall mean only an advance of principal made after the Date of Policy as provided in the Agreement, including expenses of foreclosure, amounts advanced pursuant to the Insured Mortgage to pay taxes and insurance, assure compliance with laws, or to protect the lien of the Insured Mortgage before the time of acquisition of the Title, and reasonable amounts expended to prevent deterioration of improvements, together with interest on those advances.
c. “Changes in the rate of interest,” as used in this endorsement, shall mean only those changes in the rate of interest calculated pursuant to a formula provided in the Insured Mortgage or the Agreement at Date of Policy.
2. The Company insures against loss or damage sustained by the Insured by reason of:
a. The invalidity or unenforceability of the lien of the Insured Mortgage as security for each Advance.
b. The lack of priority of the lien of the Insured Mortgage as security for each Advance over any lien or encumbrance on the Title.
c. The invalidity or unenforceability or lack of priority of the lien of the Insured Mortgage as security for the Indebtedness, Advances and unpaid interest resulting from (i) re-Advances and repayments of Indebtedness, (ii) earlier periods of no indebtedness owing during the term of the Insured Mortgage, or (iii) the Insured Mortgage not complying with the requirements of state law of the state in which the Land is located to secure Advances.
3. The Company also insures against loss or damage sustained by the Insured by reason of:
a. The invalidity or unenforceability of the lien of the Insured Mortgage resulting from any provisions of the Agreement that provide for (i) interest on interest, (ii) changes in the rate of interest, or (iii) the addition of unpaid interest to the Indebtedness.
b. Lack of priority of the lien of the Insured Mortgage as security for the Indebtedness, including any unpaid interest that was added to principal in accordance with any provisions of the Agreement, interest on interest, or interest as changed in accordance with the provisions of the Insured Mortgage, which lack of priority is caused by (i) changes in the rate of interest, (ii) interest on interest, or (iii) increases in the Indebtedness resulting from the addition of unpaid interest.
4. This endorsement does not insure against loss or damage (and the Company will not pay costs, attorneys' fees, or expenses) resulting from:
a. The invalidity, unenforceability or lack of priority of the lien of the Insured Mortgage as security for any:
(i) Advance made after a Petition for Relief under the Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C.) has been filed by or on behalf of the mortgagor; or
(ii) Advance made subsequent to 20 years after the date of the Insured Mortgage or after a notice has been recorded in the Public Records limiting the maximum principal amount that may be secured to the extent the advance causes the outstanding principal balance to exceed the amount stated in the notice.
b. The lien of real estate taxes or assessments on the Title imposed by governmental authority arising after Date of Policy;
c. The lack of priority of the lien of the Insured Mortgage as security for any Advance to a federal tax lien, which Advance is made after the earlier of (i) actual knowledge of the Insured that a federal tax lien was filed against the mortgagor, or (ii) the expiration, after notice of a federal tax lien filed against the mortgagor, of any grace period for making disbursements with priority over the federal tax lien provided in the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C.);
d. Any federal or state environmental protection lien; or
e. Usury, or any consumer credit protection or truth-in-lending law.
5. The Indebtedness includes Advances.
This endorsement is issued as part of the policy. Except as it expressly states, it does not (i) modify any of the terms and provisions of the policy, (ii) modify any prior endorsements, (iii) extend the Date of Policy, or (iv) increase the Amount of Insurance. To the extent a provision of the policy or a previous endorsement is inconsistent with an express provision of this endorsement, this endorsement controls. Otherwise, this endorsement is subject to all of the terms and provisions of the policy and of any prior endorsements.
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