MORTGAGE LOAN PURCHASE AGREEMENT
THIS MORTGAGE LOAN PURCHASE AGREEMENT
dated as of February 28, 2003, by and
between FIRST HORIZON HOME LOAN CORPORATION, a Kansas corporation (the
"Seller"), and FIRST HORIZON ASSET SECURITIES INC. (the "Purchaser").
WHEREAS, the Seller owns certain Mortgage Loans (as hereinafter defined)
which Mortgage Loans are more particularly listed and described in Schedule A
attached hereto and made a part hereof.
WHEREAS, the Seller and the Purchaser wish to set forth the terms pursuant
to which the Mortgage Loans, excluding the servicing rights thereto, are to be
sold by the Seller to the Purchaser.
WHEREAS, the Seller will simultaneously transfer the servicing rights for
the Mortgage Loans to First Tennessee Mortgage Services, Inc. ("FTMSI") pursuant
to the Servicing Rights Transfer and Subservicing Agreement (as hereinafter
WHEREAS, the Purchaser will engage FTMSI to service the Mortgage Loans
pursuant to the Servicing Agreement (as hereinafter defined).
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing, other good and valuable
consideration, and the mutual terms and covenants contained herein, the parties
hereto agree as follows:
Agreement: This Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement
, as the same may be
amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time in accordance with
the terms hereof.
Business Day: Any day other than (i) a Saturday or a Sunday, or (ii) a day
on which banking institutions in the City of Dallas, or the State of Texas or
New York City is located are authorized or obligated by law or executive order
to be closed.
Closing Date: February 28, 2003.
Code: The Internal Revenue Code of 1986, including any successor or
Cooperative Corporation: The entity that holds title (fee or an acceptable
leasehold estate) to the real property and improvements constituting the
Cooperative Property and which governs the Cooperative Property, which
Cooperative Corporation must qualify as a Cooperative Housing Corporation under
Section 216 of the Code.
Coop Shares: Shares issued by a Cooperative Corporation.
Cooperative Loan: Any Mortgage Loan secured by Coop Shares and a
Cooperative Property: The real property and improvements owned by the
Cooperative Corporation, including the allocation of individual dwelling units
to the holders of the Coop Shares of the Cooperative Corporation.
Cooperative Unit: A single family dwelling located in a Cooperative
Custodian: LaSalle Bank National Association, a national banking
association, and its successors and assigns, as custodian under the Custodial
Agreement dated as of February 28, 2003 by and among The Bank of New York, as
trustee, First Horizon Home Loan Corporation, as master servicer, and the
Cut-Off Date: February 1, 2003.
Cut-off Date Principal Balance: As to any Mortgage Loan, the Stated
Principal Balance thereof as of the close of business on the Cut-off Date.
Debt Service Reduction: With respect to any Mortgage Loan, a reduction by a
court of competent jurisdiction in a proceeding under the Bankruptcy Code in the
Scheduled Payment for such Mortgage Loan which became final and non-appealable,
except such a reduction resulting from a Deficient Valuation or any reduction
that results in a permanent forgiveness of principal.
Deficient Valuation: With respect to any Mortgage Loan, a valuation by a
court of competent jurisdiction of the Mortgaged Property in an amount less than
the then-outstanding indebtedness under the Mortgage Loan, or any reduction in
the amount of principal to be paid in connection with any Scheduled Payment that
results in a permanent forgiveness of principal, which valuation or reduction
results from an order of such court which is final and non-appealable in a
proceeding under the United States Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, as amended.
Delay Delivery Mortgage Loans: The Mortgage Loans for which all or a
portion of a related Mortgage File is not delivered to the Trustee or to the
Custodian on its behalf on the Closing Date. The number of Delay Delivery
Mortgage Loans shall not exceed 25% of the aggregate number of Mortgage Loans as
of the Closing Date.
Deleted Mortgage Loan: As defined in Section 4.1(c) hereof.
Determination Date: The earlier of (i) the third Business Day after the
15th day of each month, and (ii) the second Business Day prior to the 25th day
of each month, or if such 25th day is not a Business Day, the next succeeding
GAAP: Generally applied accounting principal as in effect from time to time
in the United States of America.
Insurance Proceeds: Proceeds paid by an insurer pursuant to any insurance
policy, including all riders and endorsements thereto in effect, including any
replacement policy or policies, in each case other than any amount included in
such Insurance Proceeds in respect of expenses covered by such insurance policy.
Liquidation Proceeds: Amounts, including Insurance Proceeds, received in
connection with the partial or complete liquidation of defaulted Mortgage Loans,
whether through trustee's sale, foreclosure sale or otherwise or amounts
received in connection with any condemnation or partial release of a Mortgaged
Mortgage: The mortgage, deed of trust or other instrument creating a first
lien on the property securing a Mortgage Note.
Mortgage File: The mortgage documents listed in Section 3.1 pertaining to a
particular Mortgage Loan and any additional documents required to be added to
the Mortgage File pursuant to this Agreement.
Mortgage Loans: The mortgage loans transferred, sold and conveyed by the
Seller to the Purchaser, pursuant to this Agreement.
Mortgage Loan Purchase Price: With respect to any Mortgage Loan required to
be purchased by the Seller pursuant to Section 4.1(c) hereof, an amount equal to
the sum of (i) 100% of the unpaid principal balance of the Mortgage Loan on the
date of such purchase, and (ii) accrued interest thereon at the applicable
Mortgage Rate from the date through which interest was last paid by the
Mortgagor to the first day in the month in which the Mortgage Loan Purchase
Price is to be distributed to the Purchaser or its designees.
Mortgage Note: The original executed note or other evidence of indebtedness
evidencing the indebtedness of a Mortgagor under a Mortgage Loan.
Mortgaged Property: The underlying property securing a Mortgage Loan,
which, with respect to a Cooperative Loan, is the related Coop Shares and
Mortgagor: The obligor(s) on a Mortgage Note.
Principal Prepayment: Any payment of principal by a Mortgagor on a Mortgage
Loan that is received in advance of its scheduled Due Date and is not
accompanied by an amount representing scheduled interest due on any date or
dates in any month or months subsequent to the month of prepayment.
Proprietary Lease: With respect to any Cooperative Unit, a lease or
occupancy agreement between a Cooperative Corporation and a holder of related
Purchase Price: $493,261,122.65.
Purchaser: First Horizon Asset Securities Inc., a Delaware corporation, in
its capacity as purchaser of the Mortgage Loans from the Seller pursuant to this
Recognition Agreement: With respect to any Cooperative Loan, an agreement
between the Cooperative Corporation and the originator of such Mortgage Loan
which establishes the rights of such originator in the Cooperative Property.
Scheduled Payment: The scheduled monthly payment on a Mortgage Loan due on
the first day of the month allocable to principal and/or interest on such
Mortgage Loan which, unless otherwise specified herein, shall give effect to any
related Debt Service Reduction and any Deficient Valuation that affects the
amount of the monthly payment due on such Mortgage Loan.
Security Agreement: The security agreement with respect to a Cooperative
Seller: First Horizon Home Loan Corporation, a Kansas corporation, and its
successors and assigns, in its capacity as seller of the Mortgage Loans.
Servicing Agreement: The servicing agreement, dated as of November 26, 2002
by and between First Horizon Asset Securities, Inc. and its assigns, as owner,
and First Tennessee Mortgage Services, Inc., as servicer.
Servicing Rights Transfer and Subservicing Agreement: The servicing rights
transfer and subservicing agreement, dated as of November 26, 2002 by and
between First Horizon Home Loan Corporation, as transferor and subservicer, and
First Tennessee Mortgage Services, Inc., as transferee and servicer.
Stated Principal Balance: As to any Mortgage Loan, the unpaid principal
balance of such Mortgage Loan as specified in the amortization schedule at the
time relating thereto (before any adjustment to such amortization schedule by
reason of any moratorium or similar waiver or grace period) after giving effect
to any previous partial Principal Prepayments and Liquidation Proceeds allocable
to principal (other than with respect to any Liquidated Mortgage Loan) and to
the payment of principal due on such date and irrespective of any delinquency in
payment by the related Mortgagor.
Substitute Mortgage Loan: A Mortgage Loan substituted by the Seller for a
Deleted Mortgage Loan which must, on the date of such substitution, (i) have a
Stated Principal Balance, after deduction of the principal portion of the
Scheduled Payment due in the month of substitution, not in excess of, and not
more than 10% less than the Stated Principal Balance of the Deleted Mortgage
Loan; (ii) have Mortgage Rate not lower than the Mortgage Rate of the Deleted
Mortgage Loan; (iii) have a maximum mortgage rate not more than 1% per annum
higher or lower than the maximum mortgage rate of the Deleted Mortgage Loan;
(iv) have a minimum mortgage rate specified in its related Mortgage Note not
more than 1% per annum higher or lower than the minimum mortgage rate of the
Deleted Mortgage Loan; (v) have the same mortgage index, reset period and
periodic rate as the Deleted Mortgage Loan and a gross margin not more than 1%
per annum higher or lower than that of the Deleted Mortgage Loan (vi) be
accruing interest at a rate no lower than and not more than 1% per annum higher
than, that of the Deleted Mortgage Loan; (iv) have a loan-to-value ratio no
higher than that of the Deleted Mortgage Loan; (vii) have a remaining term to
maturity no greater than (and not more than one year less than that of) the
Deleted Mortgage Loan; (viii) not be a Cooperative Loan unless the Deleted
Mortgage Loan was a Cooperative Loan and (ix) comply with each representation
and warranty set forth in Schedule B hereto.
Trustee: The Bank of New York and its successors and, if a successor
trustee is appointed hereunder, such successor.
PURCHASE AND SALE
Section 2.1 Purchase Price. In consideration for the payment to it of the
Purchase Price on the Closing Date, pursuant to written instructions delivered
by the Seller to the Purchaser on the Closing Date, the Seller does hereby
transfer, sell and convey to the Purchaser on the Closing Date, but with effect
from the Cut-off Date, (i) all right, title and interest of the Seller in the
Mortgage Loans, excluding the servicing rights thereto, and all property
securing such Mortgage Loans, including all interest and principal received or
receivable by the Seller with respect to the Mortgage Loans on or after the
Cut-off Date and all interest and principal payments on the Mortgage Loans
received on or prior to the Cut-off Date in respect of installments of interest
and principal due thereafter, but not including payments of principal and
interest due and payable on the Mortgage Loans on or before the Cut-off Date,
and (ii) all proceeds from the foregoing. Items (i) and (ii) in the preceding
sentence are herein referred to collectively as "Mortgage Assets."
Section 2.2 Timing. The sale of the Mortgage Assets hereunder shall take
place on the Closing Date.
CONVEYANCE AND DELIVERY
Section 3.1 Delivery of Mortgage Files. In connection with the transfer and
assignment set forth in Section 2.1 above, the Seller has delivered or caused to
be delivered to the Trustee or to the Custodian on its behalf (or, in the case
of the Delay Delivery Mortgage Loans, will deliver or cause to be delivered to
the Trustee or to the Custodian on its behalf within thirty (30) days following
the Closing Date) the following documents or instruments with respect to each
Mortgage Loan so assigned (collectively, the "Mortgage Files"):
(a) (1) the original Mortgage Note endorsed by manual or facsimile
signature in blank in the following form: "Pay to the order of
________________, without recourse," with all intervening endorsements
showing a complete chain of endorsement from the originator to the
Person endorsing the Mortgage Note (each such endorsement being
sufficient to transfer all right, title and interest of the party so
endorsing, as noteholder or assignee thereof, in and to that Mortgage
(2) with respect to any Lost Mortgage Note, a lost note
affidavit from the Seller stating that the original Mortgage Note was
lost or destroyed, together with a copy of such Mortgage Note;
(b) except as provided below, the original recorded Mortgage or a copy of
such Mortgage certified by the Seller as being a true and complete
copy of the Mortgage;
(c) a duly executed assignment of the Mortgage in blank (which may be
included in a blanket assignment or assignments), together with,
except as provided below, all
interim recorded assignments of such mortgage (each such assignment,
when duly and validly completed, to be in recordable form and
sufficient to effect the assignment of and transfer to the assignee
thereof, under the Mortgage to which the assignment relates); provided
that, if the related Mortgage has not been returned from the
applicable public recording office, such assignment of the Mortgage
may exclude the information to be provided by the recording office;
(d) the original or copies of each assumption, modification, written
assurance or substitution agreement, if any;
(e) either the original or duplicate original title policy (including all
riders thereto) with respect to the related Mortgaged Property, if
available, provided that the title policy (including all riders
thereto) will be delivered as soon as it becomes available, and if the
title policy is not available, and to the extent required pursuant to
the second paragraph below or otherwise in connection with the rating
of the Certificates, a written commitment or interim binder or
preliminary report of the title issued by the title insurance or
escrow company with respect to the Mortgaged Property, and
(f) in the case of a Cooperative Loan, the originals of the following
documents or instruments:
(1) The Coop Shares, together with a stock power in blank;
(2) The executed Security Agreement;
(3) The executed Proprietary Lease;
(4) The executed Recognition Agreement;
(5) The executed UCC-1 financing statement with evidence of
recording thereon which have been filed in all places required to
perfect the Seller's interest in the Coop Shares and the Proprietary
(6) Executed UCC-3 financing statements or other appropriate
UCC financing statements required by state law, evidencing a complete
and unbroken line from the mortgagee to the Trustee with evidence of
recording thereon (or in a form suitable for recordation).
In the event that in connection with any Mortgage Loan the Seller cannot
deliver (i) the original recorded Mortgage or (ii) all interim recorded
assignments satisfying the requirements of clause (b) or (c) above,
respectively, concurrently with the execution and delivery hereof because such
document or documents have not been returned from the applicable public
recording office, the Seller shall promptly deliver or cause to be delivered to
the Trustee or the Custodian on its behalf such original Mortgage or such
interim assignment, as the case may be, with evidence of recording indicated
thereon upon receipt thereof from the public recording office, or a copy
if appropriate, by the relevant recording office, but in no event shall any such
delivery of the original Mortgage and each such interim assignment or a copy
thereof, certified, if appropriate, by the relevant recording office, be made
later than one year following the Closing Date; provided, however, in the event
the Seller is unable to deliver or cause to be delivered by such date each
Mortgage and each such interim assignment by reason of the fact that any such
documents have not been returned by the appropriate recording office, or, in the
case of each such interim assignment, because the related Mortgage has not been
returned by the appropriate recording office, the Seller shall deliver or cause
to be delivered such documents to the Trustee or the Custodian on its behalf as
promptly as possible upon receipt thereof and, in any event, within 720 days
following the Closing Date. The Seller shall forward or cause to be forwarded to
the Trustee or the Custodian on its behalf (i) from time to time additional
original documents evidencing an assumption or modification of a Mortgage Loan
and (ii) any other documents required to be delivered by the Seller to the
Trustee. In the event that the original Mortgage is not delivered and in
connection with the payment in full of the related Mortgage Loan and the public
recording office requires the presentation of a "lost instruments affidavit and
indemnity" or any equivalent document, because only a copy of the Mortgage can
be delivered with the instrument of satisfaction or reconveyance, the Seller
shall execute and deliver or cause to be executed and delivered such a document
to the public recording office. In the case where a public recording office
retains the original recorded Mortgage or in the case where a Mortgage is lost
after recordation in a public recording office, the Seller shall deliver or
cause to be delivered to the Trustee or the Custodian on its behalf a copy of
such Mortgage certified by such public recording office to be a true and
complete copy of the original recorded Mortgage.
In addition, in the event that in connection with any Mortgage Loan the
Seller cannot deliver or cause to be delivered the original or duplicate
original lender's title policy (together with all riders thereto), satisfying
the requirements of clause (v) above, concurrently with the execution and
delivery hereof because the related Mortgage has not been returned from the
applicable public recording office, the Seller shall promptly deliver or cause
to be delivered to the Trustee or the Custodian on its behalf such original or
duplicate original lender's title policy (together with all riders thereto) upon
receipt thereof from the applicable title insurer, but in no event shall any
such delivery of the original or duplicate original lender's title policy be
made later than one year following the Closing Date; provided, however, in the
event the Seller is unable to deliver or cause to be delivered by such date the
original or duplicate original lender's title policy (together with all riders
thereto) because the related Mortgage has not been returned by the appropriate
recording office, the Seller shall deliver or cause to be delivered such
documents to the Trustee or the Custodian on its behalf as promptly as possible
upon receipt thereof and, in any event, within 720 days following the Closing
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, within thirty
days after the Closing Date, the Seller shall either (i) deliver or cause to be
delivered to the Trustee or the Custodian on its behalf the Mortgage File as
required pursuant to this Section 3.1 for each Delay Delivery Mortgage Loan or
(ii) (A) substitute or cause to be substituted a Substitute Mortgage Loan for
the Delay Delivery Mortgage Loan or (B) repurchase or cause to be repurchased
the Delay Delivery Mortgage Loan, which substitution or repurchase shall be
accomplished in the manner and subject to the conditions set forth in Section
4.1 (treating each Delay Delivery Mortgage Loan as a Deleted Mortgage Loan for
purposes of such Section 4.1), provided, however, that if the Seller fails to
deliver a Mortgage File for any Delay Delivery Mortgage Loan within the
thirty-day period provided in the prior sentence, the Seller shall use its best
reasonable efforts to effect or cause to be effected a substitution, rather than
a repurchase of, such Deleted
Mortgage Loan and provided further that the cure period provided for in Section
4.1 hereof shall not apply to the initial delivery of the Mortgage File for such
Delay Delivery Mortgage Loan, but rather the Seller shall have five (5) Business
Days to cure or cause to be cured such failure to deliver.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
Section 4.1 Representations and Warranties of the Seller. (a) The Seller
hereby represents and warrants to the Purchaser, as of the date of execution and
delivery hereof, that:
(1) The Seller is duly organized as a Kansas corporation and is
validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of
Kansas and is duly authorized and qualified to transact any and all
business contemplated by this Agreement to be conducted by the Seller
in any state in which a Mortgaged Property is located or is otherwise
not required under applicable law to effect such qualification and, in
any event, is in compliance with the doing business laws of any such
state, to the extent necessary to ensure its ability to enforce each
Mortgage Loan and to perform any of its other obligations under this
Agreement in accordance with the terms thereof.
(2) The Seller has the full corporate power and authority to
sell each Mortgage Loan, and to execute, deliver and perform, and to
enter into and consummate the transactions contemplated by this
Agreement and has duly authorized by all necessary corporate action on
the part of the Seller the execution, delivery and performance of this
Agreement; and this Agreement, assuming the due authorization,
execution and delivery thereof by the other parties thereto,
constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Seller,
enforceable against the Seller in accordance with its terms, except
that (a) the enforceability thereof may be limited by bankruptcy,
insolvency, moratorium, receivership and other similar laws relating
to creditors' rights generally and (b) the remedy of specific
performance and injunctive and other forms of equitable relief may be
subject to equitable defenses and to the discretion of the court
before which any proceeding therefor may be brought.
(3) The execution and delivery of this Agreement by the Seller,
the sale of the Mortgage Loans by the Seller under this Agreement, the
consummation of any other of the transactions contemplated by this
Agreement, and the fulfillment of or compliance with the terms thereof
are in the ordinary course of business of the Seller and will not (a)
result in a material breach of any term or provision of the charter or
by-laws of the Seller or (b) materially conflict with, result in a
material breach, violation or acceleration of, or result in a material
default under, the terms of any other material agreement or instrument
to which the Seller is a party or by which it may be bound, or (c)
constitute a material violation of any statute, order or regulation
applicable to the Seller of any court, regulatory body, administrative
agency or governmental body having jurisdiction over the Seller; and
the Seller is not in breach or violation of any
material indenture or other material agreement or instrument, or in
violation of any statute, order or regulation of any court, regulatory
body, administrative agency or governmental body having jurisdiction
over it which breach or violation may materially impair the Seller's
ability to perform or meet any of its obligations under this
(4) No litigation is pending or, to the best of the Seller's
knowledge, threatened against the Seller that would prohibit the
execution or delivery of, or performance under, this Agreement by the
(b) The Seller hereby makes the representations and warranties set forth
in Schedule B hereto to the Purchaser, as of the Closing Date, or if
so specified therein, as of the Cut-off Date.
(c) Upon discovery by either of the parties hereto of a breach of a
representation or warranty made pursuant to Schedule B hereto that
materially and adversely affects the interests of the Purchaser in any
Mortgage Loan, the party discovering such breach shall give prompt
notice thereof to the other party. The Seller hereby covenants that
within 90 days of the earlier of its discovery or its receipt of
written notice from the Purchaser of a breach of any representation or
warranty made pursuant to Schedule B hereto which materially and
adversely affects the interests of the Purchaser in any Mortgage Loan,
it shall cure such breach in all material respects, and if such breach
is not so cured, shall, (i) if such 90-day period expires prior to the
second anniversary of the Closing Date, remove such Mortgage Loan (a
"Deleted Mortgage Loan") from the pool of mortgages listed on Schedule
B hereto and substitute in its place a Substitute Mortgage Loan, in
the manner and subject to the conditions set forth in this Section; or
(ii) repurchase the affected Mortgage Loan or Mortgage Loans from the
Purchaser at the Mortgage Loan Purchase Price in the manner set forth
below. With respect to the representations and warranties described in
this Section which are made to the best of the Seller's knowledge, if
it is discovered by either the Seller or the Purchaser that the
substance of such representation and warranty is inaccurate and such
inaccuracy materially and adversely affects the value of the related
Mortgage Loan or the interests of the Purchaser therein,
notwithstanding the Seller's lack of knowledge with respect to the
substance of such representation or warranty, such inaccuracy shall be
deemed a breach of the applicable representation or warranty.
With respect to any Substitute Mortgage Loan or Loans, the Seller
shall deliver to the Trustee or to the Custodian on its behalf the Mortgage
Note, the Mortgage, the related assignment of the Mortgage, and such other
documents and agreements as are required by Section 3.1, with the Mortgage
Note endorsed and the Mortgage assigned as required by Section 3.1. No
substitution is permitted to be made in any calendar month after the
Determination Date for such month. Scheduled Payments due with respect to
Substitute Mortgage Loans in the month of substitution will be retained by
the Seller. Upon such substitution, the Substitute Mortgage Loan or Loans
shall be subject to the terms of this Agreement in all respects, and the
Seller shall be deemed to have made with respect to such Substitute
Mortgage Loan or Loans, as of the date of substitution, the
representations and warranties made pursuant to Schedule B hereto with
respect to such Mortgage Loan.
It is understood and agreed that the obligation under this Agreement
of the Seller to cure, repurchase or replace any Mortgage Loan as to which
a breach has occurred and is continuing shall constitute the sole remedy
against the Seller respecting such breach available to the Purchaser on its
The representations and warranties contained in this Agreement shall not be
construed as a warranty or guaranty by the Seller as to the future payments by
It is understood and agreed that the representations and warranties set
forth in this Section 4.1 shall survive the sale of the Mortgage Loans to the
Section 5.1 Transfer Intended as Sale. It is the express intent of the
parties hereto that the conveyance of the Mortgage Loans by the Seller to the
Purchaser be, and be construed as, absolute sale thereof in accordance with GAAP
and for regulatory purposes. It is, further, not the intention of the parties
that such conveyances be deemed a pledge thereof by the Seller to the Purchaser.
However, in the event that, notwithstanding the intent of the parties, the
Mortgage Loans are held to be the property of the Seller or the Purchaser,
respectively, or if for any other reason this Agreement is held or deemed to
create a security interest in such assets, then (i) this Agreement shall be
deemed to be a security agreement within the meaning of the Uniform Commercial
Code of the State of Texas and (ii) the conveyance of the Mortgage Loans
provided for in this Agreement shall be deemed to be an assignment and a grant
by the Seller to the Purchaser of a security interest in all of the Mortgage
Loans, whether now owned or hereafter acquired.
The Seller and the Purchaser shall, to the extent consistent with this
Agreement, take such actions as may be necessary to ensure that, if this
Agreement were deemed to create a security interest in the Mortgage Loans, such
security interest would be deemed to be a perfected security interest of first
priority under applicable law and will be maintained as such throughout the term
of the Agreement. The Seller and the Purchaser shall arrange for filing any
Uniform Commercial Code continuation statements in connection with any security
interest granted hereby.
Section 5.2 Seller's Consent to Assignment. The Seller hereby
acknowledges the Purchaser's right to assign, transfer and convey all of the
Purchaser's rights under this Agreement to a third party and that the
representations and warranties made by the Seller to the Purchaser pursuant to
this Agreement will, in the case of such assignment, transfer and conveyance, be
for the benefit of such third party. The Seller hereby consents to such
assignment, transfer and conveyance.
Section 5.3 Specific Performance. Either party or its assignees may
enforce specific performance of this Agreement.
Section 5.4 Notices. All notices, demands and requests that may be given
or that are required to be given hereunder shall be sent by United States
certified mail, postage prepaid, return receipt requested, to the parties at
their respective addresses as follows:
the Purchaser: 4000 Horizon Way
Irving, Texas 75063
Attn: Larry P. Cole
If to the Seller: 4000 Horizon Way
Irving, Texas 75063
Attn: Larry P. Cole
Section 5.5 Choice of Law. This Agreement shall be construed in
accordance with and governed by the substantive laws of the State of Texas
applicable to agreements made and to be performed in the State of Texas and the
obligations, rights and remedies of the parties hereto shall be determined in
accordance with such laws.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Purchaser and the Seller have caused their names to
be signed hereto by their respective officers thereunto duly authorized as of
the 30th day of December, 2002.
FIRST HORIZON HOME LOAN
CORPORATION, as Seller
Senior Vice President - Asset Securitization
FIRST HORIZON ASSET SECURITIES INC.,
Senior Vice President - Asset Securitization
Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement
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REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES AS TO THE MORTGAGE LOANS
First Horizon Home Loan Corporation (the "Seller") hereby makes the
representations and warranties set forth in this Schedule B on which First
Horizon Asset Securities Inc. (the "Purchaser") relies in accepting the Mortgage
Loans. Such representations and warranties speak as of the execution and
delivery of the Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement
dated as of February 28, 2003
(the "MLPA"), between First Horizon Home Loan Corporation, as seller, and the
Purchaser and as of the Closing Date, or if so specified herein, as of the
Cut-off Date or date of origination of the Mortgage Loans, but shall survive the
sale, transfer and assignment of the Mortgage Loans to the Purchaser and any
subsequent sale, transfer and assignment by the Purchaser to a third party.
Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined in this Schedule B shall have
the meanings ascribed thereto in the MLPA.
(1) The information set forth on Schedule A to the MLPA, with respect to
each Mortgage Loan is true and correct in all material respects as of
the Closing Date.
(2) Each Mortgage is a valid and enforceable first lien on the Mortgaged
Property subject only to (a) the lien of nondelinquent current real
property taxes and assessments and liens or interests arising under or
as a result of any federal, state or local law, regulation or
ordinance relating to hazardous wastes or hazardous substances and, if
the related Mortgaged Property is a unit in a condominium project or
Planned Unit Development, any lien for common charges permitted by
statute or homeowner association fees, (b) covenants, conditions and
restrictions, rights of way, easements and other matters of public
record as of the date of recording of such Mortgage, such exceptions
appearing of record being generally acceptable to mortgage lending
institutions in the area wherein the related Mortgaged Property is
located or specifically reflected in the appraisal made in connection
with the origination of the related Mortgage Loan, and (c) other
matters to which like properties are commonly subject which do not
materially interfere with the benefits of the security intended to be
provided by such Mortgage.
(3) Immediately prior to the assignment of the Mortgage Loans to the
Purchaser, the Seller had good title to, and was the sole owner of,
each Mortgage Loan free and clear of any pledge, lien, encumbrance or
security interest and had full right and authority, subject to no
interest or participation of, or agreement with, any other party, to
sell and assign the same pursuant to this Agreement.
(4) As of the date of origination of each Mortgage Loan, there was no
delinquent tax or assessment lien against the related Mortgaged
(5) There is no valid offset, defense or counterclaim to any Mortgage Note
or Mortgage, including the obligation of the Mortgagor to pay the
unpaid principal of or interest on such Mortgage Note.
(6) There are no mechanics' liens or claims for work, labor or material
affecting any Mortgaged Property which are or may be a lien prior to,
or equal with, the lien of such Mortgage, except those which are
insured against by the title insurance policy referred to in item (10)
(7) To the best of the Seller's knowledge, no Mortgaged Property has been
materially damaged by water, fire, earthquake, windstorm, flood,
tornado or similar casualty (excluding casualty from the presence of
hazardous wastes or hazardous substances, as to which the Seller makes
no representation) so as to affect adversely the value of the related
Mortgaged Property as security for such Mortgage Loan.
(8) Each Mortgage Loan at origination complied in all material respects
with applicable state and federal laws, including, without limitation,
usury, equal credit opportunity, real estate settlement procedures,
truth-in-lending and disclosure laws or any noncompliance does not
have a material adverse effect on the value of the related Mortgage
(9) No Mortgage Loan is a "High Cost Home Loan" or "Covered Loan" within
the meaning of the Georgia Fair Lending Act.
(10) Except as reflected in a written document contained in the related
Mortgage File, the Seller has not modified the Mortgage in any
material respect; satisfied, cancelled or subordinated such Mortgage
in whole or in part; released the related Mortgaged Property in whole
or in part from the lien of such Mortgage; or executed any instrument
of release, cancellation, modification or satisfaction with respect
(11) A lender's policy of title insurance together with a condominium
endorsement and extended coverage endorsement, if applicable, in an
amount at least equal to the Cut-off Date Principal Balance of each
such Mortgage Loan or a commitment (binder) to issue the same was
effective on the date of the origination of each Mortgage Loan, each
such policy is valid and remains in full force and effect.
(12) To the best of the Seller's knowledge, all of the improvements which
were included for the purpose of determining the appraised value of
the Mortgaged Property lie wholly within the boundaries and building
restriction lines of such property, and no improvements on adjoining
properties encroach upon the Mortgaged Property, unless such failure
to be wholly within such boundaries and restriction lines or such
encroachment, as the case may be, does not have a material effect on
the value of such Mortgaged Property.
(13) To the best of the Seller's knowledge, as of the date of origination
of each Mortgage Loan, no improvement located on or being part of the
Mortgaged Property is in violation of any applicable zoning law or
regulation unless such violation would not have a material adverse
effect on the value of the related Mortgaged Property. To the best of
the Seller's knowledge, all inspections,
licenses and certificates required to be made or issued with respect
to all occupied portions of the Mortgaged Property and, with respect
to the use and occupancy of the same, including but not limited to
certificates of occupancy and fire underwriting certificates, have
been made or obtained from the appropriate authorities, unless the
lack thereof would not have a material adverse effect on the value of
such Mortgaged Property.
(14) The Mortgage Note and the related Mortgage are genuine, and each is
the legal, valid and binding obligation of the maker thereof,
enforceable in accordance with its terms and under applicable law.
(15) The proceeds of the Mortgage Loan have been fully disbursed and there
is no requirement for future advances thereunder.
(16) The related Mortgage contains customary and enforceable provisions
which render the rights and remedies of the holder thereof adequate
for the realization against the Mortgaged Property of the benefits of
the security, including, (i) in the case of a Mortgage designated as a
deed of trust, by trustee's sale, and (ii) otherwise by judicial
(17) With respect to each Mortgage constituting a deed of trust, a trustee,
duly qualified under applicable law to serve as such, has been
properly designated and currently so serves and is named in such
Mortgage, and no fees or expenses are or will become payable by the
holder of the Mortgage to the trustee under the deed of trust, except
in connection with a trustee's sale after default by the Mortgagor.
(18) At the Cut-off Date, the improvements upon each Mortgaged Property are
covered by a valid and existing hazard insurance policy with a
generally acceptable carrier that provides for fire and extended
coverage and coverage for such other hazards as are customarily
required by institutional single family mortgage lenders in the area
where the Mortgaged Property is located, and the Seller has received
no notice that any premiums due and payable thereon have not been
paid; the Mortgage obligates the Mortgagor thereunder to maintain all
such insurance including flood insurance at the Mortgagor's cost and
expense. Anything to the contrary in this item (17) notwithstanding,
no breach of this item (17) shall be deemed to give rise to any
obligation of the Seller to repurchase or substitute for such affected
Mortgage Loan or Loans so long as the Seller maintains a blanket
(19) If at the time of origination of each Mortgage Loan, related the
Mortgaged Property was in an area then identified in the Federal
Register by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as having special
flood hazards, a flood insurance policy in a form meeting the
then-current requirements of the Flood Insurance Administration is in
effect with respect to such Mortgaged Property with a generally
(20) To the best of the Seller's knowledge, there is no proceeding pending
or threatened for the total or partial condemnation of any Mortgaged
Property, nor is such a proceeding currently occurring.
(21) To best of the Seller's knowledge, there is no material event which,
with the passage of time or with notice and the expiration of any
grace or cure period, would constitute a material non-monetary
default, breach, violation or event of acceleration under the Mortgage
or the related Mortgage Note; and the Seller has not waived any
material non-monetary default, breach, violation or event of
(22) Any leasehold estate securing a Mortgage Loan has a stated term at
least as long as the term of the related Mortgage Loan.
(23) Each Mortgage Loan was selected from among the outstanding
adjustable-rate one- to four-family mortgage loans in the Seller's
portfolio at the Closing Date as to which the representations and
warranties made with respect to the Mortgage Loans set forth in this
Schedule B can be made. No such selection was made in a manner
intended to adversely affect the interests of the Certificateholders.
(24) The Mortgage Loans provide for the full amortization of the amount
financed over a series of monthly payments.
(25) At origination, substantially all of the Mortgage Loans in the
Mortgage Pools had stated terms to maturity of 30 years.
(26) Scheduled monthly payments made by the Mortgagors on the Mortgage
Loans either earlier or later than their Due Dates will not affect the
amortization schedule or the relative application of the payments to
principal and interest.
(27) The Mortgage Loans may be prepaid at any time by the related
Mortgagors without penalty.
(28) Substantially all of the Mortgage Loans are jumbo mortgage loans that
have Stated Principal Balances at origination that exceed the then
applicable limitations for purchase by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
(29) Each Mortgage Loan in Pool I was originated on or after August 6,
2002. Each Mortgage Loan in Pool II was originated on or after
September 25, 2002.
(30) The latest stated maturity date of any Mortgage Loan in Pool I is
March 1, 2033, and the earliest stated maturity date of any Mortgage
Loan in Pool I is January 1, 2023. The latest stated maturity date of
any Mortgage Loan in Pool II is February 4, 2018, and the earliest
stated maturity date of any Mortgage Loan in Pool II is January 1,
(31) No Mortgage Loan was delinquent more than 30 days as of the Cut-off
(32) No Mortgage Loan had a Loan-to-Value Ratio at origination of more than
95%. Generally, each Mortgage Loan with a Loan-to-Value Ratio at
origination of greater than 80% is covered by a Primary Insurance
Policy issued by a mortgage insurance company that is acceptable to
Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
(33) Each Mortgage Loan constitutes a "qualified mortgage" within the
meaning of Section 860G(a)(3) of the Code.