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  • Wainscoting   Wood paneling, tongue-and-groove boards or similar material installed between a baseboard and a chair rail.
  • Waiver   A voluntary relinquishing of certain rights or claims.
  • Walk-out basement   A feature that allows a door to open onto ground level.
  • Walk-through   A buyer's final inspection of the home to determine if conditions in the purchase agreement have been satisfied.
  • Warranty   A legally binding promise to do something in the future.
  • Wetlands   Watery areas such as swamps, marshes and floodplains.
  • Wild deed   An improperly recorded deed.
  • Will   The most basic legal document outlining the disposition of a person's estate in the event of death.
  • Window light   An individual pane of glass.
  • Window seat   A bench built under an interior window.
  • Window well   A curved, corrugated steel insert used to isolate basement windows from moisture if they're below the soil line.
  • Window well covers   Curved plastic covers designed to be installed on top of a window well to cover the opening.
  • Wraparound mortgage   A loan to a buyer for the remaining balance on a seller's first mortgage and an additional amount requested by the seller. Payments on both loans are made to the lender who holds the wraparound loan.