The priority of purchase-money mortgages is settled law in Pennsylvania. However, it is submitted that the determination of which mortgages fall within this protected class is not settled. The unresolved issue is whether purchase-money mortgages are limited to the vendor-vendee relationship or whether they extend to mortgages given directly to a third party as part of the same transaction in which the deed was delivered.
Purchase-Money Mortgages in Pennsylvania,
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