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Exhibit 99.9(b) EXECUTION COPY ============================================================================== THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED MORTGAGE LOAN PURCHASE AND WARRANTIES AGREEMENT ---------------- MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE CAPITAL INC., Purchaser MORTGAGEIT, INC., Seller ----------------- Dated as of December 1, 2005 Conventional, Fixed and Adjustable Rate Residential Mortgage Loans ============================================================================== TABLE OF CONTENTS Page ---- SECTION 1. DEFINITIONS....................................................1 SECTION 2. AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE.........................................15 SECTION 3. MORTGAGE SCHEDULES............................................15 SECTION 4. PURCHASE PRICE................................................15 SECTION 5. EXAMINATION OF MORTGAGE FILES.................................16 SECTION 6. CONVEYANCE FROM SELLER TO PURCHASER...........................17 SECTION 7. SERVICING OF THE MORTGAGE LOANS...............................20 SECTION 8. [RESERVED]....................................................20 SECTION 9. REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND COVENANTS OF THE SELLER; REMEDIES FOR BREACH...................................20 SECTION 10. CLOSING.......................................................38 SECTION 11. CLOSING DOCUMENTS.............................................39 SECTION 12. COSTS.........................................................40 SECTION 13. COOPERATION OF SELLER WITH A RECONSTITUTION...................40 SECTION 14. THE SELLER....................................................42 SECTION 15. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS..........................................44 SECTION 16. MANDATORY DELIVERY; GRANT OF SECURITY INTEREST................44 SECTION 17. NOTICES.......................................................45 SECTION 18. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE...........................................46 SECTION 19. COUNTERPARTS..................................................46 SECTION 20. INTENTION OF THE PARTIES......................................46 SECTION 21. SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS; ASSIGNMENT OF PURCHASE AGREEMENT.....................................................46 SECTION 22. WAIVERS.......................................................47 -i- SECTION 23. EXHIBITS......................................................47 SECTION 24. GENERAL INTERPRETIVE PRINCIPLES...............................47 SECTION 25. REPRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS.....................................47 SECTION 26. FURTHER AGREEMENTS............................................48 SECTION 27. RECORDATION OF ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE........................48 SECTION 28. NO SOLICITATION...............................................48 SECTION 29. WAIVER OF TRIAL BY JURY.......................................49 SECTION 30. GOVERNING LAW JURISDICTION; CONSENT TO SERVICE OF PROCESS.......................................................49 SECTION 31. AMENDMENT.....................................................49 SECTION 32. CONFIDENTIALITY...............................................49 SECTION 33. ENTIRE AGREEMENT..............................................50 SECTION 34. COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATION AB.................................50 EXHIBITS EXHIBIT A-1 MORTGAGE LOAN DOCUMENTS EXHIBIT A-2 CONTENTS OF EACH MORTGAGE FILE EXHIBIT B FORM OF INDEMNIFICATION AND CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENT EXHIBIT C FORM OF SELLER'S OFFICER'S CERTIFICATE EXHIBIT D FORM OF OPINION OF COUNSEL TO THE SELLER EXHIBIT E FORM OF SECURITY RELEASE CERTIFICATION EXHIBIT F FORM OF SECURITY RELEASE CERTIFICATION EXHIBIT G UNDERWRITING GUIDELINES EXHIBIT H FORM OF ASSIGNMENT AND CONVEYANCE AGREEMENT -ii- THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED MORTGAGE LOAN PURCHASE ------------------------------------------------- AND WARRANTIES AGREEMENT ------------------------ THIS THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED MORTGAGE LOAN PURCHASE AND WARRANTIES AGREEMENT ("AGREEMENT"), DATED AS OF DECEMBER 1, 2005, BY AND BETWEEN MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE CAPITAL INC., A NEW YORK CORPORATION (THE "PURCHASER"), AND MORTGAGEIT, INC., A NEW YORK CORPORATION (THE "SELLER"). W I T N E S S E T H: - - - - - - - - - - WHEREAS, the Purchaser and the Seller are parties to that certain Mortgage Loan Purchase and Warranties Agreement, dated as of October 1, 2004, as amended by that certain Amended and Restated Mortgage Loan Purchase and Warranties Agreement, dated as of May 1, 2005, as amended by that certain Second Amended and Restated Mortgage Loan Purchase and Warranties Agreement, dated as of December 1, 2005 (the "Original Purchase Agreement") and the Seller desires to sell, from time to time, to the Purchaser, and the Purchaser desires to purchase, from time to time, from the Seller, certain conventional fixed and adjustable rate residential first-lien mortgage loans (the "Mortgage Loans") on a servicing released basis as described herein, and which shall be delivered in pools of whole loans (each, a "Mortgage Loan Package") on various dates as provided herein (each, a "Closing Date"); WHEREAS, the Purchaser and the Seller desire to enter into this Agreement to amend and restate the Original Purchase Agreement to make certain modifications as set forth herein. NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and mutual agreements set forth herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Purchaser and the Seller agree as follows: SECTION 1. Definitions. For purposes of this Agreement the following capitalized terms shall have the respective meanings set forth below. Accepted Servicing Practices: With respect to any Mortgage Loan, those mortgage servicing practices which are in accordance with accepted mortgage servicing practices of prudent mortgage lending institutions which service mortgage loans of the same type as such Mortgage Loan in the jurisdiction where the related Mortgaged Property is located. Act: The National Housing Act, as amended from time to time. Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan: A Mortgage Loan purchased pursuant to this Agreement, the Mortgage Interest Rate of which is adjusted from time to time in accordance with the terms of the related Mortgage Note. Affiliate: With respect to any specified Person, any other Person controlling or controlled by or under common control with such specified Person. For the purposes of this definition, "control" when used with respect to any specified Person means the power to direct the management and policies of such Person, directly or indirectly, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise and the terms "controlling" and "controlled" have meanings correlative to the foregoing. Agency Transfer: A Fannie Mae Transfer or a Freddie Mac Transfer. Agreement: This Third Amended and Restated Mortgage Loan Purchase and Warranties Agreement including all exhibits, schedules, amendments and supplements hereto. ALTA: The American Land Title Association or any successor thereto. Appraised Value: With respect to any Mortgaged Property, the lesser of (i) the value thereof as determined by an appraisal made for the originator of the Mortgage Loan at the time of origination of the Mortgage Loan by a Qualified Appraiser and (ii) the purchase price paid for the related Mortgaged Property by the Mortgagor with the proceeds of the Mortgage Loan; provided, however, that in the case of a Refinanced Mortgage Loan, such value of the Mortgaged Property is based solely upon the value determined by an appraisal made for the originator of such Refinanced Mortgage Loan at the time of origination of such Refinanced Mortgage Loan by a Qualified Appraiser. Assignment and Conveyance Agreement: As defined in Subsection 6.01. Assignment of Mortgage: An individual assignment of the Mortgage, notice of transfer or equivalent instrument in recordable form and in blank, sufficient under the laws of the jurisdiction in which the related Mortgaged Property is located to give record notice of the sale of the Mortgage to the Purchaser. Balloon Mortgage Loan: Any Mortgage Loan (a) that requires only payments of interest until the stated maturity date of the Mortgage Loan or (b) for which Monthly Payments of principal (not including the payment due on its stated maturity date) are based on an amortization schedule that would be insufficient to fully amortize the principal thereof by the stated maturity date of the Mortgage Loan. Business Day: Any day other than (i) a Saturday or Sunday, (ii) a day on which banking and savings and loan institutions, in the State of New York or the State in which the Interim Servicer's servicing operations are located or (iii) the state in which the Custodian's operations are located, are authorized or obligated by law or executive order to be closed. Cash-Out Refinance: A Refinanced Mortgage Loan in which the proceeds received were in excess of the amount of funds required to repay the principal balance of any existing first mortgage on the related Mortgaged Property, pay related closing costs and satisfy any outstanding subordinate mortgages on the related Mortgaged Property and which provided incidental cash to the related Mortgagor of more than 1% of the original principal balance of such Mortgage Loan. -2- Closing Date: The date or dates on which the Purchaser from time to time shall purchase, and the Seller from time to time shall sell, the Mortgage Loans listed on the related Mortgage Loan Schedule with respect to the related Mortgage Loan Package. Closing Documents: The documents required to be delivered on each Closing Date pursuant to Section 11. CLTA: The California Land Title Association. Code: The Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or any successor statute thereto. Commission: The United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Condemnation Proceeds: All awards, compensation and settlements in respect of a taking of all or part of a Mortgaged Property, whether permanent or temporary, partial or entire, by exercise of the power of condemnation or the right of eminent domain, to the extent not required to be released to a Mortgagor in accordance with the terms of the related Mortgage Loan Documents. Co-op: A private, cooperative housing corporation, having only one class of stock outstanding, which owns or leases land and all or part of a building or buildings, including apartments, spaces used for commercial purposes and common areas therein and whose board of directors authorizes the sale of stock and the issuance of a Co-op Lease. Co-op Lease: With respect to a Co-op Loan, the lease with respect to a dwelling unit occupied by the Mortgagor and relating to the stock allocated to the related dwelling unit. Co-op Loan: A Mortgage Loan secured by the pledge of stock allocated to a dwelling unit in a residential cooperative housing corporation and a collateral assignment of the related Co-op Lease. Covered Loan: A Mortgage Loan categorized as Covered pursuant to Appendix E of Standard & Poor's Glossary. Custodial Account: The separate trust account created and maintained pursuant to Subsection 2.04 of the Interim Servicing Agreement (with respect to each Mortgage Loan, as specified therein). Custodial Agreement: The agreement(s) governing the retention of the originals of each Mortgage Note, Mortgage, Assignment of Mortgage and other Mortgage Loan Documents. If more than one Custodial Agreement is in effect at any given time, all of the individual Custodial Agreements shall collectively be referred to as the "Custodial Agreement." Custodian: LaSalle Bank National Association, a national banking association and its successors in interest, or any successor to the Custodian under the Custodial Agreement as therein provided. -3- Cut-off Date: The date or dates designated as such on the related Mortgage Loan Schedule with respect to the related Mortgage Loan Package. Depositor: The depositor, as such term is defined in Regulation AB, with respect to any Securitization Transaction. Deleted Mortgage Loan: A Mortgage Loan that is repurchased or to be repurchased or replaced or to be replaced with a Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan by the Seller in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. Determination Date: The date specified in the Interim Servicing Agreement (with respect to each Mortgage Loan, for an interim period, as specified therein). Due Date: The day of the month on which the Monthly Payment is due on a Mortgage Loan, exclusive of any days of grace. Escrow Payments: With respect to any Mortgage Loan, the amounts constituting ground rents, taxes, assessments, water rates, sewer rents, municipal charges, mortgage insurance premiums, fire and hazard insurance premiums, condominium charges, and any other payments required to be escrowed by the Mortgagor with the Mortgagee pursuant to the Mortgage or any other document. Exchange Act: The Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Fannie Mae: The Federal National Mortgage Association, or any successor thereto. Fannie Mae Guides: The Fannie Mae Sellers' Guide and the Fannie Mae Servicers' Guide, as amended or restated from time to time. Fannie Mae Transfer: As defined in Section 13. FHA: The Federal Housing Administration, an agency within the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, or any successor thereto and including the Federal Housing Commissioner and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development where appropriate under the FHA Regulations. FIRREA: The Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, as amended and in effect from time to time. Fixed Rate Mortgage Loan: A fixed rate mortgage loan purchased pursuant to this Agreement. Freddie Mac: The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, or any successor thereto. Freddie Mac Transfer: As defined in Section 13. -4- Gross Margin: With respect to each Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan, the fixed percentage amount set forth in the related Mortgage Note which amount is added to the Index in accordance with the terms of the related Mortgage Note to determine on each Interest Rate Adjustment Date the Mortgage Interest Rate for such Mortgage Loan. High Cost Loan: A Mortgage Loan (a) covered by the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act of 1994, (b) classified as a "high cost home," "threshold," "covered," (excluding New Jersey "Covered Home Loans" as that term was defined in clause (1) of the definition of that term in the New Jersey Home Ownership Security Act of 2002 that were originated between November 26, 2003 and July 7, 2004), "high risk home," "predatory" or similar loan under any other applicable state, federal or local law (or a similarly classified loan using different terminology under a law imposing heightened regulatory scrutiny or additional legal liability for residential mortgage loans having high interest rates, points and/or fees) or (c) a Mortgage Loan categorized as High Cost pursuant to Appendix E of Standard & Poor's Glossary. For avoidance of doubt, the parties agree that this definition shall apply to any law regardless of whether such law is presently, or in the future becomes, the subject of judicial review or litigation. Home Loan: A Mortgage Loan categorized as a Home Loan pursuant to Appendix E of Standard & Poor's Glossary. HUD: The Department of Housing and Urban Development, or any federal agency or official thereof which may from time to time succeed to the functions thereof with regard to Mortgage Insurance issued by the FHA. The term "HUD," for purposes of this Agreement, is also deemed to include subdivisions thereof such as the FHA and Government National Mortgage Association. Index: The index indicated in the related Mortgage Note for each Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan. Insurance Proceeds: With respect to each Mortgage Loan, proceeds of insurance policies insuring the Mortgage Loan or the related Mortgaged Property. Interest Rate Adjustment Date: With respect to each Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan, the date, specified in the related Mortgage Note and the related Mortgage Loan Schedule, on which the Mortgage Interest Rate is adjusted. Interim Funder: With respect to each MERS Designated Mortgage Loan, the Person named on the MERS System as the interim funder pursuant to the MERS Procedures Manual. Interim Servicer: The servicer under the Interim Servicing Agreement, or its successor in interest, or any successor to the Interim Servicer under the Interim Servicing Agreement, as therein provided. Interim Servicing Agreement: The agreement to be entered into by the Purchaser and the Interim Servicer, providing for the Interim Servicer to service the Mortgage Loans as specified by the Interim Servicing Agreement. -5- Investor: With respect to each MERS Designated Mortgage Loan, the Person named on the MERS System as the investor pursuant to the MERS Procedures Manual. Lifetime Rate Cap: The provision of each Mortgage Note related to an Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan which provides for an absolute maximum Mortgage Interest Rate thereunder. The Mortgage Interest Rate during the terms of each Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan shall not at any time exceed the Mortgage Interest Rate at the time of origination of such Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan by more than the amount per annum set forth on the related Mortgage Loan Schedule. Liquidation Proceeds: The proceeds received in connection with the liquidation of a defaulted Mortgage Loan, whether through the sale or assignment of such Mortgage Loan, trustee's sale, foreclosure sale or otherwise or the sale of the related Mortgaged Property if the Mortgaged Property is acquired in satisfaction of the Mortgage Loan, other than amounts received following the acquisition of REO Property, Insurance Proceeds and Condemnation Proceeds. Loan-to-Value Ratio: With respect to any Mortgage Loan, as of any date of determination, the ratio (expressed as a percentage) the numerator of which is the outstanding principal balance of the Mortgage Loan as of the related Cut-off Date (unless otherwise indicated), and the denominator of which is the lesser of (a) the Appraised Value of the Mortgaged Property at origination and (b) if the Mortgage Loan was made to finance the acquisition of the related Mortgaged Property, the purchase price of the Mortgaged Property. LTV: Loan-to-Value Ratio. Manufactured Home: A single family residential unit that is constructed in a factory in sections in accordance with the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards adopted on June 15, 1976, by the Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD Code"), as amended in 2000, which preempts state and local building codes. Each unit is identified by the presence of a HUD Plate/Compliance Certificate label. The sections are then transported to the site and joined together and affixed to a pre-built permanent foundation (which satisfies the manufacturer's requirements and all state, county, and local building codes and regulations). The manufactured home is built on a non-removable, permanent frame chassis that supports the complete unit of walls, floors, and roof. The underneath part of the home may have running gear (wheels, axles, and brakes) that enable it to be transported to the permanent site. The wheels and hitch are removed prior to anchoring the unit to the permanent foundation. The manufactured home must be classified as real estate and taxed accordingly. The permanent foundation may be on land owned by the mortgager or may be on leased land. MERS: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and its successors in interest. MERS Designated Mortgage Loan: Mortgage Loans for which (a) the Seller has designated or will designate MERS as, and has taken or will take such action as is necessary to cause MERS to be, the mortgagee of record, as nominee for the Seller, in accordance with -6- MERS Procedures Manual and (b) the Seller has designated or will designate the Purchaser as the Investor on the MERS(R) System. MERS Procedures Manual: The MERS Procedures Manual, as it may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time. MERS Report: The report from the MERS System listing MERS Designated Mortgage Loans and other information. MERS(R) System: MERS mortgage electronic registry system, as more particularly described in the MERS Procedures Manual. Monthly Payment: With respect to any Mortgage Loan, the scheduled payment of principal and interest payable by a Mortgagor under the related Mortgage Note on each Due Date. Mortgage: With respect to a Mortgage Loan that is not a Co-op Loan, the mortgage, deed of trust or other instrument securing a Mortgage Note, which creates a first lien on the Mortgaged Property. With respect to a Co-op Loan, the Security Agreement. Mortgage File: With respect to any Mortgage Loan, the Mortgage Loan Documents and the items listed in Exhibit A-2 hereto and any additional documents required to be added to the Mortgage File pursuant to this Agreement. Mortgage Interest Rate: With respect to each Mortgage Loan, the annual rate at which interest accrues on such Mortgage Loan from time to time in accordance with the provisions of the related Mortgage Note. Mortgage Interest Rate Cap: With respect to an Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan, the limit on each Mortgage Interest Rate adjustment as set forth in the related Mortgage Note. Mortgage Loan: Each mortgage loan sold, assigned and transferred pursuant to this Agreement and identified on the applicable Mortgage Loan Schedule, which Mortgage Loan includes, without limitation, the Mortgage File, the Monthly Payments, Principal Prepayments, Liquidation Proceeds, Condemnation Proceeds, Insurance Proceeds, Servicing Rights and all other rights, benefits, proceeds and obligations arising from or in connection with such Mortgage Loan, excluding replaced or repurchased mortgage loans. Mortgage Loan Documents: With respect to any Mortgage Loan, the documents required to be delivered to the Custodian pursuant to Subsection 6.03. Mortgage Loan Package: Each pool of Mortgage Loans, which shall be purchased by the Purchaser from the Seller from time to time on each Closing Date. Mortgage Loan Schedule: The schedule of Mortgage Loans setting forth the following information with respect to each Mortgage Loan in the related Mortgage Loan Package: (1) the Seller's Mortgage Loan identifying number; (2) the Mortgagor's name; (3) the social security number of the Mortgagor; (4) a code indicating whether the Mortgagor's race -7- and/or ethnicity is (i) native American or Alaskan native, (ii) Asian/Pacific islander, (iii) African American, (iv) white, (v) Hispanic or Latino, (vi) other minority, (vii) not provided by the Mortgagor, (viii) not applicable (if the Mortgagor is an entity) and (ix) unknown or missing; (5) the street address of the Mortgaged Property including the city, state and zip code; (6) a code indicating whether the Mortgagor is self-employed; (7) a code indicating whether the Mortgaged Property is owner-occupied, investment property or a second home; (8) a code indicating the number and type of residential units constituting the Mortgaged Property (e.g., single family residence, two-family residence, three-family residence, four-family residence, multifamily residence, condominium, manufactured housing, mixed-use property, raw land and other non residential properties, planned unit development or cooperative stock in a cooperative housing corporation); (9) the original months to maturity or the remaining months to maturity from the related Cut-off Date, in any case based on the original amortization schedule and, if different, the maturity expressed in the same manner but based on the actual amortization schedule; (10) the Loan-to-Value Ratio at origination; (11) the Mortgage Interest Rate as of the related Cut-off Date; (12) the date on which the first Monthly Payment was due on the Mortgage Loan and, if such date is not consistent with the Due Date currently in effect, the Due Date; (13) the stated maturity date; (14) the amount of the Monthly Payment as of the related Cut-off Date; (15) whether the Mortgage Loan has Monthly Payments that are interest-only for a period of time; (16) the last payment date on which a payment was actually applied to the outstanding principal balance; (17) the schedule of the payment delinquencies in the prior 12 months; (18) the Servicing Fee Rate; (19) the original principal amount of the Mortgage Loan; (20) the principal balance of the Mortgage Loan as of the close of business on the related Cut-off Date, after deduction of payments of principal due and collected on or before the related Cut-off Date; (21) with respect to each Mortgage Loan with a second lien behind it, the combined principal balance of the Mortgage Loan and the applicable second lien loan, at origination, (22) a code indicating whether there is a simultaneous second; (23) with respect to Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loans, the Interest Rate Adjustment Date; (24) with respect to Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loans, the Gross Margin; (25) with respect to Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loans, the Lifetime Rate Cap under the terms of the Mortgage Note; (26) with respect to Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loans, a code indicating the type of Index, including the methodology for rounding (e.g., rounded upward, if necessary, to the nearest ten thousandth (.0001)) and the applicable time frame for determining the Index; (27) the type of Mortgage Loan (i.e., Fixed Rate, Adjustable Rate); (28) a code indicating the purpose of the loan (i.e., purchase, Rate/Term Refinance or Cash-Out Refinance); (29) a code indicating the documentation style (i.e., no documents, full, alternative, reduced, no income/no asset, stated income, no ration, reduced or NIV); (30) asset verification (Y/N); (31) the loan credit classification (as described in the Underwriting Guidelines); (32) whether such Mortgage Loan provides for a Prepayment Penalty; (33) the Prepayment Penalty period of such Mortgage Loan, if applicable; (34) a description of the Prepayment Penalty, if applicable; (35) the Mortgage Interest Rate as of origination; (36) the credit risk score (FICO score); (37) the date of origination; (38) with respect to Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loans, the Mortgage Interest Rate adjustment period; (39) with respect to Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loans, the Mortgage Interest Rate adjustment percentage; (40) with respect to Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loans, the Mortgage Interest Rate floor; (41) the Mortgage Interest Rate calculation method (i.e., 30/360, simple interest, other); (42) with respect to Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loans, the Periodic Rate Cap as of the first Interest Rate Adjustment Date; (43) with respect to each Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan, a code indicating whether the -8- Mortgage Loan provides for negative amortization; (44) a code indicating whether the Mortgage Loan has negative amortization and the maximum of such negative amortization; (45) a code indicating whether the Mortgage Loan is a Balloon Mortgage Loan; (46) a code indicating whether the Mortgage Loan by its original terms or any modifications thereof provides for amortization beyond its scheduled maturity date; (47) the original Monthly Payment due; (48) the Appraised Value; (49) appraisal type; (50) appraisal date; (51) a code indicating whether the Mortgage Loan is covered by a PMI Policy and, if so, identifying the PMI Policy provider; (54) the certificate number of the PMI Policy, if applicable; (52) the amount of coverage of the PMI Policy, if applicable; (53) in connection with a condominium unit, a code indicating whether the condominium project where such unit is located is low-rise or high-rise; (54) a code indicating whether the Mortgaged Property is a leasehold estate; (55) with respect to the related Mortgagor, the debt-to-income ratio; (56) sales price; (57) automated valuation model (AVM); (58) a code indicating whether the Mortgage Loan is a MERS Designated Mortgage Loan and the MERS Identification Number, if applicable; (59) a field indicating whether such Mortgage Loan is a Home Loan; and (60) the DU or LP number, if applicable. With respect to the Mortgage Loans in the aggregate, the related Mortgage Loan Schedule shall set forth the following information, as of the related Cut-off Date: (1) the number of Mortgage Loans; (2) the current aggregate outstanding principal balance of the Mortgage Loans; (3) the weighted average Mortgage Interest Rate of the Mortgage Loans; (4) the weighted average maturity of the Mortgage Loans; (5) the average principal balance of the Mortgage Loans; (6) the applicable Cut-off Date; and (7) the applicable Closing Date. Mortgage Note: The original executed note or other evidence of the Mortgage Loan indebtedness of a Mortgagor, including any riders or addenda thereto. Mortgaged Property: With respect to a Mortgage Loan that is not a Co-op Loan, the Mortgagor's real property securing repayment of a related Mortgage Note, consisting of an unsubordinated estate in fee simple or, with respect to real property located in jurisdictions in which the use of leasehold estates for residential properties is a widely-accepted practice, a leasehold estate, in a single parcel or multiple parcels of real property improved by a Residential Dwelling. With respect to a Co-op Loan, the stock allocated to a dwelling unit in the residential cooperative housing corporation that was pledged to secure such Co-op Loan and the related Co-op Lease. Mortgagee: The mortgagee or beneficiary named in the Mortgage and the successors and assigns of such mortgagee or beneficiary. Mortgagor: The obligor on a Mortgage Note, who is an owner of the Mortgaged Property and the grantor or mortgagor named in the Mortgage and such grantor's or mortgagor's successors in title to the Mortgaged Property. Nonrecoverable Advance: Any advance previously made or proposed to be made in respect of a Mortgage Loan which, in the good faith judgment of the Interim Servicer, will not or, in the case of a proposed advance, would not, be ultimately recoverable from related Insurance Proceeds, Liquidation Proceeds or otherwise. The determination by the Interim Servicer that it has made a Nonrecoverable Advance or that any proposed advance of principal -9- and interest, if made, would constitute a Nonrecoverable Advance, shall be evidenced by an Officers' Certificate delivered to the Purchaser. Officer's Certificate: A certificate signed by the Chairman of the Board or the Vice Chairman of the Board or a President or a Chief Executive Officer or a Chief Financial Officer or an Executive Vice President and by the Treasurer or the Secretary or one of the Assistant Treasurers or Assistant Secretaries of the Seller, and delivered to the Purchaser as required by this Agreement. Opinion of Counsel: A written opinion of counsel, who may be counsel for the Seller, reasonably acceptable to the Purchaser, provided that any Opinion of Counsel relating to (a) the qualification of any account required to be maintained pursuant to the Interim Servicing Agreement as an Eligible Account, (b) qualification of the Mortgage Loans in a REMIC or (c) compliance with the REMIC Provisions, must be (unless otherwise stated in such Opinion of Counsel) an opinion of counsel who (i) is in fact independent of the Seller and any servicer of the Mortgage Loans, (ii) does not have any material direct or indirect financial interest in the Seller or any servicer of the Mortgage Loans or in an Affiliate of either and (iii) is not connected with the Seller or any servicer of the Mortgage Loans as an officer, employee, director or person performing similar functions. Periodic Rate Cap: With respect to each Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan, the provision of each Mortgage Note which provides for an absolute maximum amount by which the Mortgage Interest Rate therein may increase or decrease on an Interest Rate Adjustment Date above or below the Mortgage Interest Rate previously in effect. The Periodic Rate Cap for each Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan is the rate set forth as such on the related Mortgage Loan Schedule. Periodic Rate Floor: With respect to each Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan, the provision of each Mortgage Note which provides for an absolute maximum amount by which the Mortgage Interest Rate therein may decrease on an Interest Rate Adjustment Date below the Mortgage Interest Rate previously in effect. Person: Any individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, association, joint-stock company, trust, unincorporated organization, government or any agency or political subdivision thereof. PMI Policy: A policy of primary mortgage guaranty insurance issued by an insurer acceptable under the Underwriting Guidelines and qualified to do business in the jurisdiction where the Mortgaged Property is located. Preliminary Mortgage Schedule: As defined in Section 3. Prepayment Penalty: With respect to each Mortgage Loan, the amount of any premium or penalty required to be paid by the Mortgagor if the Mortgagor prepays such Mortgage Loan as provided in the related Mortgage Note or Mortgage. -10- Principal Prepayment: Any payment or other recovery of principal on a Mortgage Loan which is received in advance of its scheduled Due Date, including any Prepayment Penalty thereon, and which is not accompanied by an amount of interest representing scheduled interest due on any date or dates in any month or months subsequent to the month of prepayment. Purchase Price: The price paid on the related Closing Date by the Purchaser to the Seller in exchange for the Mortgage Loans purchased on such Closing Date as calculated in Section 4 of this Agreement. Purchase Price and Terms Agreement: Each agreement setting forth the general terms and conditions of the purchase and sale of the Mortgage Loans to be purchased from time to time under this Agreement. Purchase Price Percentage: The percentage of par (expressed as a decimal) set forth in the related Purchase Price and Terms Agreement. Purchaser: Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Inc., a New York corporation, and its successors in interest and assigns, or any successor to the Purchaser under this Agreement as herein provided. Qualified Appraiser: An appraiser, duly appointed by the Seller, who had no interest, direct or indirect, in the Mortgaged Property or in any loan made on the security thereof, and whose compensation was not affected by the approval or disapproval of the Mortgage Loan, and such appraiser and the appraisal made by such appraiser both satisfied the requirements of Title XI of FIRREA and the regulations promulgated thereunder, all as in effect on the date the Mortgage Loan was originated. Qualified Correspondent: Any Person from which the Seller purchased Mortgage Loans, provided that the following conditions are satisfied: (i) such Mortgage Loans were originated pursuant to an agreement between the Seller and such Person that contemplated that such Person would underwrite mortgage loans from time to time, for sale to the Seller, in accordance with underwriting guidelines designated by the Seller ("Designated Guidelines") or guidelines that do not vary materially from such Designated Guidelines; (ii) such Mortgage Loans were in fact underwritten as described in clause (i) above and were acquired by the Seller within 180 days after origination; (iii) either (x) the Designated Guidelines were, at the time such Mortgage Loans were originated, used by the Seller in origination of mortgage loans of the same type as the Mortgage Loans for the Seller's own account or (y) the Designated Guidelines were, at the time such Mortgage Loans were underwritten, designated by the Seller on a consistent basis for use by lenders in originating mortgage loans to be purchased by the Seller; and (iv) the Seller employed, at the time such Mortgage Loans were acquired by the Seller, pre-purchase or post-purchase quality assurance procedures (which may involve, among other things, review of a sample of mortgage loans purchased during a particular time period or through particular channels) designed to ensure that Persons from which it purchased mortgage loans properly applied the underwriting criteria designated by the Seller. Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan: A mortgage loan eligible to be substituted by the Seller for a Deleted Mortgage Loan which must, on the date of such substitution, be -11- approved by the Purchaser and (i) have an unpaid principal balance, after deduction of all scheduled payments due in the month of substitution (or in the case of a substitution of more than one mortgage loan for a Deleted Mortgage Loan, an aggregate principal balance), not in excess of the unpaid principal balance of the Deleted Mortgage Loan (the amount of any shortfall will be deposited in the Custodial Account by the Seller in the month of substitution); (ii) have a Mortgage Interest Rate not less than and not more than one percent (1%) greater than the Mortgage Interest Rate of the Deleted Mortgage Loan; (iii) have a remaining term to maturity not greater than and not more than one (1) year less than that of the Deleted Mortgage Loan; (iv) be of the same type as the Deleted Mortgage Loan (i.e., fixed rate or adjustable rate with same Mortgage Interest Rate Cap and Index); (v) comply as of the date of substitution with each representation and warranty set forth in Section 9 of this Agreement; (vi) be current in the payment of principal and interest; (vii) be secured by a Mortgaged Property of the same type and occupancy status as secured the Deleted Mortgage Loan; and (viii) have payment terms that do not vary in any material respect from those of the Deleted Mortgage Loan. Rate/Term Refinance: A Refinanced Mortgage Loan, in which the proceeds received were not in excess of the amount of funds required to repay the principal balance of any existing first mortgage loan on the related Mortgaged Property, pay related closing costs and satisfy any outstanding subordinate mortgages on the related Mortgaged Property and did not provide incidental cash to the related Mortgagor of more than one percent (1%) of the original principal balance of such Mortgage Loan. Reconstitution: Any Securitization Transaction or a Whole loan Transfer. Reconstitution Agreements: The agreement or agreements entered into by the Seller and the Purchaser and/or certain third parties on the Reconstitution Date or Dates with respect to any or all of the Mortgage Loans sold hereunder, in connection with a Whole Loan Transfer, Agency Transfer or a Securitization Transaction pursuant to Section 13, including, but not limited to, a seller's warranties and servicing agreement with respect to a Whole Loan Transfer, and a pooling and servicing agreement and/or seller/servicer agreements and related custodial/trust agreement and documents with respect to a Securitization Transaction. Reconstitution Date: As defined in Section 13. Refinanced Mortgage Loan: A Mortgage Loan the proceeds of which were not used to purchase the related Mortgaged Property. Regulation AB: Subpart 229.1100 - Asset Backed Securities (Regulation AB), 17 C.F.R. ss.ss.229.1100-229.1123, as such may be amended from time to time, and subject to such clarification and interpretation as have been provided by the Commission in the adopting release (Asset-Backed Securities, Securities Act Release No. 33-8518, 70 Fed. Reg. 1,506, 1,531 (Jan. 7, 2005)) or by the staff of the Commission, or as may be provided by the Commission or its staff from time to time. REMIC: A "real estate mortgage investment conduit" within the meaning of Section 860D of the Code. -12- REMIC Provisions: Provisions of the federal income tax law relating to a REMIC, which appear at Section 860A through 860G of Subchapter M of Chapter 1, Subtitle A of the Code, and related provisions and regulations, rulings or pronouncements promulgated thereunder, as the foregoing may be in effect from time to time. Remittance Date: The date specified in the Interim Servicing Agreement (with respect to each Mortgage Loan, as specified therein). REO Property: A Mortgaged Property acquired by the Interim Servicer through foreclosure or deed in lieu of foreclosure. Repurchase Price: With respect to any Mortgage Loan, a price equal to the unpaid principal balance of the Mortgage Loan to be repurchased, plus accrued interest thereon at the Mortgage Interest Rate and including the last Due Date through which interest had last been paid through the date of such repurchase, plus the amount of any outstanding advances owed to any servicer, plus all costs and expenses incurred by the Purchaser or any servicer arising out of or based upon such breach, including without limitation costs and expenses incurred in the enforcement of the Seller's repurchase obligation hereunder. Residential Dwelling: Any one of the following: (i) a detached one-family dwelling, (ii) a detached two- to four-family dwelling, (iii) a one-family dwelling unit in a condominium project or (iv) a one-family dwelling in a planned unit development, none of which is a co-operative, mobile or Manufactured Home. RESPA: The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, as amended from time to time. Securities Act: The Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Securitization Transaction: Any transaction involving either (1) a sale or other transfer of some or all of the Mortgage Loans directly or indirectly to an issuing entity in connection with an issuance of publicly offered or privately placed, rated or unrated mortgage-backed securities or (2) an issuance of publicly offered or privately placed, rated or unrated securities, the payments on which are determined primarily by reference to one or more portfolios of residential mortgage loans consisting, in whole or in part, of some or all of the Mortgage Loans. Security Agreement: The agreement creating a security interest in the stock allocated to a dwelling unit in the residential cooperative housing corporation that was pledged to secure such Co-op Loan and the related Co-op Lease. Seller: As defined in the initial paragraph of the Agreement, together with its successors in interest. Seller Information: As defined in Subsection 34.04(a). Servicing Fee: With respect to each Mortgage Loan subject to the Interim Servicing Agreement, a fee payable monthly equal to one-twelfth of the product of (a) the -13- Servicing Fee Rate and (b) the outstanding principal balance of such Mortgage Loan. Such fee shall be payable monthly and shall be pro-rated for any portion of a month during which the Mortgage Loan is serviced by the Interim Servicer under the Interim Servicing Agreement. The obligation of the Purchaser to pay the Servicing Fee is limited to, and the Servicing Fee is payable solely from, the interest portion (including recoveries with respect to interest from Liquidation Proceeds, to the extent permitted by this Agreement) of such Monthly Payment collected by the Interim Servicer, or as otherwise provided under this Agreement. Servicing Fee Rate: An amount per annum as set forth in the Interim Servicing Agreement. Servicing File: With respect to each Mortgage Loan, the file retained by the Interim Servicer consisting of originals of all documents in the Mortgage File which are not delivered to the Purchaser or the Custodian and copies of the Mortgage Loan Documents set forth in Section 2 of the Custodial Agreement. Servicing Rights: Any and all of the following: (a) any and all rights to service the Mortgage Loans; (b) any payments to or monies received by the Seller for servicing the Mortgage Loans; (c) any late fees, penalties or similar payments with respect to the Mortgage Loans; (d) all agreements or documents creating, defining or evidencing any such servicing rights to the extent they relate to such servicing rights and all rights of the Seller thereunder; (e) Escrow Payments or other similar payments with respect to the Mortgage Loans and any amounts actually collected by the Seller with respect thereto; (f) all accounts and other rights to payment related to any of the property described in this paragraph; and (g) any and all documents, files, records, servicing files, servicing documents, servicing records, data tapes, computer records, or other information pertaining to the Mortgage Loans or pertaining to the past, present or prospective servicing of the Mortgage Loans. Sponsor: The sponsor, as such term is defined in Regulation AB, with respect to any Securitization Transaction. Standard & Poor's: Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc., and any successor thereto. Standard & Poor's Glossary: The Standard & Poor's LEVELS(R) Glossary, as may be in effect from time to time. Stated Principal Balance: As to each Mortgage Loan on any date of determination, (i) the principal balance of such Mortgage Loan at the related Cut-off Date after giving effect to payments of principal due on or before such date, to the extent actually received, minus (ii) all amounts previously distributed to the Purchaser with respect to the related Mortgage Loan representing payments or recoveries of principal on such Mortgage Loan. Static Pool Information: Static pool information as described in Item 1105(a)(1)-(3) and 1105(c) of Regulation AB. -14- Successor Servicer: Any servicer of one or more Mortgage Loans designated by the Purchaser as being entitled to the benefits of the indemnifications set forth in Subsections 9.03 and 14.01. Third-Party Originator: Each Person, other than a Qualified Correspondent, that originated Mortgage Loans acquired by the Seller. Transfer Date: In the event the Interim Servicer is terminated as servicer of a Mortgage Loan pursuant to the Interim Servicing Agreement, the date on which the Purchaser, or its designee, shall receive the transfer of servicing responsibilities and begin to perform the servicing of such Mortgage Loans, and the Interim Servicer shall cease all servicing responsibilities. Underwriting Guidelines: The underwriting guidelines of the Seller, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit G and a then-current copy of which is attached as an exhibit to the related Assignment and Conveyance. Whole Loan Transfer: Any sale or transfer of some or all of the Mortgage Loans, other than a Securitization Transaction. SECTION 2. Agreement to Purchase. The Seller agrees to sell from time to time, and the Purchaser agrees to purchase from time to time, Mortgage Loans having an aggregate actual unpaid principal balance on the related Cut-off Date in an amount as set forth in the related Purchase Price and Terms Agreement, or in such other amount as agreed by the Purchaser and the Seller as evidenced by the actual aggregate unpaid principal balance of the Mortgage Loans accepted by the Purchaser on each Closing Date, together with the related Mortgage Files and all rights and obligations arising under the documents contained therein. SECTION 3. Mortgage Schedules. The Seller from time to time shall provide the Purchaser with certain information constituting a preliminary listing of the Mortgage Loans to be purchased on each Closing Date in accordance with the related Purchase Price and Terms Agreement and this Agreement (each, a "Preliminary Mortgage Schedule"). The Seller shall deliver the related Mortgage Loan Schedule for the Mortgage Loans to be purchased on a particular Closing Date to the Purchaser at least five (5) Business Days prior to the related Closing Date. The related Mortgage Loan Schedule shall be the related Preliminary Mortgage Schedule with those Mortgage Loans which have not been funded prior to the related Closing Date deleted. SECTION 4. Purchase Price. The Purchase Price for each Mortgage Loan and the related Servicing Rights shall be the percentage of par as stated in the related Purchase Price and Terms Agreement (subject to adjustment as provided therein), multiplied by the aggregate actual unpaid principal balance, as -15- of the related Cut-off Date, of the Mortgage Loans listed on the related Mortgage Loan Schedule, after application of scheduled payments of principal due on or before the related Cut-off Date, but only to the extent such payments were actually received. The initial principal amount of the related Mortgage Loans shall be the aggregate actual unpaid principal balance of the Mortgage Loans, so computed as of the related Cut-off Date. If so provided in the related Purchase Price and Terms Agreement, portions of the Mortgage Loans and/or the Servicing Rights shall be priced and paid for separately. In addition to the Purchase Price as described above, the Purchaser shall pay to the Seller, at closing, accrued interest from the last "interest paid to" date through the day immediately preceding the related Closing Date, inclusive, on the aggregate actual unpaid principal amount of the related Mortgage Loans as of the related Cut-off Date at the weighted average Mortgage Interest Rate of those Mortgage Loans. The Purchase Price plus accrued interest as set forth in the preceding paragraph shall be paid to the Seller by wire transfer of immediately available funds to an account designated by the Seller in writing. The Purchaser shall be entitled to (1) all scheduled principal due after the related Cut-off Date, (2) all other recoveries of principal collected on or after the related Cut-off Date, and (3) all payments of interest on the Mortgage Loans net of applicable Servicing Fees (minus that portion of any such payment which is allocable to the period prior to the related Cut-off Date). The outstanding principal balance of each Mortgage Loan as of the related Cut-off Date is determined after application of payments of principal due on or before the related Cut-off Date, to the extent actually collected, together with any unscheduled principal prepayments collected prior to such Cut-off Date; provided, however, that payments of scheduled principal and interest paid prior to such Cut-off date, but to be applied on a Due Date beyond the related Cut-off Date shall not be applied to the principal balance as of the related Cut-off Date. Such prepaid amounts shall be the property of the Purchaser. The Seller shall deposit any such prepaid amounts into the Custodial Account, which account is established for the benefit of the Purchaser for subsequent remittance by the Seller to the Purchaser. SECTION 5. Examination of Mortgage Files. At least ten (10) Business Days prior to the related Closing Date, the Seller shall either (a) deliver to the Purchaser or its designee in escrow, for examination with respect to each Mortgage Loan to be purchased, the related Mortgage File, including a copy of the Assignment of Mortgage, pertaining to each Mortgage Loan, or (b) make the related Mortgage File available to the Purchaser for examination at such other location as shall otherwise be acceptable to the Purchaser. Such examination of the Mortgage Files may be made by the Purchaser or its designee at any reasonable time before or after the related Closing Date. If the Purchaser makes such examination prior to the related Closing Date and determines, in its sole discretion, that any Mortgage Loans do not conform to any of the requirements set forth in the related Purchase Price and Terms Agreement, or as an Exhibit annexed thereto, the Purchaser may delete such Mortgage Loans from the related Mortgage Loan Schedule, and such Deleted Mortgage Loan (or Loans) may be replaced by a Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan (or Loans) acceptable to the Purchaser. The Purchaser may, at its option and without notice to the Seller, purchase some or all of the Mortgage Loans without conducting any partial or complete examination. The fact that the Purchaser or its designee has conducted or has failed to conduct any partial or complete -16- examination of the Mortgage Files shall not impair in any way the Purchaser's (or any of its successor's) rights to demand repurchase, substitution or other relief as provided in this Agreement. In the event that the Seller fails to deliver the Mortgage File with respect to any Mortgage Loan, the Seller shall, upon the request of the Purchaser, repurchase such Mortgage Loan as the price and in the manner specified in Subsection 9.03. SECTION 6. Conveyance from Seller to Purchaser. Subsection 6.01 Conveyance of Mortgage Loans. The Seller, simultaneously with the delivery of the Mortgage Loan Schedule with respect to the related Mortgage Loan Package to be purchased on each Closing Date, shall execute and deliver an Assignment and Conveyance Agreement in the form attached hereto as Exhibit H (the "Assignment and Conveyance Agreement"). The Seller shall ensure that the contents of each Servicing File, which are required to be retained by or delivered to the Interim Servicer to service the Mortgage Loans pursuant to the Interim Servicing Agreement and thus not delivered to the Purchaser, or its designee, are and shall be held in trust by the Interim Servicer for the benefit of the Purchaser as the owner thereof. The Seller agrees that the Interim Servicer's possession of any portion of each such Mortgage File is at the will of the Purchaser for the sole purpose of facilitating servicing of the Mortgage Loans pursuant to this Agreement, and such retention and possession by the Interim Servicer shall be in a custodial capacity only. The ownership of each Mortgage Note, each Mortgage and the contents of each Mortgage File is vested in the Purchaser and the ownership of all records and documents with respect to the related Mortgage Loan prepared by or which come into the possession of the Interim Servicer shall immediately vest in the Purchaser and shall be retained and maintained, in trust, by the Interim Servicer at the will of the Purchaser in such custodial capacity only. The Seller shall cause the Servicing File retained by the Interim Servicer pursuant to this Agreement to be appropriately identified in the Seller's computer system and/or books and records, as appropriate, to clearly reflect the sale of the related Mortgage Loan to the Purchaser. The Seller shall cause the Interim Servicer to release from its custody the contents of any Servicing File retained by it only in accordance with this Agreement or the Interim Servicing Agreement, except when such release is required in connection with a repurchase of any such Mortgage Loan pursuant to Subsection 9.03 or if required under applicable law or court order. Subsection 6.02 Books and Records. Record title to each Mortgage and the related Mortgage Note as of the related Closing Date shall be in the name of the Seller, an Affiliate of the Seller, the Purchaser or one or more designees of the Purchaser, as the Purchaser shall select; provided, however, that if a Mortgage has been recorded in the name of MERS or its designee, the Seller is shown as the owner of the related Mortgage Loan on the records of MERS for purposes of the system of recording transfers of beneficial ownership of mortgages maintained by MERS. Notwithstanding the foregoing, ownership of each Mortgage and related Mortgage Note shall be vested solely in the Purchaser or the appropriate designee of the Purchaser, as the case may be. All rights arising out of the Mortgage Loans including, but not limited to, all funds received by the Seller or the Interim Servicer after the related Cut-off Date on or in connection with a Mortgage Loan shall be vested in the Purchaser or one or more designees of the Purchaser; -17- provided, however, that all funds received on or in connection with a Mortgage Loan shall be received and held by the Seller or the Interim Servicer in trust for the benefit of the Purchaser or the appropriate designee of the Purchaser, as the case may be, as the owner of the Mortgage Loans pursuant to the terms of this Agreement. The Seller shall be or shall cause the Interim Servicer to be responsible for maintaining, and shall maintain, a complete set of books and records for each Mortgage Loan which shall be marked clearly to reflect the ownership of each Mortgage Loan by the Purchaser. In particular, the Seller shall or shall cause the Interim Servicer to maintain in its possession, available for inspection by the Purchaser, and shall deliver to the Purchaser upon demand, evidence of compliance with all federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations, and requirements of Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, including but not limited to documentation as to the method used in determining the applicability of the provisions of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, to the Mortgaged Property, documentation evidencing insurance coverage and periodic inspection reports, as required by the Fannie Mae Guides. To the extent that original documents are not required for purposes of realization of Liquidation Proceeds or Insurance Proceeds, documents maintained by the Seller or the Interim Servicer may be in the form of microfilm or microfiche so long as the Seller or the Interim Servicer complies with the requirements of the Fannie Mae Guides. It is the express intention of the parties that the transactions contemplated by this Agreement be, and be construed as, a sale of the related Mortgage Loans by the Seller and not a pledge of such Mortgage Loans by the Seller to the Purchaser to secure a debt or other obligation of the Seller. Consequently, the sale of each Mortgage Loan shall be reflected as a purchase on the Purchaser's business records, tax returns and financial statements, and as a sale of assets on the Seller's business records, tax returns and financial statements. Subsection 6.03 Delivery of Mortgage Loan Documents. The Seller shall deliver and release to the Custodian no later than two (2) Business Days prior to the related Closing Date those Mortgage Loan Documents set forth on Exhibit A-1 hereto as required by the Custodial Agreement with respect to each Mortgage Loan set forth on the related Mortgage Loan Schedule. In connection with the foregoing, the Seller shall indemnify the Purchaser and its present and former directors, officers, employees and agents and any Successor Servicer and its present and former directors, officers, employees and agents, and hold such parties harmless against any losses, damages, penalties, fines, forfeitures, legal fees and expenses and related costs, judgments, and other costs and expenses based on or grounded upon, or resulting from, the fact that any Mortgage Loan is not covered by an ALTA or CLTA lender's title insurance policy. For purposes of the previous sentence, "Purchaser" shall mean the Person then acting as the Purchaser under this Agreement and any and all Persons who previously were "Purchasers" under this Agreement and "Successor Servicer" shall mean any Person designated as the Successor Servicer pursuant to this Agreement and any and all Persons who previously were "Successor Servicers" pursuant to this Agreement. -18- The Custodian shall certify its receipt of all such Mortgage Loan Documents required to be delivered pursuant to the Custodial Agreement for the related Closing Date, as evidenced by the Initial Certification of the Custodian in the form annexed to the Custodial Agreement. The Seller shall comply with the terms of the Custodial Agreement and the Purchaser shall pay all fees and expenses of the Custodian. The Seller shall or shall cause the Interim Servicer to forward to the Custodian, or to such other Person as the Purchaser shall designate in writing, original documents evidencing an assumption, modification, consolidation or extension of any Mortgage Loan entered into in accordance with this Agreement within two weeks of their execution, provided, however, that the Seller shall provide the Custodian, or to such other Person as the Purchaser shall designate in writing, with a certified true copy of any such document submitted for recordation within two weeks of its execution, and shall promptly provide the original of any document submitted for recordation or a copy of such document certified by the appropriate public recording office to be a true and complete copy of the original within two (2) weeks following receipt of the original document by the Interim Servicer; provided, however, that such original recorded document or certified copy thereof shall be delivered to the Purchaser no later than 180 days following the related Closing Date, unless there has been a delay at the applicable recording office. If the original or copy of any document submitted for recordation to the appropriate public recording office is not delivered to the Purchaser or its designee within 180 days following the related Closing Date, the related Mortgage Loan shall, upon the request of the Purchaser, be repurchased by the Seller at the price and in the manner specified in Subsection 9.03. The foregoing repurchase obligation shall not apply if the Seller cannot cause the Interim Servicer to deliver such original or copy of any document submitted for recordation to the appropriate public recording office within the specified period due to a delay caused by the recording office in the applicable jurisdiction; provided that (i) the Seller shall instead deliver a recording receipt of such recording office or, if such recording receipt is not available, an officer's certificate of a servicing officer of the Seller, confirming that such document has been accepted for recording, and (ii) such document is delivered within twelve (12) months of the related Closing Date. The Seller shall pay all initial recording fees, if any, for the Assignments of Mortgage and any other fees or costs in transferring all original documents to the Custodian or, upon written request of the Purchaser, to the Purchaser or the Purchaser's designee. The Purchaser or the Purchaser's designee shall be responsible for recording the Assignments of Mortgage and shall be reimbursed by the Seller for the costs associated therewith pursuant to the preceding sentence. Subsection 6.04 Quality Control Procedures. The Seller shall, or shall cause the Interim Servicer to, have an internal quality control program that verifies, on a regular basis, the existence and accuracy of the legal documents, credit documents, property appraisals, and underwriting decisions. The program shall include evaluating and monitoring the overall quality of the Seller's loan production and the servicing activities of the Interim Servicer. The program is to ensure that the Mortgage Loans are originated in accordance with the Underwriting Guidelines; guard against dishonest, -19- fraudulent, or negligent acts; and guard against errors and omissions by officers, employees, or other authorized persons. Subsection 6.05 MERS Designated Loans. With respect to each MERS Designated Mortgage Loan, the Seller shall, on or prior to the related Closing Date, designate the Purchaser as the Investor and the Custodian as custodian, and no Person shall be listed as Interim Funder on the MERS System. In addition, on or prior to the related Closing Date, Seller shall provide the Custodian and the Purchaser with a MERS Report listing the Purchaser as the Investor, the Custodian as custodian and no Person as Interim Funder with respect to each MERS Designated Mortgage Loan. SECTION 7. Servicing of the Mortgage Loans. The Mortgage Loans have been sold by the Seller to the Purchaser on a servicing released basis. Subject to and upon the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the Interim Servicing Agreement (with respect to each Mortgage Loan, for an interim period, as specified therein), the Seller hereby sells, transfers, assigns, conveys and delivers to the Purchaser the Servicing Rights. The Purchaser shall retain the Interim Servicer as contract servicer of the Mortgage Loans for an interim period pursuant to and in accordance with the terms and conditions contained in the Interim Servicing Agreement (with respect to each Mortgage Loan, for an interim period, as specified therein). The Seller shall cause the Interim Servicer to execute the Interim Servicing Agreement on the initial Closing Date. The Seller shall cause the Interim Servicer to transfer the servicing of the Mortgage Loans on each Transfer Date in accordance with the terms of the Interim Servicing Agreement. SECTION 8. [RESERVED]. SECTION 9. Representations, Warranties and Covenants of the Seller; Remedies for Breach. Subsection 9.01 Representations and Warranties Regarding the Seller. The Seller represents, warrants and covenants to the Purchaser that as of the date hereof and as of each Closing Date: (a) Due Organization and Authority. The Seller is a New York corporation, validly existing, and in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of incorporation or formation and has all licenses necessary to carry on its business as now being conducted and is licensed, qualified and in good standing in the states where the Mortgaged Property is located if the laws of such state require licensing or qualification in order to conduct business of the type conducted by the Seller. The Seller has corporate power and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and to perform its obligations hereunder; the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement (including all instruments of transfer to be delivered pursuant to this Agreement) -20- by the Seller and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby have been duly and validly authorized; this Agreement has been duly executed and delivered and constitutes the valid, legal, binding and enforceable obligation of the Seller, except as enforceability may be limited by (i) bankruptcy, insolvency, liquidation, receivership, moratorium, reorganization or other similar laws affecting the enforcement of the rights of creditors and (ii) general principles of equity, whether enforcement is sought in a proceeding in equity or at law. All requisite corporate action has been taken by the Seller to make this Agreement valid and binding upon the Seller in accordance with its terms; (b) No Consent Required. No consent, approval, authorization or order is required for the transactions contemplated by this Agreement from any court, governmental agency or body, or federal or state regulatory authority having jurisdiction over the Seller is required or, if required, such consent, approval, authorization or order has been or will, prior to the related Closing Date, be obtained; (c) Ordinary Course of Business. The consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement are in the ordinary course of business of the Seller, and the transfer, assignment and conveyance of the Mortgage Notes and the Mortgages by the Seller pursuant to this Agreement are not subject to the bulk transfer or any similar statutory provisions in effect in any applicable jurisdiction; (d) No Conflicts. Neither the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the acquisition or origination of the Mortgage Loans by the Seller, the sale of the Mortgage Loans to the Purchaser, the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby, nor the fulfillment of or compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, will conflict with or result in a breach of any of the terms, conditions or provisions of the Seller's charter or by-laws or any legal restriction or any agreement or instrument to which the Seller is now a party or by which it is bound, or constitute a default or result in an acceleration under any of the foregoing, or result in the violation of any law, rule, regulation, order, judgment or decree to which the Seller or its property is subject, or result in the creation or imposition of any lien, charge or encumbrance that would have an adverse effect upon any of its properties pursuant to the terms of any mortgage, contract, deed of trust or other instrument, or impair the ability of the Purchaser to realize on the Mortgage Loans, impair the value of the Mortgage Loans, or impair the ability of the Purchaser to realize the full amount of any insurance benefits accruing pursuant to this Agreement; (e) No Litigation Pending. There is no action, suit, proceeding or investigation pending or, to the knowledge of the Seller, threatened against the Seller, before any court, administrative agency or other tribunal asserting the invalidity of this Agreement, seeking to prevent the consummation of any of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or which, either in any one instance or in the aggregate, may result in any material adverse change in the business, operations, financial condition, properties or assets of the Seller, or in any material impairment of the right or ability of the Seller to carry on its business substantially as now conducted, or in any material liability on the part of the Seller, or which would draw into question the validity of this Agreement or the Mortgage Loans or of any action taken or to be taken in connection with the obligations of the Seller contemplated herein, or which would be likely to impair materially the ability of the Seller to perform under the terms of this Agreement; -21- (f) Ability to Perform; Solvency. The Seller does not believe, nor does it have any reason or cause to believe, that it cannot perform each and every covenant contained in this Agreement. The Seller is solvent and the sale of the Mortgage Loans will not cause the Seller to become insolvent. The sale of the Mortgage Loans is not undertaken with the intent to hinder, delay or defraud any of Seller's creditors; (g) Seller's Origination. The Seller's decision to originate any mortgage loan or to deny any mortgage loan application is an independent decision based upon the Underwriting Guidelines, and is in no way made as a result of Purchaser's decision to purchase, or not to purchase, or the price Purchaser may offer to pay for, any such mortgage loan, if originated; (h) Anti-Money Laundering Laws. The Seller has complied with all applicable anti-money laundering laws and regulations, including without limitation the USA Patriot Act of 2001 (collectively, the "Anti-Money Laundering Laws"); the Seller has established an anti-money laundering compliance program as required by the Anti-Money Laundering Laws, has conducted the requisite due diligence in connection with the origination of each Mortgage Loan for purposes of the Anti-Money Laundering Laws, including with respect to the legitimacy of the applicable Mortgagor and the origin of the assets used by the said Mortgagor to purchase the property in question, and maintains, and will maintain, sufficient information to identify the applicable Mortgagor for purposes of the Anti-Money Laundering Laws; (i) Financial Statements. The Seller has delivered to the Purchaser financial statements as to its last three complete fiscal years and any later quarter ended more than 60 days prior to the execution of this Agreement. All such financial statements fairly present, in all material respects, the pertinent results of operations and changes in financial position for each of such periods and the financial position at the end of each such period of the Seller and its subsidiaries and have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles consistently applied throughout the periods involved, except as set forth in the notes thereto. In addition, the Seller has delivered information as to its loan gain and loss experience in respect of foreclosures and its loan delinquency experience for the immediately preceding three-year period, in each case with respect to mortgage loans owned by it and such mortgage loans serviced for others during such period, and all such information so delivered shall be true and correct in all material respects. There has been no change in the business, operations, financial condition, properties or assets of the Seller since the date of the Seller's financial statements that would have a material adverse effect on its ability to perform its obligations under this Agreement. The Seller has completed any forms requested by the Purchaser in a timely manner and in accordance with the provided instructions; (j) Selection Process. The Mortgage Loans were selected from among the outstanding one- to four-family mortgage loans in the Seller's portfolio at the related Closing Date as to which the representations and warranties set forth in Subsection 9.02 could be made and such selection was not made in a manner so as to affect adversely the interests of the Purchaser; (k) Delivery to the Custodian. The Mortgage Note, the Mortgage, the Assignment of Mortgage and any other documents required to be delivered with respect to each -22- Mortgage Loan pursuant to the Custodial Agreement shall be delivered to the Custodian all in compliance with the specific requirements of the Custodial Agreement. With respect to each Mortgage Loan, the Seller will be in possession of a complete Mortgage File in compliance with Exhibit A hereto, except for such documents as will be delivered to the Custodian; (l) Mortgage Loan Characteristics. The characteristics of the related Mortgage Loan Package are as set forth on the description of the pool characteristics for the applicable Mortgage Loan Package delivered pursuant to Section 11 on the related Closing Date in the form attached as Exhibit B to each related Assignment and Conveyance Agreement; (m) No Untrue Information. Neither this Agreement nor any information, statement, tape, diskette, report, form, or other document furnished or to be furnished pursuant to this Agreement or any Reconstitution Agreement or in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby (including any Securitization Transaction or Whole Loan Transfer) contains or will contain any untrue statement of fact or omits or will omit to state a fact necessary to make the statements contained herein or therein, in light of the circumstances in which it was made, not misleading; (n) No Brokers. The Seller has not dealt with any broker, investment banker, agent or other person that may be entitled to any commission or compensation in connection with the sale of the Mortgage Loans; (o) Sale Treatment. The Seller expects to be advised by its independent certified public accountants that under generally accepted accounting principles the transfer of the Mortgage Loans will be treated as a sale on the books and records of the Seller and the Seller has determined that the disposition of the Mortgage Loans pursuant to this Agreement will be afforded sale treatment for tax and accounting purposes; and (p) Reasonable Purchase Price. The consideration received by the Seller upon the sale of the Mortgage Loans under this Agreement constitutes fair consideration and reasonably equivalent value for the Mortgage Loans. Subsection 9.02 Representations and Warranties Regarding Individual Mortgage Loans. The Seller hereby represents and warrants to the Purchaser that, as to each Mortgage Loan, as of the related Closing Date for such Mortgage Loan: (a) Mortgage Loans as Described. The information set forth in the related Mortgage Loan Schedule is complete, true and correct; (b) Payments Current. All payments required to be made up to the related Closing Date for the Mortgage Loan under the terms of the Mortgage Note have been made and credited. No payment required under the Mortgage Loan is 30 days or more delinquent nor has any payment under the Mortgage Loan been 30 days or more delinquent at any time since the origination of the Mortgage Loan; -23- (c) No Outstanding Charges. There are no defaults in complying with the terms of the Mortgage, and all taxes, governmental assessments, insurance premiums, water, sewer and municipal charges, leasehold payments or ground rents which previously became due and owing have been paid, or an escrow of funds has been established in an amount sufficient to pay for every such item which remains unpaid and which has been assessed but is not yet due and payable. The Seller has not advanced funds, or induced, solicited or knowingly received any advance of funds by a party other than the Mortgagor, directly or indirectly, for the payment of any amount required under the Mortgage Loan, except for interest accruing from the date of the Mortgage Note or date of disbursement of the Mortgage Loan proceeds, whichever is earlier, to the day which precedes by one month the related Due Date of the first installment of principal and interest; (d) Original Terms Unmodified. The terms of the Mortgage Note and Mortgage have not been impaired, waived, altered or modified in any respect, from the date of origination except by a written instrument which has been recorded, if necessary to protect the interests of the Purchaser, and which has been delivered to the Custodian or to such other Person as the Purchaser shall designate in writing, and the terms of which are reflected in the related Mortgage Loan Schedule. The substance of any such waiver, alteration or modification has been approved by the issuer of any related PMI Policy and the title insurer, if any, to the extent required by the policy, and its terms are reflected on the related Mortgage Loan Schedule, if applicable. No Mortgagor has been released, in whole or in part, except in connection with an assumption agreement, approved by the issuer of any related PMI Policy and the title insurer, to the extent required by the policy, and which assumption agreement is part of the Mortgage Loan File delivered to the Custodian or to such other Person as the Purchaser shall designate in writing and the terms of which are reflected in the related Mortgage Loan Schedule; (e) No Defenses. The Mortgage Loan is not subject to any right of rescission, set-off, counterclaim or defense, including without limitation the defense of usury, nor will the operation of any of the terms of the Mortgage Note or the Mortgage, or the exercise of any right thereunder, render either the Mortgage Note or the Mortgage unenforceable, in whole or in part, or subject to any right of rescission, set-off, counterclaim or defense, including without limitation the defense of usury, and no such right of rescission, set-off, counterclaim or defense has been asserted with respect thereto; (f) Hazard Insurance. Pursuant to the terms of the Mortgage, all buildings or other improvements upon the Mortgaged Property are insured by a generally acceptable insurer against loss by fire, hazards of extended coverage and such other hazards as are provided for in the Underwriting Guidelines. If required by the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, each Mortgage Loan is covered by a flood insurance policy meeting the requirements of the current guidelines of the Federal Insurance Administration as in effect which policy conforms with the Underwriting Guidelines. All individual insurance policies contain a standard mortgagee clause naming the Seller and its successors and assigns as mortgagee, and all premiums thereon have been paid. The Mortgage obligates the Mortgagor thereunder to maintain the hazard insurance policy at the Mortgagor's cost and expense, and on the Mortgagor's failure to do so, authorizes the holder of the Mortgage to obtain and maintain such insurance at such Mortgagor's cost and expense, and to seek reimbursement therefor from the Mortgagor. Where required by state law or regulation, the Mortgagor has been given an -24- opportunity to choose the carrier of the required hazard insurance, provided the policy is not a "master" or "blanket" hazard insurance policy covering a condominium, or any hazard insurance policy covering the common facilities of a planned unit development. The hazard insurance policy is the valid and binding obligation of the insurer, is in full force and effect, and will be in full force and effect and inure to the benefit of the Purchaser upon the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement. The Seller has not engaged in, and has no knowledge (based upon reasonable and diligent inquiry) of the Mortgagor's having engaged in, any act or omission which would impair the coverage of any such policy, the benefits of the endorsement provided for herein, or the validity and binding effect of either including, without limitation, no unlawful fee, commission, kickback or other unlawful compensation or value of any kind has been or will be received, retained or realized by any attorney, firm or other person or entity, and no such unlawful items have been received, retained or realized by the Seller; (g) Compliance with Applicable Laws. Any and all requirements of any federal, state or local law including, without limitation, usury, truth-in-lending, real estate settlement procedures, consumer credit protection, predatory and abusive lending, equal credit opportunity and disclosure laws applicable to the Mortgage Loan, including, without limitation, any provisions relating to a Prepayment Penalty have been complied with, the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby will not involve the violation of any such laws or regulations, and the Seller shall maintain in its possession, available for the Purchaser's inspection, and shall deliver to the Purchaser upon demand, evidence of compliance with all such requirements; (h) No Satisfaction of Mortgage. The Mortgage has not been satisfied, canceled, subordinated or rescinded, in whole or in part, and the Mortgaged Property has not been released from the lien of the Mortgage, in whole or in part, nor has any instrument been executed that would effect any such release, cancellation, subordination or rescission. The Seller has not waived the performance by the Mortgagor of any action, if the Mortgagor's failure to perform such action would cause the Mortgage Loan to be in default, nor has the Seller waived any default resulting from any action or inaction by the Mortgagor; (i) Type of Mortgaged Property. With respect to a Mortgage Loan that is not a Co-op Loan and is not secured by an interest in a leasehold estate, the Mortgaged Property is a fee simple estate that consists of a single parcel of real property with a detached single family residence erected thereon, or a two- to four-family dwelling, or an individual residential condominium unit in a condominium project, or an individual unit in a planned unit development (or, with respect to each Co-op Loan, an individual unit in a residential cooperative housing corporation); provided, however, that any condominium unit, planned unit development or residential cooperative housing corporation shall conform with the Underwriting Guidelines. No portion of the Mortgaged Property (or underlying Mortgaged Property, in the case of a Co-op Loan) is used for commercial purposes, and since the date of origination, no portion of the Mortgaged Property has been used for commercial purposes; provided, that Mortgaged Properties which contain a home office shall not be considered as being used for commercial purposes as long as the Mortgaged Property has not been altered for commercial purposes and is not storing any chemicals or raw materials other than those commonly used for homeowner repair, maintenance and/or household purposes. None of the Mortgaged Properties are Manufactured Homes, log homes, mobile homes, geodesic domes or other unique property types; -25- (j) Valid First Lien. The Mortgage is a valid, subsisting, enforceable and perfected, first lien on the Mortgaged Property, including all buildings and improvements on the Mortgaged Property and all installations and mechanical, electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems located in or annexed to such buildings, and all additions, alterations and replacements made at any time with respect to the foregoing. The lien of the Mortgage is subject only to: (i) the lien of current real property taxes and assessments not yet due and payable; (ii) covenants, conditions and restrictions, rights of way, easements and other matters of the public record as of the date of recording acceptable to prudent mortgage lending institutions generally and specifically referred to in the lender's title insurance policy delivered to the originator of the Mortgage Loan and (a) specifically referred to or otherwise considered in the appraisal made for the originator of the Mortgage Loan or (b) which do not adversely affect the Appraised Value of the Mortgaged Property set forth in such appraisal; and (iii) 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 the Mortgage or the use, enjoyment, value or marketability of the related Mortgaged Property. Any security agreement, chattel mortgage or equivalent document related to and delivered in connection with the Mortgage Loan establishes and creates a valid, subsisting, enforceable and perfected first lien and first priority security interest on the property described therein and the Seller has full right to sell and assign the same to the Purchaser. With respect to any Co-op Loan, the related Mortgage is a valid, subsisting and enforceable first priority security interest on the related cooperative shares securing the Mortgage Note, subject only to (a) liens of the related residential cooperative housing corporation for unpaid assessments representing the Mortgagor's pro rata share of the related residential cooperative housing corporation's payments for its blanket mortgage, current and future real property taxes, insurance premiums, maintenance fees and other assessments to which like collateral is commonly subject and (b) other matters to which like collateral is commonly subject which do not materially interfere with the benefits of the security interest intended to be provided by the related Security Agreement; (k) Validity of Mortgage Documents. The Mortgage Note and the Mortgage and any other agreement executed and delivered by a Mortgagor in connection with a Mortgage Loan are genuine, and each is the legal, valid and binding obligation of the maker thereof enforceable in accordance with its terms (including, without limitation, any provisions therein relating to Prepayment Penalties). All parties to the Mortgage Note, the Mortgage and any other such related agreement had legal capacity to enter into the Mortgage Loan and to execute and deliver the Mortgage Note, the Mortgage and any such agreement, and the Mortgage Note, the Mortgage and any other such related agreement have been duly and properly executed by other -26- such related parties. No fraud, error, omission, misrepresentation, negligence or similar occurrence with respect to a Mortgage Loan has taken place on the part of the Seller in connection with the origination of the Mortgage Loan or in the application of any insurance in relation to such Mortgage Loan. The documents, instruments and agreements submitted for loan underwriting were not falsified and contain no untrue statement of material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the information and statements therein not misleading. No fraud, error, omission, misrepresentation, negligence or similar occurrence with respect to a Mortgage Loan has taken place on the part of any Person, including without limitation, the Mortgagor, any appraiser, any builder or developer, or any other party involved in the origination of the Mortgage Loan or in the application for any insurance in relation to such Mortgage Loan. The Seller has reviewed all of the documents constituting the Servicing File and has made such inquiries as it deems necessary to make and confirm the accuracy of the representations set forth herein; (l) Full Disbursement of Proceeds. The Mortgage Loan has been closed and the proceeds of the Mortgage Loan have been fully disbursed and there is no requirement for future advances thereunder, and any and all requirements as to completion of any on-site or off-site improvement and as to disbursements of any escrow funds therefor have been complied with. All costs, fees and expenses incurred in making or closing the Mortgage Loan and the recording of the Mortgage were paid, and the Mortgagor is not entitled to any refund of any amounts paid or due under the Mortgage Note or Mortgage; (m) Ownership. The Seller is the sole owner of record and holder of the Mortgage Loan and the indebtedness evidenced by each Mortgage Note and upon the sale of the Mortgage Loans to the Purchaser, the Seller will retain the Mortgage Files or any part thereof with respect thereto not delivered to the Custodian, the Purchaser or the Purchaser's designee, in trust only for the purpose of servicing and supervising the servicing of each Mortgage Loan. The Mortgage Loan is not assigned or pledged, and the Seller has good, indefeasible and marketable title thereto, and has full right to transfer and sell the Mortgage Loan to the Purchaser free and clear of any encumbrance, equity, participation interest, lien, pledge, charge, claim or security interest, and has full right and authority subject to no interest or participation of, or agreement with, any other party, to sell and assign each Mortgage Loan pursuant to this Agreement and following the sale of each Mortgage Loan, such Mortgage Loan will be free and clear of any encumbrance, equity, participation interest, lien, pledge, charge, claim or security interest. The Seller intends to relinquish all rights to possess, control and monitor the Mortgage Loan, except as may be required of the Seller in its Mortgage capacity as Servicer of such Mortgage Loan. After the related Closing Date, the Seller will have no right to modify or alter the terms of the sale of the Mortgage Loan and the Seller will have no obligation or right to repurchase the Mortgage Loan or substitute another Mortgage Loan, except as provided in this Agreement; (n) Doing Business. All parties which have had any interest in the Mortgage Loan, whether as mortgagee, assignee, pledgee or otherwise, are (or, during the period in which they held and disposed of such interest, were) (1) in compliance with any and all applicable licensing requirements of the laws of the state wherein the Mortgaged Property is located, and (2) either (i) organized under the laws of such state, or (ii) qualified to do business in such state, or (iii) a federal savings and loan association, a savings bank or a national bank having a principal office in such state, or (3) not doing business in such state; -27- (o) LTV, PMI Policy. No Mortgage Loan has an LTV greater than 100%. Any Mortgage Loan that had at the time of origination an LTV in excess of 80% is insured as to payment defaults by a PMI Policy. Any PMI Policy in effect covers the related Mortgage Loan for the life of such Mortgage Loan. All provisions of such PMI Policy have been and are being complied with, such policy is in full force and effect, and all premiums due thereunder have been paid. No action, inaction, or event has occurred and no state of facts exists that has, or will result in the exclusion from, denial of, or defense to coverage. Any Mortgage Loan subject to a PMI Policy obligates the Mortgagor thereunder to maintain the PMI Policy and to pay all premiums and charges in connection therewith. The Mortgage Interest Rate for the Mortgage Loan as set forth on the related Mortgage Loan Schedule is net of any such insurance premium; (p) Title Insurance. With respect to a Mortgage Loan which is not a Co-op Loan, the Mortgage Loan is covered by an ALTA lender's title insurance policy or other generally acceptable form of policy or insurance acceptable under the Underwriting Guidelines and each such title insurance policy is issued by a title insurer acceptable under the Underwriting Guidelines and qualified to do business in the jurisdiction where the Mortgaged Property is located, insuring the Seller, its successors and assigns, as to the first priority lien of the Mortgage in the original principal amount of the Mortgage Loan (or to the extent a Mortgage Note provides for negative amortization, the maximum amount of negative amortization in accordance with the Mortgage), subject only to the exceptions contained in clauses (i) and (ii) of clause (j) of this Subsection 9.02, and in the case of Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loans, against any loss by reason of the invalidity or unenforceability of the lien resulting from the provisions of the Mortgage providing for adjustment to the Mortgage Interest Rate and Monthly Payment. Where required by state law or regulation, the Mortgagor has been given the opportunity to choose the carrier of the required mortgage title insurance. Additionally, such lender's title insurance policy affirmatively insures ingress and egress, and against encroachments by or upon the Mortgaged Property or any interest therein. The Seller, its successor and assigns, are the sole insureds of such lender's title insurance policy, and such lender's title insurance policy is valid and remains in full force and effect and will be in force and effect upon the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement. No claims have been made under such lender's title insurance policy, and no prior holder of the related Mortgage, including the Seller, has done, by act or omission, anything which would impair the coverage of such lender's title insurance policy, including without limitation, no unlawful fee, commission, kickback or other unlawful compensation or value of any kind has been or will be received, retained or realized by any attorney, firm or other person or entity, and no such unlawful items have been received, retained or realized by the Seller; (q) No Defaults. Other than payments due but not yet 30 days or more delinquent, there is no default, breach, violation or event which would permit acceleration existing under the Mortgage or the Mortgage Note and no event which, with the passage of time or with notice and the expiration of any grace or cure period, would constitute a default, breach, violation or event which would permit acceleration, and neither the Seller nor any of its affiliates nor any of their respective predecessors, have waived any default, breach, violation or event which would permit acceleration; (r) No Mechanics' Liens. There are no mechanics' or similar liens or claims which have been filed for work, labor or material (and no rights are outstanding that under law -28- could give rise to such liens) affecting the related Mortgaged Property which are or may be liens prior to, or equal or coordinate with, the lien of the related Mortgage; (s) Location of Improvements; No Encroachments. All improvements which were considered in determining the Appraised Value of the Mortgaged Property lay wholly within the boundaries and building restriction lines of the Mortgaged Property, and no improvements on adjoining properties encroach upon the Mortgaged Property. No improvement located on or being part of the Mortgaged Property is in violation of any applicable zoning law or regulation; (t) Origination; Payment Terms. The Mortgage Loan was originated by a mortgagee approved by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development pursuant to Sections 203 and 211 of the National Housing Act, a savings and loan association, a savings bank, a commercial bank, credit union, insurance company or other similar institution which is supervised and examined by a federal or state authority. Principal payments on the Mortgage Loan commenced no more than seventy days after funds were disbursed in connection with the Mortgage Loan. The Mortgage Interest Rate as well as, in the case of an Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan, the Lifetime Rate Cap and the Periodic Rate Cap and the Periodic Rate Floor are as set forth on the related Mortgage Loan Schedule. The Mortgage Interest Rate is adjusted with respect to Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loans, on each Interest Rate Adjustment Date to equal the Index plus the Gross Margin (rounded up or down to the nearest 0.125%), subject to the Periodic Rate Cap. The Mortgage Note is payable in equal monthly installments of principal and interest, which installments of interest, with respect to Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loans, are subject to change due to the adjustments to the Mortgage Interest Rate on each Interest Rate Adjustment Date, with interest calculated and payable in arrears, sufficient to amortize the Mortgage Loan fully by the stated maturity date, over an original term of not more than thirty (30) years from commencement of amortization. Unless otherwise specified on the related Mortgage Loan Schedule, the Mortgage Loan is payable on the first day of each month. The Mortgage Loan does not require a balloon payment on its stated maturity date; and by its original terms or any modification thereof, does not provide for amortization beyond its scheduled maturity date; (u) Customary Provisions. The Mortgage contains customary and enforceable provisions such as to render the rights and remedies of the holder thereof adequate for the realization against the Mortgaged Property of the benefits of the security provided thereby, including, (i) in the case of a Mortgage designated as a deed of trust, by trustee's sale, and (ii) otherwise by judicial foreclosure. Upon default by a Mortgagor on a Mortgage Loan and foreclosure on, or trustee's sale of, the Mortgaged Property pursuant to the proper procedures, the holder of the Mortgage Loan will be able to deliver good and merchantable title to the Mortgaged Property. There is no homestead or other exemption available to a Mortgagor which would interfere with the right to sell the Mortgaged Property at a trustee's sale or the right to foreclose the Mortgage, subject to applicable federal and state laws and judicial precedent with respect to bankruptcy and right of redemption or similar law; (v) Conformance with Agency and Underwriting Guidelines. The Mortgage Loan was underwritten in accordance with the Underwriting Guidelines (a copy of which is attached to the related Assignment and Conveyance Agreement). The Mortgage Note and -29- Mortgage are on forms acceptable to Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae and no representations have been made to a Mortgagor that are inconsistent with the mortgage instruments used; (w) Occupancy of the Mortgaged Property. As of the related Closing Date the Mortgaged Property is lawfully occupied under applicable law. 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 otherwise specified on the related Mortgage Loan Schedule, the Mortgagor represented at the time of origination of the Mortgage Loan that the Mortgagor would occupy the Mortgaged Property as the Mortgagor's primary residence; (x) No Additional Collateral. The Mortgage Note is not and has not been secured by any collateral except the lien of the corresponding Mortgage and the security interest of any applicable security agreement or chattel mortgage referred to in clause (j) above; (y) Deeds of Trust. In the event the Mortgage constitutes a deed of trust, a trustee, authorized and duly qualified under applicable law to serve as such, has been properly designated and currently so serves and is named in the Mortgage, and no fees or expenses are or will become payable by the Purchaser to the trustee under the deed of trust, except in connection with a trustee's sale after default by the Mortgagor; (z) Acceptable Investment. To the Seller's knowledge based upon reasonable and diligent inquiry, there are no circumstances or conditions with respect to the Mortgage, the Mortgaged Property, the Mortgagor, the Mortgage File or the Mortgagor's credit standing that can reasonably be expected to cause private institutional investors who invest in prime mortgage loans similar to the Mortgage Loan to regard the Mortgage Loan as an unacceptable investment cause the Mortgage Loan to become delinquent, or adversely affect the value or marketability of the Mortgage Loan, or cause the Mortgage Loan to prepay during any period materially faster or slower than the mortgage loans originated by the Seller generally. No Mortgaged Property is located in a state, city, county or other local jurisdiction which the Purchaser has determined in its sole good faith discretion would cause the related Mortgage Loan to be ineligible for whole loan sale or securitization in a transaction consistent with the prevailing sale and securitization industry (including, without limitation, the practice of the rating agencies) with respect to substantially similar mortgage loans; (aa) Delivery of Mortgage Documents. The Mortgage Note, the Mortgage, the Assignment of Mortgage and any other documents required to be delivered under the Custodial Agreement for each Mortgage Loan have been delivered to the Custodian. The Seller is in possession of a complete, true and accurate Mortgage File in compliance with Exhibit A attached hereto, except for such documents the originals of which have been delivered to the Custodian; (bb) Transfer of Mortgage Loans. The Assignment of Mortgage (except with respect to any Mortgage that has been recorded in the name of MERS or its designee) with respect to each Mortgage Loan is in recordable form and is acceptable for recording under the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Mortgaged Property is located; -30- (cc) Due-On-Sale. With respect to each Fixed Rate Mortgage Loan, the Mortgage contains an enforceable provision for the acceleration of the payment of the unpaid principal balance of the Mortgage Loan in the event that the Mortgaged Property is sold or transferred without the prior written consent of the Mortgagee thereunder; (dd) Assumability. With respect to each Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan, the Mortgage Loan Documents provide that after the related first Interest Rate Adjustment Date, a related Mortgage Loan may only be assumed if the party assuming such Mortgage Loan meets certain credit requirements stated in the Mortgage Loan Documents; (ee) No Buydown Provisions; No Graduated Payments or Contingent Interests. Unless otherwise agreed by the Purchaser in writing, the Mortgage Loan does not contain provisions pursuant to which Monthly Payments are paid or partially paid with funds deposited in any separate account established by the Seller, the Mortgagor, or anyone on behalf of the Mortgagor, or paid by any source other than the Mortgagor nor does it contain any other similar provisions which may constitute a "buydown" provision. The Mortgage Loan is not a graduated payment mortgage loan and the Mortgage Loan does not have a shared appreciation or other contingent interest feature; (ff) Consolidation of Future Advances. Any future advances made to the Mortgagor prior to the applicable Cut-off Date have been consolidated with the outstanding principal amount secured by the Mortgage, and the secured principal amount, as consolidated, bears a single interest rate and single repayment term. The lien of the Mortgage securing the consolidated principal amount is expressly insured as having first lien priority by a title insurance policy, an endorsement to the policy insuring the Mortgagee's consolidated interest or by other title evidence acceptable to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The consolidated principal amount does not exceed the original principal amount of the Mortgage Loan; (gg) Mortgaged Property Undamaged; No Condemnation Proceedings. There is no proceeding pending, to the knowledge of the Seller, or threatened for the total or partial condemnation of the Mortgaged Property. The Mortgaged Property is undamaged by waste, fire, earthquake or earth movement, windstorm, flood, tornado or other casualty so as to affect adversely the value of the Mortgaged Property as security for the Mortgage Loan or the use for which the premises were intended and each Mortgaged Property is in good repair. There have not been any condemnation proceedings with respect to the Mortgaged Property and the Seller has no knowledge of any such proceedings in the future; (hh) Collection Practices; Escrow Deposits; Interest Rate Adjustments. The origination, servicing and collection practices used by the Seller and the Interim Servicer with respect to the Mortgage Loan have been in all respects in compliance with Accepted Servicing Practices, applicable laws and regulations, and have been in all respects legal and proper. With respect to escrow deposits and Escrow Payments, all such payments are in the possession of, or under the control of, the Seller or the Interim Servicer and there exist no deficiencies in connection therewith for which customary arrangements for repayment thereof have not been made. All Escrow Payments have been collected in full compliance with state and federal law and the provisions of the related Mortgage Note and Mortgage. An escrow of funds is not prohibited by applicable law and has been established in an amount sufficient to pay for every -31- item that remains unpaid and has been assessed but is not yet due and payable. No escrow deposits or Escrow Payments or other charges or payments due the Seller have been capitalized under the Mortgage or the Mortgage Note. All Mortgage Interest Rate adjustments have been made in strict compliance with state and federal law and the terms of the related Mortgage and Mortgage Note on the related Interest Rate Adjustment Date. If, pursuant to the terms of the Mortgage Note, another index was selected for determining the Mortgage Interest Rate, the same index was used with respect to each Mortgage Note which required a new index to be selected, and such selection did not conflict with the terms of the related Mortgage Note. The Seller or the Interim Servicer executed and delivered any and all notices required under applicable law and the terms of the related Mortgage Note and Mortgage regarding the Mortgage Interest Rate and the Monthly Payment adjustments. Any interest required to be paid pursuant to state, federal and local law has been properly paid and credited; (ii) Conversion to Fixed Interest Rate. The Mortgage Loan does not contain a provision whereby the Mortgagor is permitted to convert the Mortgage Interest Rate from an adjustable rate to a fixed rate; (jj) Other Insurance Policies; No Defense to Coverage. No action, inaction or event has occurred and no state of facts exists or has existed on or prior to the Closing Date that has resulted or will result in the exclusion from, denial of, or defense to coverage under any applicable hazard insurance policy, PMI Policy or bankruptcy bond (including, without limitation, any exclusions, denials or defenses which would limit or reduce the availability of the timely payment of the full amount of the loss otherwise due thereunder to the insured), irrespective of the cause of such failure of coverage. The Seller has caused or will cause to be performed any and all acts required to preserve the rights and remedies of the Purchaser in any insurance policies applicable to the Mortgage Loans including, without limitation, any necessary notifications of insurers, assignments of policies or interests therein, and establishments of coinsured, joint loss payee and mortgagee rights in favor of the Purchaser. In connection with the placement of any such insurance, no commission, fee, or other compensation has been or will be received by the Seller or by any officer, director, or employee of the Seller or any designee of the Seller or any corporation in which the Seller or any officer, director, or employee had a financial interest at the time of placement of such insurance; (kk) No Violation of Environmental Laws. To the best of the Seller's knowledge, there is no pending action or proceeding directly involving the Mortgaged Property in which compliance with any environmental law, rule or regulation is an issue; there is no violation of any environmental law, rule or regulation with respect to the Mortgage Property; and nothing further remains to be done to satisfy in full all requirements of each such law, rule or regulation constituting a prerequisite to use and enjoyment of said property; (ll) Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. The Mortgagor has not notified the Seller, and the Seller has no knowledge of any relief requested or allowed to the Mortgagor under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act or other similar state statute; (mm) Appraisal. The Mortgage File contains an appraisal of the related Mortgaged Property signed prior to the approval of the Mortgage Loan application by a Qualified Appraiser, duly appointed by the Seller, who had no interest, direct or indirect in the -32- Mortgaged Property or in any loan made on the security thereof at the time of origination, and whose compensation is not affected by the approval or disapproval of the Mortgage Loan, and the appraisal and appraiser both satisfy the requirements of Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac and Title XI of FIRREA and the regulations promulgated thereunder, all as in effect on the date the Mortgage Loan was originated; (nn) Disclosure Materials. The Mortgagor has executed a statement to the effect that the Mortgagor has received all disclosure materials required by, and the Seller has complied with, all applicable law with respect to the making of the Mortgage Loans. The Seller shall maintain such statement in the Mortgage File; (oo) Construction or Rehabilitation of Mortgaged Property. No Mortgage Loan was made in connection with the construction (other than a "construct-to-perm" loan) or rehabilitation of a Mortgaged Property or facilitating the trade-in or exchange of a Mortgaged Property; (pp) Escrow Analysis. If applicable, with respect to each Mortgage Loan, the Seller has within the last twelve months (unless such Mortgage was originated within such twelve month period) analyzed the required Escrow Payments for each Mortgage and adjusted the amount of such payments so that, assuming all required payments are timely made, any deficiency will be eliminated on or before the first anniversary of such analysis, or any overage will be refunded to the Mortgagor, in accordance with RESPA and any other applicable law; (qq) Credit Information. As to each consumer report (as defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Public Law 91-508) or other credit information furnished by the Seller to the Purchaser, that Seller has full right and authority and is not precluded by law or contract from furnishing such information to the Purchaser and the Purchaser is not precluded from furnishing the same to any subsequent or prospective purchaser of such Mortgage. The Seller has and shall in its capacity as servicer, for each Mortgage Loan, fully furnished, in accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and its implementing regulations, accurate and complete information (e.g. favorable and unfavorable) on its borrower credit files to Equifax, Experian and Trans Union Credit Information Company (three of the credit repositories), on a monthly basis; (rr) Leaseholds. If the Mortgage Loan is secured by a leasehold estate, (1) the ground lease is assignable or transferable; (2) the ground lease will not terminate earlier than five years after the maturity date of the Mortgage Loan; (3) the ground lease does not provide for termination of the lease in the event of lessee's default without the Mortgagee being entitled to receive written notice of, and a reasonable opportunity to cure the default; (4) the ground lease permits the mortgaging of the related Mortgaged Property; (5) the ground lease protects the Mortgagee's interests in the event of a property condemnation; (6) all ground lease rents, other payments, or assessments that have become due have been paid; and (7) the use of leasehold estates for residential properties is a widely accepted practice in the jurisdiction in which the Mortgaged Property is located; (ss) Prepayment Penalty. Each Mortgage Loan that is subject to a Prepayment Penalty as provided in the related Mortgage Note is identified on the related Mortgage Loan Schedule. With respect to Mortgage Loans originated prior to October 1, 2002, no such -33- Prepayment Penalty may be imposed for a term in excess of five (5) years following origination. With respect to Mortgage Loans originated on or after October 1, 2002, no such Prepayment Penalty may be imposed for a term in excess of three (3) years following origination; (tt) Predatory Lending Regulations. No Mortgage Loan is a High Cost Loan or Covered Loan, as applicable. No Mortgage Loan is covered by the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act of 1994 and no Mortgage Loan is in violation of any comparable state or local law. The Mortgaged Property is not located in a jurisdiction where a breach of this representation with respect to the related Mortgage Loan may result in additional assignee liability to the Purchaser, as determined by Purchaser in its reasonable discretion; (uu) Single-premium credit life insurance policy. No Mortgagor was required to purchase any single premium credit insurance policy (e.g., life, disability, property, accident, unemployment or health insurance product) or debt cancellation agreement as a condition of obtaining the extension of credit. No Mortgagor obtained a prepaid single-premium credit insurance policy (e.g., life, disability, property, accident, unemployment, mortgage or health insurance) in connection with the origination of the Mortgage Loan. No proceeds from any Mortgage Loan were used to purchase single premium credit insurance policies as part of the origination of, or as a condition to closing, such Mortgage Loan; (vv) Qualified Mortgage. The Mortgage Loan is a qualified mortgage under Section 860G(a)(3) of the Code; (ww) Tax Service Contract. Each Mortgage Loan is covered by a paid in full, life of loan, tax service contract issued by First American Real Estate Tax Service, and such contract is transferable, is covered by a paid in full, life of loan, tax service contract issued by First American Real Estate Tax Service, and such contract is transferable. On the related Closing Date, the Seller shall remit to the Purchaser a transfer fee of two dollars ($2.00) for each Mortgage Loan covered by such a tax service contract. If such a tax service contract with First American Real Estate Tax Service is not in place then a placement fee of seventy two dollars ($72.00) will apply for each such Mortgage Loan; (xx) Origination. No predatory or deceptive lending practices, including, without limitation, the extension of credit without regard to the ability of the Mortgagor to repay and the extension of credit which has no apparent benefit to the Mortgagor, were employed in the origination of the Mortgage Loan; (yy) Recordation. Each original Mortgage was recorded and all subsequent assignments of the original Mortgage (other than the assignment to the Purchaser) have been recorded in the appropriate jurisdictions wherein such recordation is necessary to perfect the lien thereof as against creditors of the Seller, or is in the process of being recorded; (zz) Co-op Loans. With respect to a Mortgage Loan that is a Co-op Loan, the stock that is pledged as security for the Mortgage Loan is held by a person as a tenant-stockholder (as defined in Section 216 of the Code) in a cooperative housing corporation (as defined in Section 216 of the Code); -34- (aaa) Mortgagor Bankruptcy. On or prior to the date 60 days after the related Closing Date, the Mortgagor has not filed and will not file a bankruptcy petition or has not become the subject and will not become the subject of involuntary bankruptcy proceedings or has not consented to or will not consent to the filing of a bankruptcy proceeding against it or to a receiver being appointed in respect of the related Mortgaged Property; (bbb) No Prior Offer. The Mortgage Loan has not previously been offered for sale; (ccc) Georgia Fair Lending Act. There is no Mortgage Loan that was originated (or modified) on or after October 1, 2002 and before March 7, 2003 which is secured by property located in the State of Georgia. There is no Mortgage Loan that was originated on or after March 7, 2003 that is a "high cost home loan" as defined under the Georgia Fair Lending Act; (ddd) No Arbitration. No Mortgagor with respect to any Mortgage Loan originated on or after August 1, 2004 agreed to submit to arbitration to resolve any dispute arising out of or relating in any way to the mortgage loan transaction; (eee) Flood Service Contract. Each Mortgage Loan is covered by a paid in full, life of loan, flood service contract issued by either First American Flood Data Services or Fidelity, and such contract is transferable. If no such flood service contract is in place, or if such flood service contract is issued by an insurer other than First American Flood Data Services or Fidelity, then on the related Closing Date, the Seller shall remit to the Purchaser a placement fee of ten dollars ($10.00) for each such Mortgage Loan; and (fff) Negative Amortization. Unless otherwise disclosed in the Mortgage Loan Schedule, no Mortgage Loan is subject to negative amortization. Subsection 9.03 Remedies for Breach of Representations and Warranties. It is understood and agreed that the representations and warranties set forth in Subsections 9.01 and 9.02 shall survive the sale of the Mortgage Loans to the Purchaser and shall inure to the benefit of the Purchaser, notwithstanding any restrictive or qualified endorsement on any Mortgage Note or Assignment of Mortgage or the examination or failure to examine any Mortgage File. With respect to any representation or warranty contained in Subsections 9.01 or 9.02 hereof that is made to the Seller's knowledge, if it is discovered by the Purchaser that the substance of such representation and warranty was inaccurate as of the related Closing Date and such inaccuracy materially and adversely affects the value of the related Mortgage Loan, then notwithstanding the Seller's lack of knowledge with respect to the inaccuracy at the time the representation or warranty was made, such inaccuracy shall be deemed a breach of the applicable representation or warranty. Upon discovery by either the Seller or the Purchaser of a breach of any of the foregoing representations and warranties, the party discovering such breach shall give prompt written notice to the other relevant parties. Within sixty (60) days after the earlier of either discovery by or notice to the Seller of any breach of a representation or warranty set forth in Subsections 9.01 and 9.02, which materially and adversely affects the value of the Mortgage Loans or the interest of the Purchaser therein (or which materially and adversely affects the value of the applicable Mortgage Loan or -35- the interest of the Purchaser therein in the case of a representation and warranty relating to a particular Mortgage Loan), the Seller shall use its best efforts promptly to cure such breach in all material respects and, if such breach cannot be cured, the Seller shall, at the Purchaser's option, repurchase such Mortgage Loan or Mortgage Loans at the Repurchase Price. Notwithstanding the above sentence, within sixty (60) days after the earlier of either discovery by, or notice to, the Seller of any breach of the representations or warranties set forth in clause (qq), (ss), (tt), (uu), (vv), (ccc) or (ddd) of Subsection 9.02, the Seller shall repurchase such Mortgage Loan at the Repurchase Price. In the event that a breach shall involve any representation or warranty set forth in Subsection 9.01 (which materially and adversely affects the value of the applicable Mortgage Loan or the interest of the Purchaser therein in the case of a representation and warranty relating to a particular Mortgage Loan), and such breach cannot be cured within 60 days of the earlier of either discovery by or notice to the Seller of such breach, all of the Mortgage Loans affected by such breach shall, at the Purchaser's option, be repurchased by the Seller at the Repurchase Price. However, if the breach shall involve a representation or warranty set forth in Subsection 9.02 (except as provided in the second sentence of this paragraph with respect to certain breaches for which no substitution is permitted) and the Seller discovers or receives notice of any such breach within 120 days of the related Closing Date, the Seller shall, at the Purchaser's option and provided that the Seller has a Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan, rather than repurchase the Mortgage Loan as provided above, remove such Mortgage Loan and substitute in its place a Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan or Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loans, provided, however, that any such substitution shall be effected within such one hundred twenty (120) days after the related Closing Date. If the Seller has no Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan, it shall repurchase the deficient Mortgage Loan at the Repurchase Price. Any repurchase of a Mortgage Loan pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Subsection 9.03 shall occur on a date designated by the Purchaser, and acceptable to Seller, and shall be accomplished by either (a) if the Interim Servicing Agreement has been entered into and is in effect, deposit in the Custodial Account of the amount of the Repurchase Price for distribution to the Purchaser on the next scheduled Remittance Date, after deducting therefrom any amount received in respect of such repurchased Mortgage Loan or Loans and being held in the Custodial Account for future distribution or (b) if the Interim Servicing Agreement has not been entered into or is no longer in effect, by direct remittance of the Repurchase Price to the Purchaser or its designee in accordance with the Purchaser's instructions. At the time of repurchase of any deficient Mortgage Loan (or removal of any Deleted Mortgage Loan), the Purchaser and the Seller shall arrange for the reassignment of the repurchased Mortgage Loan (or Deleted Mortgage Loan) to the Seller or its designee and the delivery to the Seller of any documents held by the Custodian relating to the repurchased Mortgage Loan (or Deleted Mortgage Loan). In the event of a repurchase or substitution, the Seller shall, simultaneously with such reassignment, give written notice to the Purchaser that such repurchase or substitution has taken place, amend the Mortgage Loan Schedule to reflect the withdrawal of the Deleted Mortgage Loan from this Agreement, and, in the case of substitution, identify a Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan and amend the related Mortgage Loan Schedule to reflect the addition of such Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan to this Agreement. In connection with any such substitution, the Seller shall be deemed to have made as to such Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan the representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement except that all such representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement shall be deemed made as of the date of such substitution. The Seller shall effect such substitution by -36- delivering to the Custodian or to such other party as the Purchaser may designate in writing for such Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan the documents required by Subsection 6.03 and the Custodial Agreement, with the Mortgage Note endorsed as required by Subsection 6.03 and the Custodial Agreement. No substitution will be made in any calendar month after the Determination Date for such month. The Seller shall cause the Interim Servicer to remit directly to the Purchaser, or its designee in accordance with the Purchaser's instructions the Monthly Payment less the Servicing Fee due, if any, on such Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan or Loans in the month following the date of such substitution. Monthly Payments due with respect to Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loans in the month of substitution shall be retained by the Seller. For the month of substitution, distributions to the Purchaser shall include the Monthly Payment due on any Deleted Mortgage Loan in the month of substitution, and the Seller shall thereafter be entitled to retain all amounts subsequently received by the Seller in respect of such Deleted Mortgage Loan. The Seller shall give written notice to the Purchaser that such substitution has taken place and shall amend the related Mortgage Loan Schedule to reflect the removal of such Deleted Mortgage Loan from the terms of this Agreement and the substitution of the Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan. Upon such substitution, each Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan 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 Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan, as of the date of substitution, the covenants, representations and warranties set forth in Subsections 9.01 and 9.02. For any month in which the Seller substitutes one or more Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loans for one or more Deleted Mortgage Loans, the Seller shall determine the amount (if any) by which the aggregate principal balance of all such Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loans as of the date of substitution is less than the aggregate Stated Principal Balance of all such Deleted Mortgage Loans (after application of scheduled principal payments due in the month of substitution). The amount of such shortfall shall be distributed by the Seller directly to the Purchaser or its designee in accordance with the Purchaser's instructions within two (2) Business Days of such substitution. In addition to such repurchase or substitution obligation, the Seller shall indemnify the Purchaser and its present and former directors, officers, employees and agents and any Successor Servicer and its present and former directors, officers, employees and agents and hold such parties harmless against any losses, damages, penalties, fines, forfeitures, legal fees and expenses and related costs, judgments, and other costs and expenses resulting from any claim, demand, defense or assertion based on or grounded upon, or resulting from, a breach of the Seller representations and warranties contained in this Agreement or any Reconstitution Agreement. It is understood and agreed that the obligations of the Seller set forth in this Subsection 9.03 to cure, repurchase or substitute for a defective Mortgage Loan and to indemnify the Purchaser and Successor Servicer as provided in this Subsection 9.03 and in Subsection 14.01 constitute the sole remedies of the Purchaser and Successor Servicer respecting a breach of the foregoing representations and warranties. For purposes of this paragraph "Purchaser" shall mean the Person then acting as the Purchaser under this Agreement and any and all Persons who previously were "Purchasers" under this Agreement and "Successor Servicer" shall mean any Person designated as the Successor Servicer pursuant to this Agreement and any and all Persons who previously were "Successor Servicers" pursuant to this Agreement. -37- Any cause of action against the Seller relating to or arising out of the breach of any representations and warranties made in Subsections 9.01 and 9.02 shall accrue as to any Mortgage Loan upon (i) discovery of such breach by the Purchaser or notice thereof by the Seller to the Purchaser, (ii) failure by the Seller to cure such breach, substitute a Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan, or repurchase such Mortgage Loan as specified above and (iii) demand upon the Seller by the Purchaser for compliance with this Agreement. Subsection 9.04 Repurchase of Mortgage Loans with First Payment Defaults. If the related Mortgagor is delinquent with respect to the Mortgage Loan's first Monthly Payment either (i) after origination of such Mortgage Loan, or (ii) after the related Closing Date, the Seller, at the Purchaser's option, shall repurchase such Mortgage Loan from the Purchaser at a price equal to the Repurchase Price. The Seller shall repurchase such delinquent Mortgage Loan within thirty (30) days of such request. Subsection 9.05 Premium Recapture. With respect to any Mortgage Loan without Prepayment Penalties that prepays in full during the first 90 days following the related Closing Date, and with respect to any Mortgage Loan that is repurchased pursuant to Subsection 9.04, the Seller shall pay the Purchaser, within three (3) Business Days after such prepayment in full or repurchase, an amount equal to the excess of the Purchase Price Percentage for such Mortgage Loan over par, multiplied by the outstanding principal balance of such Mortgage Loan as of the related Cut-off Date. SECTION 10. Closing The closing for the purchase and sale of each Mortgage Loan Package shall take place on the related Closing Date. At the Purchaser's option, each Closing shall be either: by telephone, confirmed by letter or wire as the parties shall agree, or conducted in person, at such place as the parties shall agree. The closing for the Mortgage Loans to be purchased on each Closing Date shall be subject to each of the following conditions: (i) at least two Business Days prior to the related Closing Date, the Seller shall deliver to the Purchaser a magnetic diskette, or transmit by modem, a listing on a loan-level basis of the necessary information to compute the Purchase Price of the Mortgage Loans delivered on such Closing Date (including accrued interest), and prepare a Mortgage Loan Schedule; (ii) all of the representations and warranties of the Seller under this Agreement and of the Interim Servicer under the Interim Servicing Agreement (with respect to each Mortgage Loan for an interim period, as specified therein) shall be true and correct as of the related Closing Date and no event shall have occurred which, with notice or the passage of time, would constitute a default under this Agreement or an Event of Default under the Interim Servicing Agreement; -38- (iii) the Purchaser shall have received, or the Purchaser's attorneys shall have received in escrow, all closing documents as specified in Section 11 of this Agreement, in such forms as are agreed upon and acceptable to the Purchaser, duly executed by all signatories other than the Purchaser as required pursuant to the terms hereof; (iv) the Seller shall have delivered and released to the Custodian all documents required pursuant to the Custodial Agreement; and (v) all other terms and conditions of this Agreement and the related Purchase Price and Terms Agreement shall have been complied with. Subject to the foregoing conditions, the Purchaser shall pay to the Seller on the related Closing Date the Purchase Price, plus accrued interest pursuant to Section 4 of this Agreement, by wire transfer of immediately available funds to the account designated by the Seller. SECTION 11. Closing Documents. The Closing Documents for the Mortgage Loans to be purchased on each Closing Date shall consist of fully executed originals of the following documents: 1. this Agreement (to be executed and delivered only for the initial Closing Date); 2. with respect to the initial Closing Date, the Custodial Agreement, dated as of the initial Cut-off Date; 3. the related Mortgage Loan Schedule (one copy to be attached to the Custodian's counterpart of the Custodial Agreement in connection with the initial Closing Date, and one copy to be attached to the related Assignment and Conveyance as the Mortgage Loan Schedule thereto); 4. a Custodian's Certification, as required under the Custodial Agreement, in the form of Exhibit 2 to the Custodial Agreement; 5. with respect to the initial Closing Date, an Officer's Certificate, in the form of Exhibit C hereto with respect to the Seller, including all attachments thereto; with respect to subsequent Closing Dates, an Officer's Certificate upon request of the Purchaser; 6. with respect to the initial Closing Date, an Opinion of Counsel of the Seller (who may be an employee of the Seller), generally in the form of Exhibit D hereto ("Opinion of Counsel of the Seller"); with respect to subsequent Closing Dates, an Opinion of Counsel of the Seller upon request of the Purchaser; -39- 7. with respect to the initial Closing Date, an Opinion of Counsel of the Custodian (who may be an employee of the Custodian), in the form of an exhibit to the Custodial Agreement(s), if required; 8. a Security Release Certification, in the form of Exhibit E or F, as applicable, hereto executed by any person, as requested by the Purchaser, if any of the Mortgage Loans have at any time been subject to any security interest, pledge or hypothecation for the benefit of such person; 9. a certificate or other evidence of merger or change of name, signed or stamped by the applicable regulatory authority, if any of the Mortgage Loans were acquired by the Seller by merger or acquired or originated by the Seller while conducting business under a name other than its present name, if applicable; 10. with respect to the initial Closing Date, the Underwriting Guidelines to be attached hereto as Exhibit G and with respect to each subsequent Closing Date, the Underwriting Guidelines to be attached to the related Assignment and Conveyance; 11. Assignment and Conveyance Agreement in the form of Exhibit H hereto, and all exhibits thereto; and 12. a MERS Report reflecting the Purchaser as Investor, the Custodian as custodian and no Person as Interim Funder for each MERS Designated Mortgage Loan. The Seller shall bear the risk of loss of the closing documents until such time as they are received by the Purchaser or its attorneys. SECTION 12. Costs. The Purchaser shall pay any commissions due its salesmen and the legal fees and expenses of its attorneys and custodial fees. All other costs and expenses incurred in connection with the transfer and delivery of the Mortgage Loans and the Servicing Rights including recording fees, fees for title policy endorsements and continuations, fees for recording Assignments of Mortgage, and the Seller's attorney's fees, shall be paid by the Seller. SECTION 13. Cooperation of Seller with a Reconstitution. The Seller and the Purchaser agree that with respect to some or all of the Mortgage Loans, after the related Closing Date, on one or more dates (each, a "Reconstitution Date") at the Purchaser's sole option, the Purchaser may effect a sale (each, a "Reconstitution") of some or all of the Mortgage Loans then subject to this Agreement, without recourse, to: (i) Fannie Mae under its Cash Purchase Program or MBS Program (Special Servicing Option) (each, a "Fannie Mae Transfer"); or -40- (ii) Freddie Mac (the "Freddie Mac Transfer"); or (iii) one or more third party purchasers in one or more Whole Loan Transfers; or (iv) one or more trusts or other entities to be formed as part of one or more Securitization Transactions. The Seller agrees to execute in connection with any Agency Transfer, any and all reasonably acceptable pool purchase contracts, and/or agreements among the Purchaser, the Seller, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac (as the case may be) and any servicer in connection with a Whole Loan Transfer, a seller's warranties and servicing agreement or a participation and servicing agreement, each in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the parties, and in connection with a Securitization Transaction, a pooling and servicing agreement in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the parties (collectively, the agreements referred to herein are designated the "Reconstitution Agreements"), together with an opinion of counsel with respect thereto. With respect to each Whole Loan Transfer and each Securitization Transaction entered into by the Purchaser, the Seller agrees (1) to cooperate fully with the Purchaser and any prospective purchaser with respect to all reasonable requests and due diligence procedures; (2) to execute, deliver and perform all Reconstitution Agreements required by the Purchaser; and (3) to restate the representations and warranties set forth in Subsections 9.01 and 9.02 as of the settlement or closing date in connection with such Reconstitution; or make the representations and warranties set forth in the related selling/servicing guide of the servicer or issuer (solely to the extent such representations and warranties are substantially the same as the representations and warranties contained herein), as the case may be, or such representations or warranties as may be required by any rating agency or prospective purchaser of the related securities or such Mortgage Loans in connection with such Reconstitution (solely to the extent such representations and warranties are substantially the same as the representations and warranties contained herein); The Seller shall provide to such servicer or issuer, as the case may be, and any other participants or purchasers in such Reconstitution: (i) any and all information and appropriate verification of information which may be reasonably available to the Seller or its affiliates, whether through letters of its auditors and counsel or otherwise, as the Purchaser or any such other participant shall request; (ii) such additional representations, warranties, covenants, opinions of counsel, letters from auditors, and certificates of public officials or officers of the Seller or the Interim Servicer as are reasonably believed necessary by the Purchaser or any such other participant, at the sole expense of the Purchaser or such other Participant; and (iii) to execute, deliver and satisfy all conditions set forth in any indemnity agreement required by the Purchaser or any such participant, including, without limitation, an Indemnification and Contribution Agreement in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit B. Moreover, the Seller agrees to cooperate with all reasonable requests made by the Purchaser to effect such Reconstitution Agreements. The Seller shall indemnify the Purchaser, each affiliate of the Purchaser participating in the Reconstitution and each Person who controls the Purchaser or such affiliate and their respective present and former directors, officers, employees and agents, and hold each of them harmless from and against any losses, damages, penalties, fines, forfeitures, legal fees and expenses and related costs, judgments, and any other costs, fees and expenses that each of them may sustain in -41- any way related to any information provided by or on behalf of the Seller regarding the Seller, the Mortgage Loans or the Underwriting Guidelines set forth in any offering document prepared in connection with any Reconstitution. For purposes of the previous sentence, "Purchaser" shall mean the Person then acting as the Purchaser under this Agreement and any and all Persons who previously were "Purchasers" under this Agreement. In the event the Purchaser has elected to have the Seller or the Interim Servicer hold record title to the Mortgages, prior to the Reconstitution Date, the Seller shall prepare an assignment of mortgage in blank or to the prospective purchaser or trustee, as applicable, from the Seller or the Interim Servicer, as applicable, reasonably acceptable to the prospective purchaser or trustee, as applicable, for each Mortgage Loan that is part of the Reconstitution and shall pay all preparation and recording costs associated therewith. In connection with the Reconstitution, the Seller shall execute or shall cause the Interim Servicer to execute each assignment of mortgage, track such Assignments of Mortgage to ensure they have been recorded and deliver them as required by the prospective purchaser or trustee, as applicable, upon the Seller's receipt thereof. Additionally, the Seller shall prepare and execute or shall cause the Interim Servicer to execute, at the direction of the Purchaser, any note endorsement in connection with any and all seller/servicer agreements. All Mortgage Loans not sold or transferred pursuant to a Reconstitution shall remain subject to this Agreement and, if the Interim Servicing Agreement shall remain in effect with respect to the related Mortgage Loan Package, shall continue to be serviced in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and the Interim Servicing Agreement and with respect thereto this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. SECTION 14. The Seller. Subsection 14.01 Additional Indemnification by the Seller; Third Party Claims. (a) The Seller shall indemnify any Purchaser and its present and former directors, officers, employees and agents and the Successor Servicer and its present and former directors, officers, employees and agents, and hold such parties harmless against any and all claims, losses, damages, penalties, fines, forfeitures, legal fees and expenses (including legal fees and expenses incurred in connection with the enforcement of the Seller's indemnification obligation under this Subsection 14.01) and related costs, judgments, and any other costs, fees and expenses that such parties may sustain in any way related to the failure of the Seller to perform its duties and the Interim Servicer to service the Mortgage Loans in strict compliance with the terms of this Agreement or any Reconstitution Agreement entered into pursuant to Section 13 or any breach of any of Seller's representations, warranties and covenants set forth in this Agreement. For purposes of this clause "Purchaser" shall mean the Person then acting as the Purchaser under this Agreement and any and all Persons who previously were "Purchasers" under this Agreement and "Successor Servicer" shall mean any Person designated as the Successor Servicer pursuant to this Agreement and any and all Persons who previously were "Successor Servicers" pursuant to this Agreement. -42- (b) Promptly after receipt by an indemnified party under this Subsection 14.01 of notice of the commencement of any action, such indemnified party will, if a claim in respect thereof is to be made against the indemnifying party under this Subsection 14.01, notify the indemnifying party in writing of the commencement thereof; but the omission so to notify the indemnifying party will not relieve the indemnifying party from any liability which it may have to any indemnified party under this Subsection 14.01, except to the extent that it has been prejudiced in any material respect, or from any liability which it may have, otherwise than under this Subsection 14.01. In case any such action is brought against any indemnified party and it notifies the indemnifying party of the commencement thereof, the indemnifying party will be entitled to participate therein, and to the extent that it may elect by written notice delivered to the indemnified party promptly after receiving the aforesaid notice from such indemnified party, to assume the defense thereof, with counsel reasonably satisfactory to such indemnified party; provided that if the defendants in any such action include both the indemnified party and the indemnifying party and the indemnified party or parties shall have reasonably concluded that there may be legal defenses available to it or them and/or other indemnified parties which are different from or additional to those available to the indemnifying party, the indemnified party or parties shall have the right to select separate counsel to assert such legal defenses and to otherwise participate in the defense of such action on behalf of such indemnified party or parties. Upon receipt of notice from the indemnifying party to such indemnified party of its election so to assume the defense of such action and approval by the indemnified party of counsel, the indemnifying party will not be liable to such indemnified party for expenses incurred by the indemnified party in connection with the defense thereof unless (i) the indemnified party shall have employed separate counsel in connection with the assertion of legal defenses in accordance with the proviso to the next preceding sentence (it being understood, however, that the indemnifying party shall not be liable for the expenses of more than one separate counsel (together with one local counsel, if applicable)), (ii) the indemnifying party shall not have employed counsel reasonably satisfactory to the indemnified party to represent the indemnified party within a reasonable time after notice of commencement of the action or (iii) the indemnifying party has authorized in writing the employment of counsel for the indemnified party at the expense of the indemnifying party; and except that, if clause (i) or (iii) is applicable, such liability shall be only in respect of the counsel referred to in such clause (i) or (iii). Subsection 14.02 Merger or Consolidation of the Seller. The Seller will keep in full effect its existence, rights and franchises as a corporation under the laws of the state of its incorporation except as permitted herein, and will obtain and preserve its qualification to do business as a foreign corporation in each jurisdiction in which such qualification is or shall be necessary to protect the validity and enforceability of this Agreement, or any of the Mortgage Loans and to perform its duties under this Agreement. Any Person into which the Seller may be merged or consolidated, or any corporation resulting from any merger, conversion or consolidation to which the Seller shall be a party, or any Person succeeding to the business of the Seller, shall be the successor of the Seller hereunder, without the execution or filing of any paper or any further act on the part of any of the parties hereto, anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding; provided, however, that the successor or surviving Person shall have a net worth of at least $25,000,000. -43- SECTION 15. Financial Statements. The Seller understands that in connection with the Purchaser's marketing of the Mortgage Loans, the Purchaser shall make available to prospective purchasers audited financial statements of MortgageIT Holdings, Inc., the Seller's direct parent company, for the most recently completed three fiscal years respecting which such statements are available, as well as a Consolidated Statement of Condition of the Seller at the end of the last two fiscal years covered by such Consolidated Statement of Operations. The Seller shall also make available any comparable interim statements to the extent any such statements have been prepared by the Seller (and are available upon request to members or stockholders of the Seller or the public at large). The Seller, if it has not already done so, agrees to furnish promptly to the Purchaser copies of the statements specified above. The Seller shall also make available information on its servicing performance with respect to loans serviced for others, including delinquency ratios. The Seller also agrees to allow reasonable access to a knowledgeable financial or accounting officer for the purpose of answering questions asked by any prospective purchaser regarding recent developments affecting the Seller or the financial statements of the Seller, unless such access contravenes federal or state securities laws, regulations and reasonable interpretations thereof. SECTION 16. Mandatory Delivery; Grant of Security Interest. The sale and delivery on the related Closing Date of the Mortgage Loans described on the related Mortgage Loan Schedule is mandatory from and after the date of the execution of the related Purchase Price and Terms Agreement, it being specifically understood and agreed that each Mortgage Loan is unique and identifiable on the date hereof and that an award of money damages would be insufficient to compensate the Purchaser for the losses and damages incurred by the Purchaser (including damages to prospective purchasers of the Mortgage Loans) in the event of the Seller's failure to deliver (i) each of the related Mortgage Loans or (ii) one or more Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loans or (iii) one or more Mortgage Loans otherwise acceptable to the Purchaser on or before the related Closing Date. The Seller hereby grants to the Purchaser a lien on and a continuing security interest in each Mortgage Loan and each document and instrument evidencing each such Mortgage Loan to secure the performance by the Seller of its obligations under the fully-executed related Purchase Price and Terms Agreement, and the Seller agrees that it shall hold such Mortgage Loans in custody for the Purchaser subject to the Purchaser's (a) right to reject any Mortgage Loan (or Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan) under the terms of this Agreement and to require another Mortgage Loan (or Qualified Substitute Mortgage Loan) to be substituted therefor, and (b) obligation to pay the Purchase Price for the Mortgage Loans. All rights and remedies of the Purchaser under this Agreement are distinct from, and cumulative with, any other rights or remedies under this Agreement or afforded by law or equity and all such rights and remedies may be exercised concurrently, independently or successively. -44- SECTION 17. Notices. All demands, notices and communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given if mailed, by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, or, if by other means, when received by the other party at the address as follows: (i) if to the Seller: MortgageIT, Inc. 33 Maiden Lane, 6th Floor New York, New York 10038 Attention: Claude Etienne (ii) if to the Purchaser: Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Inc. 1221 Avenue of the Americas 27th Floor New York, New York 10020 Attention: Peter Woroniecki - Whole Loan Operations Manager Fax: 212-507-3565 Email: peter.woroniecki@morganstanley.com with copies to: Jeff Williams Morgan Stanley - Servicing Oversight 5002 T-Rex Ave Suite 300 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 Fax: 561-443-6040 Email: jeff.williams@morganstanley.com Scott Samlin Morgan Stanley - RFPG 1585 Broadway, 10th Floor New York, New York 10036 Fax: 212-761-6352 Email: scott.samlin@morganstanley.com or such other address as may hereafter be furnished to the other party by like notice. Any such demand, notice or communication hereunder shall be deemed to have been received on the date delivered to or received at the premises of the addressee (as evidenced, in the case of registered or certified mail, by the date noted on the return receipt). -45- SECTION 18. Severability Clause. Any part, provision representation or warranty of this Agreement which is prohibited or unenforceable or is held to be void or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall be ineffective, as to such jurisdiction, to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability without invalidating the remaining provisions hereof, and any such prohibition or unenforceability in any jurisdiction as to any Mortgage Loan shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any other jurisdiction. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the parties hereto waive any provision of law which prohibits or renders void or unenforceable any provision hereof. If the invalidity of any part, provision, representation or warranty of this Agreement shall deprive any party of the economic benefit intended to be conferred by this Agreement, the parties shall negotiate, in good-faith, to develop a structure the economic effect of which is nearly as possible the same as the economic effect of this Agreement without regard to such invalidity. SECTION 19. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed simultaneously in any number of counterparts. Each counterpart shall be deemed to be an original, and all such counterparts shall constitute one and the same instrument. SECTION 20. Intention of the Parties. It is the intention of the parties that the Purchaser is purchasing, and the Seller is selling the Mortgage Loans and not a debt instrument of the Seller or another security. Accordingly, the parties hereto each intend to treat the transaction for federal income tax purposes as a sale by the Seller, and a purchase by the Purchaser, of the Mortgage Loans. Moreover, the arrangement under which the Mortgage Loans are held shall be consistent with classification of such arrangement as a grantor trust in the event it is not found to represent direct ownership of the Mortgage Loans. The Purchaser shall have the right to review the Mortgage Loans and the related Mortgage Loan Files to determine the characteristics of the Mortgage Loans which shall affect the federal income tax consequences of owning the Mortgage Loans and the Seller shall cooperate with all reasonable requests made by the Purchaser in the course of such review. SECTION 21. Successors and Assigns; Assignment of Purchase Agreement. This Agreement shall bind and inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the Seller and the Purchaser and the respective permitted successors and assigns of the Seller and the successors and assigns of the Purchaser. This Agreement shall not be assigned, pledged or hypothecated by the Seller to a third party without the prior written consent of the Purchaser, which consent may be withheld by the Purchaser in its sole discretion. This Agreement may be assigned, pledged or hypothecated by the Purchaser in whole or in part, and with respect to one or more of the Mortgage Loans, without the consent of the Seller. There shall be no limitation on the number of assignments or transfers allowable by the Purchaser with respect to the Mortgage Loans and this Agreement. In the event the Purchaser assigns this Agreement, and the assignee assumes any of the Purchaser's obligations hereunder, the Seller acknowledges and agrees to look solely to such assignee, and not to the Purchaser, for performance of the -46- obligations so assumed and the Purchaser shall be relieved from any liability to the Seller with respect thereto. SECTION 22. Waivers. No term or provision of this Agreement may be waived or modified unless such waiver or modification is in writing and signed by the party against whom such waiver or modification is sought to be enforced. SECTION 23. Exhibits. The exhibits to this Agreement are hereby incorporated and made a part hereof and are an integral part of this Agreement. SECTION 24. General Interpretive Principles. For purposes of this Agreement, except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise requires: (a) the terms defined in this Agreement have the meanings assigned to them in this Agreement and include the plural as well as the singular, and the use of any gender herein shall be deemed to include the other gender; (b) accounting terms not otherwise defined herein have the meanings assigned to them in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles; (c) references herein to "Articles," "Sections," "Subsections," "Paragraphs," and other subdivisions without reference to a document are to designated Articles, Sections, Subsections, Paragraphs and other subdivisions of this Agreement; (d) reference to a Subsection without further reference to a Section is a reference to such Subsection as contained in the same Section in which the reference appears, and this rule shall also apply to Paragraphs and other subdivisions; (e) the words "herein," "hereof," "hereunder" and other words of similar import refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular provision; and (f) the terms "include" and "including" shall mean without limitation by reason of enumeration. SECTION 25. Reproduction of Documents. This Agreement and all documents relating thereto, including, without limitation, (a) consents, waivers and modifications which may hereafter be executed, (b) documents received by any party at the closing, and (c) financial statements, certificates and other information previously or hereafter furnished, may be reproduced by any photographic, photostatic, microfilm, micro-card, miniature photographic or other similar process. The parties agree that any such reproduction shall be admissible in evidence as the original itself in any -47- judicial or administrative proceeding, whether or not the original is in existence and whether or not such reproduction was made by a party in the regular course of business, and that any enlargement, facsimile or further reproduction of such reproduction shall likewise be admissible in evidence. SECTION 26. Further Agreements. The Seller and the Purchaser each agree to execute and deliver to the other such reasonable and appropriate additional documents, instruments or agreements as may be necessary or appropriate to effectuate the purposes of this Agreement. SECTION 27. Recordation of Assignments of Mortgage. To the extent permitted by applicable law, each of the Assignments of Mortgage is subject to recordation in all appropriate public offices for real property records in all the counties or their comparable jurisdictions in which any or all of the Mortgaged Properties are situated, and in any other appropriate public recording office or elsewhere, such recordation to be effected at the Seller's expense in the event recordation is either necessary under applicable law or requested by the Purchaser at its sole option. SECTION 28. No Solicitation. From and after the related Closing Date, the Seller agrees that it will not take any action or permit or cause any action to be taken by any of its agents or affiliates, or by any independent contractors on the Seller's behalf, to personally, by telephone or mail (via electronic means or otherwise), solicit a Mortgagor under any Mortgage Loan for the purpose of refinancing a Mortgage Loan, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the Purchaser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, it is understood and agreed that the Seller, or any of its respective affiliates: (i) may advertise its availability for handling refinancings of mortgages in its portfolio, including the promotion of terms it has available for such refinancings, through the sending of letters or promotional material, so long as it does not specifically target Mortgagors and so long as such promotional material either is sent to the mortgagors for all of the mortgages in the servicing portfolio of the Seller and any of its affiliates (those it owns as well as those serviced for others); and (ii) may provide pay-off information and otherwise cooperate with individual mortgagors who contact it about prepaying their mortgages by advising them of refinancing terms and streamlined origination arrangements that are available. Promotions undertaken by the Seller or by any affiliate of the Seller which are directed to the general public at large (including, without limitation, mass mailing based on commercially acquired mailing lists, newspaper, radio and television advertisements), shall not constitute solicitation under this Section 28. -48- SECTION 29. Waiver of Trial by Jury. THE SELLER AND THE PURCHASER EACH KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY OF ANY DISPUTE ARISING UNDER OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY. SECTION 30. Governing Law Jurisdiction; Consent to Service of Process. THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE DEEMED IN EFFECT WHEN A FULLY EXECUTED COUNTERPART THEREOF IS RECEIVED BY THE PURCHASER IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE BEEN MADE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ITS CHOICE OF LAW RULES AND PRINCIPLES. EACH OF THE PURCHASER AND THE SELLER IRREVOCABLY (I) SUBMITS TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE COURTS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND THE FEDERAL COURTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK FOR THE PURPOSE OF ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT; (II) WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE DEFENSE OF AN INCONVENIENT FORUM IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING IN ANY SUCH COURT; (III) AGREES THAT A FINAL JUDGMENT IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING IN ANY SUCH COURT SHALL BE CONCLUSIVE AND MAY BE ENFORCED IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION BY SUIT ON THE JUDGMENT OR IN ANY OTHER MANNER PROVIDED BY LAW; AND (IV) CONSENTS TO SERVICE OF PROCESS UPON IT BY MAILING A COPY THEREOF BY CERTIFIED MAIL ADDRESSED TO IT AS PROVIDED FOR NOTICES HEREUNDER. SECTION 31. Amendment. This Agreement may be amended from time to time by the Purchaser and the Seller by written agreement signed by the parties hereto. SECTION 32. Confidentiality. Each of the Purchaser and the Seller shall employ proper procedures and standards designed to maintain the confidential nature of the terms of this Agreement, except to the extent: (a) the disclosure of which is reasonably believed by such party to be required in connection with regulatory requirements or other legal requirements relating to its affairs; (b) disclosed to any one or more of such party's employees, officers, directors, agents, attorneys or accountants who would have access to the contents of this Agreement and such data and information in the normal course of the performance of such Person's duties for such party, to the extent such party has procedures in effect to inform such Person of the confidential nature thereof; (c) that is disclosed in a prospectus, prospectus supplement or private placement memorandum relating to a securitization of the Mortgage Loans by the Purchaser (or an affiliate assignee thereof) or to any Person in connection with the resale or proposed resale of all or a -49- portion of the Mortgage Loans by such party in accordance with the terms of this Agreement; and (d) that is reasonably believed by such party to be necessary for the enforcement of such party's rights under this Agreement. Notwithstanding any other express or implied agreement to the contrary, each of the Purchaser and the Seller agree and acknowledge that each of them and each of their employees, representatives, and other agents may disclose to any and all persons, without limitation of any kind, the tax treatment and tax structure of the transaction and all materials of any kind (including opinions or other tax analyses) that are provided to any of them relating to such tax treatment and tax structure, except to the extent that confidentiality is reasonably necessary to comply with U.S. federal or state securities laws. For purposes of this paragraph, the terms "tax treatment" and "tax structure" have the meanings specified in Treasury Regulation section 1.6011-4(c). SECTION 33. Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding relating to the subject matter hereof between the parties hereto and any prior oral or written agreements between them shall be deemed to have merged herewith. SECTION 34. Compliance with Regulation AB Subsection 34.01 Intent of the Parties; Reasonableness. The Purchaser and the Seller acknowledge and agree that the purpose of Section 34 of this Agreement is to facilitate compliance by the Purchaser and any Depositor with the provisions of Regulation AB and related rules and regulations of the Commission. Although Regulation AB is applicable by its terms only to offerings of asset-backed securities that are registered under the Securities Act, the Company acknowledges that investors in privately offered securities may require that the Purchaser or any Depositor provide comparable disclosure in unregistered offerings. References in this Agreement to compliance with Regulation AB include provision of comparable disclosure in private offerings. Neither the Purchaser nor any Depositor shall exercise its right to request delivery of information or other performance under these provisions other than in good faith, or for purposes other than compliance with the Securities Act, the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder (or the provision in a private offering of disclosure comparable to that required under the Securities Act).. The Seller acknowledges that interpretations of the requirements of Regulation AB may change over time, whether due to interpretive guidance provided by the Commission or its staff, consensus among participants in the asset-backed securities markets, advice of counsel, or otherwise, and agrees to comply with requests made by the Purchaser or any Depositor in good faith for delivery of information under these provisions on the basis of evolving interpretations of Regulation AB. In connection with any Securitization Transaction, the Seller shall cooperate fully with the Purchaser to deliver to the Purchaser (including any of its assignees or designees) and any Depositor, any and all statements, reports, certifications, records and any other information necessary in the good faith determination of the Purchaser or any Depositor to permit the Purchaser or such Depositor to -50- comply with the provisions of Regulation AB, together with such disclosures relating to the Seller, any Third-Party Originator and the Mortgage Loans, or the servicing of the Mortgage Loans, reasonably believed by the Purchaser or any Depositor to be necessary in order to effect such compliance. Subsection 34.02 Additional Representations and Warranties of the Seller. (a) The Seller shall be deemed to represent to the Purchaser and to any Depositor, as of the date on which information is first provided to the Purchaser or any Depositor under Subsection 34.03 that, except as disclosed in writing to the Purchaser or such Depositor prior to such date: (i) the Seller is not aware and has not received notice that any default, early amortization or other performance triggering event has occurred as to any other securitization due to any act or failure to act of the Seller; (ii) the Interim Servicer has not been terminated as servicer in a residential mortgage loan securitization, either due to a servicing default or to application of a servicing performance test or trigger; (iii) no material noncompliance with the applicable servicing criteria with respect to other securitizations of residential mortgage loans involving the Interim Servicer as servicer has been disclosed or reported by the Seller; (iv) no material changes to the Interim Servicer's policies or procedures with respect to the servicing function it will perform under the Interim Servicing Agreement and any Reconstitution Agreement for mortgage loans of a type similar to the Mortgage Loans have occurred during the three-year period immediately preceding the related Securitization Transaction; (v) there are no aspects of the Interim Servicer's financial condition that could have a material adverse effect on the performance by the Interim Servicer of its servicing obligations under the Interim Servicing Agreement or any Reconstitution Agreement; (vi) there are no material legal or governmental proceedings pending (or known to be contemplated) against the Seller, Interim Servicer, any Subservicer or any Third-Party Originator; and (vii) there are no affiliations, relationships or transactions relating to the Seller, Interim Servicer, any Subservicer or any Third-Party Originator with respect to any Securitization Transaction and any party thereto identified by the related Depositor of a type described in Item 1119 of Regulation AB. (b) If so requested by the Purchaser or any Depositor on any date following the date on which information is first provided to the Purchaser or any Depositor under Subsection 34.03, the Seller shall, within five Business Days following such request, confirm in writing the accuracy of the representations and warranties set forth in paragraph (a) of this Section or, if any such representation and warranty is not accurate as of the date of such request, provide reasonably adequate disclosure of the pertinent facts, in writing, to the requesting party. Subsection 34.03 Information to Be Provided by the Seller. In connection with any Securitization Transaction the Seller shall (i) within five Business Days following request by the Purchaser or any Depositor, provide to the Purchaser and such Depositor (or, as applicable, cause each Third-Party Originator to provide), in writing and in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Purchaser and such Depositor, the information and materials specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Section, and (ii) as promptly as practicable following notice to or discovery by the Seller, provide to the Purchaser and any Depositor (in writing and in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Purchaser and such Depositor) the information specified in paragraph (d) of this Section. -51- (a) If so requested by the Purchaser or any Depositor, the Seller shall provide such information regarding (i) the Seller, as originator of the Mortgage Loans (including as an acquirer of Mortgage Loans from a Qualified Correspondent), or (ii) each Third-Party Originator, as is requested for the purpose of compliance with Items 1103(a)(1), 1105, 1110, 1117 and 1119 of Regulation AB. Such information shall include, at a minimum: (A) the originator's form of organization; (B) a description of the originator's origination program and how long the originator has been engaged in originating residential mortgage loans, which description shall include a discussion of the originator's experience in originating mortgage loans of a similar type as the Mortgage Loans; information regarding the size and composition of the originator's origination portfolio; and information that may be material, in the good faith judgment of the Purchaser or any Depositor, to an analysis of the performance of the Mortgage Loans, including the originators' credit-granting or underwriting criteria for mortgage loans of similar type(s) as the Mortgage Loans and such other information as the Purchaser or any Depositor may reasonably request for the purpose of compliance with Item 1110(b)(2) of Regulation AB; (C) a description of any material legal or governmental proceedings pending (or known to be contemplated) against the Seller and each Third-Party Originator; and (D) a description of any affiliation or relationship between the Seller, each Third-Party Originator and any of the following parties to a Securitization Transaction, as such parties are identified to the Seller by the Purchaser or any Depositor in writing in advance of such Securitization Transaction: (2) the sponsor; (3) the depositor; (4) the issuing entity; (5) any servicer; (6) any trustee; (7) any originator; (8) any significant obligor; (9) any enhancement or support provider; and (10) any ther material transaction party. (b) If so requested by the Purchaser or any Depositor, the Seller shall provide (or, as applicable, cause each Third-Party Originator to provide) Static Pool Information with respect to the mortgage loans (of a similar type as the Mortgage Loans, as reasonably identified by the Purchaser as provided below) originated by (i) the Seller, if the Seller is an originator of Mortgage Loans (including as an acquirer of Mortgage Loans from a Qualified Correspondent), and/or (ii) each Third-Party Originator. Such Static Pool Information shall be prepared in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Purchaser by the Seller (or Third-Party Originator) -52- on the basis of its reasonable, good faith interpretation of the requirements of Item 1105(a)(1)-(3) of Regulation AB. To the extent that there is reasonably available to the Seller (or Third-Party Originator) Static Pool Information with respect to more than one mortgage loan type, the Purchaser or any Depositor shall be entitled to specify whether some or all of such information shall be provided pursuant to this paragraph. Such Static Pool Information for each vintage origination year or prior securitized pool, as applicable, shall be presented in increments no less frequently than quarterly over the life of the mortgage loans included in the vintage origination year or prior securitized pool. The most recent periodic increment must be as of a date no later than 135 days prior to the date of the prospectus or other offering document in which the Static Pool Information is to be included or incorporated by reference. The Static Pool Information shall be provided in an electronic format that provides a permanent record of the information provided, such as a portable document format (pdf) file, or other such electronic format reasonably required by the Purchaser or the Depositor, as applicable. Promptly following notice or discovery of a material error in Static Pool Information provided pursuant to the immediately preceding paragraph (including an omission to include therein information required to be provided pursuant to such paragraph), the Seller shall provide corrected Static Pool Information to the Purchaser or any Depositor, as applicable, in the same format in which Static Pool Information was previously provided to such party by the Seller. If so requested by the Purchaser or any Depositor, the Seller shall provide (or, as applicable, cause each Third-Party Originator to provide), at the expense of the requesting party (to the extent of any additional incremental expense associated with delivery pursuant to this Agreement), such agreed-upon procedures letters of certified public accountants reasonably acceptable to the Purchaser or Depositor, as applicable, pertaining to Static Pool Information relating to prior securitized pools for securitizations closed on or after January 1, 2006 or, in the case of Static Pool Information with respect to the Seller's or Third-Party Originator's originations or purchases, to calendar months commencing January 1, 2006, as the Purchaser or such Depositor shall reasonably request. Such letters shall be addressed to and be for the benefit of such parties as the Purchaser or such Depositor shall designate, which may include, by way of example, any Sponsor, any Depositor and any broker dealer acting as underwriter, placement agent or initial purchaser with respect to a Securitization Transaction. Any such statement or letter may take the form of a standard, generally applicable document accompanied by a reliance letter authorizing reliance by the addressees designated by the Purchaser or such Depositor. (c) [Reserved] (d) If so requested by the Purchaser or any Depositor for the purpose of satisfying its reporting obligation under the Exchange Act with respect to any class of asset-backed securities, the Seller shall (or shall cause each Third-Party Originator to) (i) notify the Purchaser and any Depositor in writing of (A) any material litigation or governmental proceedings pending against the Seller or any Third-Party Originator and (B) any affiliations or relationships that develop following the closing date of a Securitization Transaction between the Seller or any Third-Party Originator and any of the parties specified in clause (D) of paragraph (a) of this Section (and any other parties identified in writing by the requesting party) with -53- respect to such Securitization Transaction, and (ii) provide to the Purchaser and any Depositor a description of such proceedings, affiliations or relationships. With respect to those Mortgage Loans that were originated by Seller and sold to the Purchaser pursuant to this Agreement and subsequently securitized by the Purchaser or any of its Affiliates, the Purchaser shall, to the extent consistent with then-current industry practice, cause the servicer (or another party to such securitization) under the securitization to be obligated to provide, information with respect to the Mortgage Loans from and after cut-off date of such securitization necessary for the Seller to comply with its obligations under Regulation AB, including, without limitation, providing to the Seller static pool information, as set forth in Item 1105(a)(2) and (5) of Regulation AB. Subsection 34.04 Indemnification; Remedies. (a) The Seller shall indemnify the Purchaser, each affiliate of the Purchaser, and each of the following parties participating in a Securitization Transaction: each sponsor and issuing entity; each Person responsible for the preparation, execution or filing of any report required to be filed with the Commission with respect to such Securitization Transaction, or for execution of a certification pursuant to Rule 13a-14(d) or Rule 15d-14(d) under the Exchange Act with respect to such Securitization Transaction; each broker dealer acting as underwriter, placement agent or initial purchaser, each Person who controls any of such parties or the Depositor (within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act and Section 20 of the Exchange Act); and the respective present and former directors, officers, employees and agents of each of the foregoing and of the Depositor, and shall hold each of them harmless from and against any losses, damages, penalties, fines, forfeitures, legal fees and expenses and related costs, judgments, and any other costs, fees and expenses that any of them may sustain arising out of or based upon: (i) (A) any untrue statement of a material fact contained or alleged to be contained in any information, report, certification, accountants' letter or other material provided in written or electronic form under this Section 34 by or on behalf of the Seller, or provided under this Section 34 by or on behalf of any Third-Party Originator (collectively, the "Seller Information"), or (B) the omission or alleged omission to state in the Seller Information a material fact required to be stated in the Seller Information or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided, by way of clarification, that clause (B) of this paragraph shall be construed solely by reference to the Seller Information and not to any other information communicated in connection with a sale or purchase of securities, without regard to whether the Seller Information or any portion thereof is presented together with or separately from such other information; (ii) any failure by the Seller or any Third-Party Originator to deliver any information, report, certification, accountants' letter or other material when and as required under this Section 34; or -54- (iii) any breach by the Seller of a representation or warranty set forth in Subsection 34.02(a) or in a writing furnished pursuant to Subsection 34.02(b) and made as of a date prior to the closing date of the related Securitization Transaction, to the extent that such breach is not cured by such closing date, or any breach by the Seller of a representation or warranty in a writing furnished pursuant to Subsection 34.02(b) to the extent made as of a date subsequent to such closing date. In the case of any failure of performance described in clause (a)(ii) of this Section, the Seller shall promptly reimburse the Purchaser, any Depositor, as applicable, and each Person responsible for the preparation, execution or filing of any report required to be filed with the Commission with respect to such Securitization Transaction, or for execution of a certification pursuant to Rule 13a-14(d) or Rule 15d-14(d) under the Exchange Act with respect to such Securitization Transaction, for all costs reasonably incurred by each such party in order to obtain the information, report, certification, accountants' letter or other material not delivered as required by the Seller or any Third-Party Originator. (b) Any failure by the Seller or any Third-Party Originator to deliver any information, report, certification, accountants' letter or other material when and as required under this Section 34, or any breach by the Seller of a representation or warranty set forth in Subsection 34.02(a) or in a writing furnished pursuant to Subsection 34.02(b) and made as of a date prior to the closing date of the related Securitization Transaction, to the extent that such breach is not cured by such closing date, or any breach by the Seller of a representation or warranty in a writing furnished pursuant to Subsection 34.02(b) to the extent made as of a date subsequent to such closing date, shall immediately and automatically, without notice or grace period, constitute an Event of Default with respect to the Seller under this Agreement and any applicable Reconstitution Agreement, and shall entitle the Purchaser or Depositor, as applicable, in its sole discretion to terminate the rights and obligations of the Interim Servicer as servicer under the Interim Servicing Agreement and/or any applicable Reconstitution Agreement without payment (notwithstanding anything in this Agreement or any applicable Reconstitution Agreement to the contrary) of any compensation to the Interim Servicer; provided that to the extent that any provision of this Agreement and/or any applicable Reconstitution Agreement expressly provides for the survival of certain rights or obligations following termination of the Interim Servicer as servicer, such provision shall be given effect. [Signature Page Follows] -55- IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Seller and the Purchaser have caused their names to be signed hereto by their respective officers thereunto duly authorized as of the date first above written. MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE CAPITAL INC. By: ----------------------------------- Name: Title: MORTGAGEIT, INC. By: ----------------------------------- Name: Title: EXHIBIT A-1 MORTGAGE LOAN DOCUMENTS ----------------------- With respect to each Mortgage Loan, the Mortgage Loan Documents shall include each of the following items, which shall be available for inspection by the Purchaser and any prospective Purchaser, and which shall be delivered to the Custodian, or to such other Person as the Purchaser shall designate in writing, pursuant to Section 6 of the Third Amended and Restated Mortgage Loan Purchase and Warranties Agreement to which this Exhibit is attached (the "Agreement"): (a) the original Mortgage Note bearing all intervening endorsements, endorsed "Pay to the order of _________, without recourse" and signed in the name of the last endorsee (the "Last Endorsee") by an authorized officer. To the extent that there is no room on the face of the Mortgage Notes for endorsements, the endorsement may be contained on an allonge, if state law so allows and the Custodian is so advised by the Seller that state law so allows. If the Mortgage Loan was acquired by the Seller in a merger, the endorsement must be substantially in the form "[Last Endorsee], successor by merger to [name of predecessor]". If the Mortgage Loan was acquired or originated by the Last Endorsee while doing business under another name, the endorsement must be substantially in the form "[Last Endorsee], formerly known as [previous name]"; (b) the original of any guarantee executed in connection with the Mortgage Note; (c) with respect to Mortgage Loans that are not Co-op Loans, the original Mortgage with evidence of recording thereon. With respect to any Co-op Loan, an original or copy of the Security Agreement. If in connection with any Mortgage Loan, the Seller cannot deliver or cause to be delivered the original Mortgage with evidence of recording thereon on or prior to the Closing Date because of a delay caused by the public recording office where such Mortgage has been delivered for recordation or because such Mortgage has been lost or because such public recording office retains the original recorded Mortgage, the Seller shall deliver or cause to be delivered to the Custodian, a photocopy of such Mortgage, together with (i) in the case of a delay caused by the public recording office, an Officer's Certificate of the Seller (or certified by the title company, escrow agent, or closing attorney) stating that such Mortgage has been dispatched to the appropriate public recording office for recordation and that the original recorded Mortgage or a copy of such Mortgage certified by such public recording office to be a true and complete copy of the original recorded Mortgage will be promptly delivered to the Custodian upon receipt thereof by the Seller; or (ii) in the case of a Mortgage 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, a copy of such Mortgage certified by such public recording office to be a true and complete copy of the original recorded Mortgage; (d) the originals of all assumption, modification, consolidation or extension agreements, if any, with evidence of recording thereon; A-1-1 (e) with respect to Mortgage Loans that are not Co-op Loans, the original Assignment of Mortgage for each Mortgage Loan, in form and substance acceptable for recording (except with respect to MERS Designated Loans). The Assignment of Mortgage must be duly recorded only if recordation is either necessary under applicable law or commonly required by private institutional mortgage investors in the area where the Mortgaged Property is located or on direction of the Purchaser as provided in this Agreement. If the Assignment of Mortgage is to be recorded, the Mortgage shall be assigned to the Purchaser. If the Assignment of Mortgage is not to be recorded, the Assignment of Mortgage shall be delivered in blank. If the Mortgage Loan was acquired by the Seller in a merger, the Assignment of Mortgage must be made by "[Seller], successor by merger to [name of predecessor]". If the Mortgage Loan was acquired or originated by the Seller while doing business under another name, the Assignment of Mortgage must be by "[Seller], formerly known as [previous name]"; (f) with respect to Mortgage Loans that are not Co-op Loans, the originals of all intervening assignments of mortgage (if any) evidencing a complete chain of assignment from the Seller to the Last Endorsee (or, in the case of a MERS Designated Loan, MERS) with evidence of recording thereon, or if any such intervening assignment has not been returned from the applicable recording office or has been lost or if such public recording office retains the original recorded assignments of mortgage, the Seller shall deliver or cause to be delivered to the Custodian, a photocopy of such intervening assignment, together with (i) in the case of a delay caused by the public recording office, an Officer's Certificate of the Seller (or certified by the title company, escrow agent, or closing attorney) stating that such intervening assignment of mortgage has been dispatched to the appropriate public recording office for recordation and that such original recorded intervening assignment of mortgage or a copy of such intervening assignment of mortgage certified by the appropriate public recording office to be a true and complete copy of the original recorded intervening assignment of mortgage will be promptly delivered to the Custodian upon receipt thereof by the Seller; or (ii) in the case of an intervening assignment where a public recording office retains the original recorded intervening assignment or in the case where an intervening assignment is lost after recordation in a public recording office, a copy of such intervening assignment certified by such public recording office to be a true and complete copy of the original recorded intervening assignment; (g) with respect to Mortgage Loans that are not Co-op Loans, the original mortgagee policy of title insurance or, in the event such original title policy is unavailable, a certified true copy of the related policy binder or commitment for title certified to be true and complete by the title insurance company; (h) the original or, if unavailable, a copy of any security agreement, chattel mortgage or equivalent document executed in connection with the Mortgage; (i) with respect to any Co-op Loan: (i) a copy of the Co-op Lease and the assignment of such Co-op Lease, with all intervening assignments showing a complete chain of title and an assignment thereof by Seller; (ii) the stock certificate together with an undated stock power relating to such stock certificate executed in blank; (iii) the recognition agreement of the interests of the Mortgagee with respect to the Co-op Loan by the residential cooperative housing corporation, the stock of which was pledged by the related Mortgagor to the originator of such Co-op Loan; and (iv) copies of the financial statement filed by the originator as secured party A-1-2 and, if applicable, a filed UCC-3 assignment of the subject security interest showing a complete chain of title, together with an executed UCC-3 assignment of such security interest by the Seller in a form sufficient for filing; and (j) if any of the above documents has been executed by a person holding a power of attorney, an original or photocopy of such power certified by the Seller to be a true and correct copy of the original. In the event an Officer's Certificate of the Seller is delivered to the Purchaser because of a delay caused by the public recording office in returning any recorded document, the Seller shall deliver to the Purchaser, within 90 days of the related Closing Date, an Officer's Certificate which shall (i) identify the recorded document, (ii) state that the recorded document has not been delivered to the Custodian due solely to a delay caused by the public recording office, (iii) state the amount of time generally required by the applicable recording office to record and return a document submitted for recordation, and (iv) specify the date the applicable recorded document will be delivered to the Custodian; provided, however, that any recorded document shall in no event be delivered later than one year following the related Closing Date. An extension of the date specified in clause (iv) above may be requested from the Purchaser, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld. A-1-3 EXHIBIT A-2 CONTENTS OF EACH MORTGAGE FILE ------------------------------ With respect to each Mortgage Loan, the Mortgage File shall include each of the following items, unless otherwise disclosed to the Purchaser on the data tape, which shall be available for inspection by the Purchaser and which shall be retained by the Interim Servicer or delivered to the Purchaser: (a) Copies of the Mortgage Loan Documents. (b) Residential loan application. (c) Mortgage Loan closing statement. (d) Verification of employment and income, if required. (e) Verification of acceptable evidence of source and amount of downpayment. (f) Credit report on Mortgagor, in a form acceptable to either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. (g) Residential appraisal report. (h) Photograph of the Mortgaged Property and photographs of comparable properties. (i) Survey of the Mortgaged Property, unless a survey is not required by the title insurer. (j) Copy of each instrument necessary to complete identification of any exception set forth in the exception schedule in the title policy, i.e., map or plat, restrictions, easements, home owner association declarations, etc. (k) Copies of all required disclosure statements. (l) If applicable, termite report, structural engineer's report, water potability and septic certification. (m) Sales Contract, if applicable. (n) Copy of the owner's title insurance policy or attorney's opinion of title and abstract of title, as applicable. Evidence of electronic notation of the hazard insurance policy, and, if required by law, evidence of the flood insurance policy. A-2-1 EXHIBIT B FORM OF INDEMNIFICATION AND CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENT This INDEMNIFICATION AND CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENT ("Agreement"), dated as of [_______], 200_, among [________________] (the "Depositor"), a [______________] corporation (the "Depositor"), Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Inc., a New York corporation ("Morgan") and [_____________], a [_______________] (the "Seller"). W I T N E S S E T H: - - - - - - - - - - WHEREAS, the Depositor is acting as depositor and registrant with respect to the Prospectus, dated [________________], and the Prospectus Supplement to the Prospectus, [________________] (the "Prospectus Supplement"), relating to [________________] Certificates (the "Certificates") to be issued pursuant to a Pooling and Servicing Agreement, dated as of [________________] (the "P&S"), among the Depositor, as depositor, [________________], as servicer (the "Servicer"), and [________________], as trustee (the "Trustee"); WHEREAS, as an inducement to the Depositor to enter into the P&S, and [____________________] (the "Underwriter[s]") to enter into the Underwriting Agreement, dated [____________________] (the "Underwriting Agreement") between the Depositor and the Underwriter[s], and [_______________] (the "Initial Purchaser[s]") to enter into the Certificate Purchase Agreement, dated [____________] (the "Certificate Purchase Agreement") between the Depositor and the Initial Purchaser[s], Seller has agreed to provide for indemnification and contribution on the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth; WHEREAS, Morgan purchased from Seller certain of the Mortgage Loans underlying the Certificates (the "Mortgage Loans") pursuant to a Third Amended and Restated Mortgage Loan Purchase and Warranties Servicing Agreement, dated as of [DATE] (the "Purchase Agreement"), by and between Morgan and Seller; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 13 of the Purchase Agreement, the Seller has agreed to indemnify, to the extent set forth herein, the Depositor, Morgan, the Underwriter[s], the Initial Purchaser[s] and their respective affiliates, present and former directors, officers, employees and agents. B-1 NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the agreements contained herein, and other valuable consideration the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Depositor, Morgan and the Seller agree as follows: 1. Indemnification and Contribution. (a) The Seller agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Depositor, Morgan, the Underwriter[s], the Initial Purchaser[s] and their respective affiliates and their respective present and former directors, officers, employees and agents and each person, if any, who controls the Depositor, Morgan, the Underwriter[s] , the Initial Purchaser[s] or such affiliate within the meaning of either Section 15 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act"), or Section 20 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "1934 Act"), against any and all losses, claims, damages or liabilities, joint or several, to which they or any of them may become subject under the 1933 Act, the 1934 Act or other federal or state statutory law or regulation, at common law or otherwise, insofar as such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) arise out of or are based in whole or in part upon any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Prospectus Supplement, the Offering Circular, the ABS Informational and Computational Materials or in the Free Writing Prospectus or any omission or alleged omission to state in the Prospectus Supplement, the Offering Circular, the ABS Informational and Computational Materials or in the Free Writing Prospectus a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances in which they were made, not misleading, or any such untrue statement or omission or alleged untrue statement or alleged omission made in any amendment of or supplement to the Prospectus Supplement, the Offering Circular, the ABS Informational and Computational Materials or the Free Writing Prospectus and agrees to reimburse the Depositor, Morgan, the Underwriter[s], the Initial Purchaser[s] or such affiliates and each such officer, director, employee, agent and controlling person promptly upon demand for any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by any of them in connection with investigating or defending or preparing to defend against any such loss, claim, damage, liability or action as such expenses are incurred; provided, however, that Seller shall be liable in any such case only to the extent that any such loss, claim, damage, liability or action arises out of, or is based upon, any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission made in reliance upon and in conformity with the Seller Information. The foregoing indemnity agreement is in addition to any liability which Seller may otherwise have to the Depositor, Morgan, the Underwriter[s], the Initial Purchaser[s] their affiliates or any such director, officer, employee, agent or controlling person of the Depositor, Morgan, the Underwriter[s], the Initial Purchaser[s] or their respective affiliates. As used herein: "Seller Information" means any information relating to Seller, the Mortgage Loans and/or the underwriting guidelines relating to the Mortgage Loans set forth in the Prospectus Supplement, the Offering Circular, the ABS Informational and Computational Materials or the Free Writing Prospectus [and static pool information regarding mortgage loans originated or acquired by the Seller and [included in the Prospectus Supplement, the Offering Circular, the ABS Informational and Computational Materials or the Free Writing Prospectus] [incorporated by reference from the Seller's website located at ______________]. B-2 "ABS Informational and Computational Material" means any written communication as defined in Item 1101(a) of Regulation AB under the 1933 Act and the 1934 Act, as may be amended from time to time. "Free Writing Prospectus" means any written communication that constitutes a "free writing prospectus," as defined in Rule 405 under the 1933 Act. "Offering Circular" means the offering circular, dated [__________] relating to the private offering of the [_______________] Certificates. (b) Promptly after receipt by any indemnified party under this Section 1 of notice of any claim or the commencement of any action, such indemnified party shall, if a claim in respect thereof is to be made against any indemnifying party under this Section 1, notify the indemnifying party in writing of the claim or the commencement of that action; provided, however, that the failure to notify an indemnifying party shall not relieve it from any liability which it may have under this Section 1 except to the extent it has been materially prejudiced by such failure; and provided, further, however, that the failure to notify any indemnifying party shall not relieve it from any liability which it may have to any indemnified party otherwise than under this Section 1. If any such claim or action shall be brought against an indemnified party, and it shall notify the indemnifying party thereof, the indemnifying party shall be entitled to participate therein and, to the extent that it wishes, jointly with any other similarly notified indemnifying party, to assume the defense thereof with counsel reasonably satisfactory to the indemnified party. After notice from the indemnifying party to the indemnified party of its election to assume the defense of such claim or action, except as provided in the following paragraph, the indemnifying party shall not be liable to the indemnified party under this Section 1 for any legal or other expenses subsequently incurred by the indemnified party in connection with the defense thereof other than reasonable costs of investigation. Any indemnified party shall have the right to employ separate counsel in any such action and to participate in the defense thereof, but the fees and expenses of such counsel shall be at the expense of such indemnified party unless: (i) the employment thereof has been specifically authorized by the indemnifying party in writing; (ii) such indemnified party shall have been advised by such counsel that there may be one or more legal defenses available to it which are different from or additional to those available to the indemnifying party and in the reasonable judgment of such counsel it is necessary or appropriate for such indemnified party to employ separate counsel; or (iii) the indemnifying party has failed to assume the defense of such action and employ counsel reasonably satisfactory to the indemnified party, in which case, if such indemnified party notifies the indemnifying party in writing that it elects to employ separate counsel at the expense of the indemnifying party, the indemnifying party shall not have the right to assume the defense of such action on behalf of such indemnified party, it being understood, however, the indemnifying party shall not, in connection with any one such action or separate but substantially similar or related actions in the same jurisdiction arising out of the same general allegations or circumstances, be liable for the reasonable fees and expenses of more than one separate firm of attorneys (in addition to local counsel) at any time for all such indemnified parties. B-3 Each indemnified party, as a condition of the indemnity agreements contained in this Section 1, shall cooperate with the indemnifying party in the defense of any such action or claim. No indemnifying party shall be liable for any settlement of any such action effected without its written consent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld), but if settled with its written consent or if there be a final judgment for the plaintiff in any such action, the indemnifying party agrees to indemnify and hold harmless any indemnified party from and against any loss or liability by reason of such settlement or judgment. Notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, if at any time an indemnified party shall have requested an indemnifying party to reimburse the indemnified party for reasonable fees and expenses of counsel, the indemnifying party agrees that it shall be liable for any settlement of any proceeding effected without its written consent if (i) such settlement is entered into more than 30 days after receipt by such indemnifying party of the aforesaid request and (ii) such indemnifying party shall not have reimbursed the indemnified party in accordance with such request prior to the date of such settlement. (c) If the indemnification provided for in this Section 1 is unavailable to an indemnified party, then the indemnifying party, in lieu of indemnifying such indemnified party, shall contribute to the amount paid or payable by such indemnified party as a result of such losses, claims, damages or liabilities, in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative fault of the indemnifying party and the indemnified party, respectively, in connection with the statements or omissions that result in such losses, claims, damages or liabilities, as well as any other relevant equitable considerations. The relative fault of the indemnified party and indemnifying party shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether the untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or the omission or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to information supplied by such parties and their relative knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission and any other equitable considerations. (d) The indemnity and contribution agreements contained in this Section 1 and the representations and warranties set forth in Section 2 shall remain operative and in full force and effect regardless of (i) any termination of this Agreement, (ii) any investigation made by the Depositor, Morgan, the Underwriter[s], the Initial Purchaser[s] their respective affiliates, directors, officers, employees or agents or any person controlling the Depositor, Morgan, the Underwriter[s], the Initial Purchaser[s] or any such affiliate, and (iii) acceptance of and payment for any of the Offered Certificates or the Private Certificates. 2. Representations and Warranties. Seller represents and warrants that: (i) Seller is validly existing and in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of formation or incorporation, as applicable, and has full power and authority to own its assets and to transact the business in which it is currently engaged. Seller is duly qualified to do business and is in good standing in each jurisdiction in which the character of the business transacted by it or any properties owned or leased by it requires such qualification and in which the failure so to qualify would have a material adverse effect on the business, properties, assets or condition (financial or otherwise) of Seller; B-4 (ii) Seller is not required to obtain the consent of any other person or any consent, license, approval or authorization from, or registration or declaration with, any governmental authority, bureau or agency in connection with the execution, delivery, performance, validity or enforceability of this Agreement; (iii) the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by Seller will not violate any provision of any existing law or regulation or any order decree of any court applicable to Seller or any provision of the charter or bylaws of Seller, or constitute a material breach of any mortgage, indenture, contract or other agreement to which Seller is a party or by which it may be bound; (iv) (a) no proceeding of or before any court, tribunal or governmental body is currently pending or, (b) to the knowledge of Seller, threatened against Seller or any of its properties or with respect to this Agreement or the Offered Certificates, in either case, which would have a material adverse effect on the business, properties, assets or condition (financial or otherwise) of Seller; (v) Seller has full power and authority to make, execute, deliver and perform this Agreement and all of the transactions contemplated hereunder, and has taken all necessary corporate action to authorize the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement. When executed and delivered, this Agreement will constitute the legal, valid and binding obligation of each of Seller enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as such enforcement may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditors' rights generally, by the availability of equitable remedies, and by limitations of public policy under applicable securities law as to rights of indemnity and contribution thereunder; and (vi) this Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by Seller. 3. Notices. All communications hereunder will be in writing and effective only on receipt, and, if sent to Seller, will be mailed, delivered or faxed or emailed and confirmed by mail [______________________]; if sent to Morgan, will be mailed, delivered or faxed or emailed and confirmed by mail to Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Inc., 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020, Attention: Peter Woroniecki - Whole Loans Operations Manager, Fax: [_______], Email: peter.woroniecki@morganstanley.com, with copies to (i) Michelle Wilke, Morgan Stanley - Legal Counsel, Securities, Morgan Stanley, 1585 Broadway, 38th Floor, New York, New York 10020, Fax [_____], Email: michelle.wilke@morganstanley.com, and (ii) Steven Shapiro, Morgan Stanley - SPG Finance, Morgan Stanley, 1585 Broadway, 10th Floor, New York, New York 10036, Fax [_____], Email: steven.shapiro@morganstanley.com; if to the Depositor, will be mailed, delivered or telegraphed and confirmed to [____________________]; or if to the Underwriter[s], will be mailed, delivered or telegraphed and confirmed to [_____________________]; or if to the Initial Purchaser[s], will be mailed, delivered or telegraphed and confirmed to [_____________________]. 4. Miscellaneous. This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to the conflict of laws B-5 provisions thereof. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the parties hereto and their successors and assigns and the controlling persons referred to herein, and no other person shall have any right or obligation hereunder. Neither this Agreement nor any term hereof may be changed, waived, discharged or terminated orally, but only by an instrument in writing signed by the party against whom enforcement of the change, waiver, discharge or termination is sought. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which when so executed and delivered shall be considered an original, and all such counterparts shall constitute one and the same instrument. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings provided in the P&S. [SIGNATURE PAGE FOLLOWS] B-6 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be duly executed by their respective officers hereunto duly authorized, this __th day of [_____________]. [DEPOSITOR] By:____________________________________ Name: Title: MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE CAPITAL INC. By:____________________________________ Name: Title: [SELLER] By:____________________________________ Name: Title: B-7 EXHIBIT C SELLER'S OFFICER'S CERTIFICATE ------------------------------ I, ____________________, hereby certify that I am the duly elected [Vice] President of ________________[COMPANY], a [state] [federally] chartered institution organized under the laws of the [state of ____________] [United States] (the "Company") and further as follows: 1. Attached hereto as Exhibit 1 is a true, correct and complete copy of the charter of the Company which is in full force and effect on the date hereof and which has been in effect without amendment, waiver, rescission or modification since ___________. 2. Attached hereto as Exhibit 2 is a true, correct and complete copy of the bylaws of the Company which are in effect on the date hereof and which have been in effect without amendment, waiver, rescission or modification since ___________. 3. Attached hereto as Exhibit 3 is an original certificate of good standing of the Company issued within ten days of the date hereof, and no event has occurred since the date thereof which would impair such standing. 4. Attached hereto as Exhibit 4 is a true, correct and complete copy of the corporate resolutions of the Board of Directors of the Company authorizing the Company to execute and deliver (a) the Third Amended and Restated Mortgage Loan Purchase and Warranties Agreement, dated as of _______ __, 200_ (the "Purchase Agreement"), by and between Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Inc. (the "Purchaser") and the Company and (b) the Custodial Agreement, dated as of _______ __, 200_ (the "Custodial Agreement"), by and among the Purchaser, the Company, _________________ (the "Interim Servicer") and [CUSTODIAN] (the "Custodian"), [and to endorse the Mortgage Notes and execute the Assignments of Mortgages by original [or facsimile] signature], and such resolutions are in effect on the date hereof and have been in effect without amendment, waiver, rescission or modification since ____________. 5. Either (i) no consent, approval, authorization or order of any court or governmental agency or body is required for the execution, delivery and performance by the Company of or compliance by the Company with the Purchase Agreement, [the sale of the mortgage loans] or the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the agreements; or (ii) any required consent, approval, authorization or order has been obtained by the Company. 6. Neither the consummation of the transactions contemplated by, nor the fulfillment of the terms of the Purchase Agreement conflicts or will conflict with or results or will result in a breach of or constitutes or will constitute a default under the charter or by-laws of the Company, the terms of any indenture or other agreement or instrument to which the Company is a party or by which it is bound or to which it is subject, or any statute or order, rule, regulations, writ, injunction or decree of any court, C-1 governmental authority or regulatory body to which the Company is subject or by which it is bound. 7. To the best of my knowledge, there is no action, suit, proceeding or investigation pending or threatened against the Company which, in my judgment, either in any one instance or in the aggregate, may result in any material adverse change in the business, operations, financial condition, properties or assets of the Company or in any material impairment of the right or ability of the Company to carry on its business substantially as now conducted or in any material liability on the part of the Company or which would draw into question the validity of the Purchase Agreement, or the mortgage loans or of any action taken or to be taken in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby, or which would be likely to impair materially the ability of the Company to perform under the terms of the Purchase Agreement. 8. Each person listed on Exhibit 5 attached hereto who, as an officer or representative of the Company, signed (a) the Purchase Agreement, and (b) any other document delivered or on the date hereof in connection with any purchase described in the agreements set forth above was, at the respective times of such signing and delivery, and is now, a duly elected or appointed, qualified and acting officer or representative of the Company, who holds the office set forth opposite his or her name on Exhibit 5, and the signatures of such persons appearing on such documents are their genuine signatures. 9. The Company is duly authorized to engage in the transactions described and contemplated in the Purchase Agreement. C-2 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and affixed the seal of the Company. Dated: ________________________________ By:____________________________________ Name: Title: [Vice] President [Seal] I, ________________________, an [Assistant] Secretary of ______________[COMPANY], hereby certify that ____________ is the duly elected, qualified and acting [Vice] President of the Company and that the signature appearing above is [her] [his] genuine signature. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name. Dated: By:____________________________________ Name: Title: [Assistant] Secretary [Seal] C-3 EXHIBIT 5 to Company's Officer's Certificate NAME TITLE SIGNATURE ---- ----- --------- _______________________ ___________________________ _______________________ _______________________ ___________________________ _______________________ _______________________ ___________________________ _______________________ _______________________ ___________________________ _______________________ _______________________ ___________________________ _______________________ _______________________ ___________________________ _______________________ _______________________ ___________________________ _______________________ C-4 EXHIBIT D FORM OF OPINION OF COUNSEL TO THE SELLER ---------------------------------------- (date) Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Inc. 1633 Broadway New York, New York 10019 Dear Sirs: You have requested [our] [my] opinion, as [Assistant] General Counsel to ___________________ (the "Company"), with respect to certain matters in connection with the sale by the Company of the Mortgage Loans pursuant to that certain Third Amended and Restated Mortgage Loan Purchase and Warranties Agreement by and between the Company and Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Inc. (the "Purchaser"), dated as of _________ __, 200_ (the "Purchase Agreement") which sale is in the form of whole loans, delivered pursuant to a Custodial Agreement dated as of _____ __, ____ among the Purchaser, the Company, ___________________________ (the "Interim Servicer") and ___________________________ [CUSTODIAN] (the "Custodial Agreement", and collectively with the Purchase Agreement, the "Agreements"). Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein have the meanings set forth in the Purchase Agreement. [We] [I] have examined the following documents: 1. the Purchase Agreement; 2. the Custodial Agreement; 3. the form of Assignment of Mortgage; 4. the form of endorsement of the Mortgage Notes; and 5. such other documents, records and papers as we have deemed necessary and relevant as a basis for this opinion. To the extent [we] [I] have deemed necessary and proper, [we] [I] have relied upon the representations and warranties of the Company contained in the Purchase Agreement. [We] [I] have assumed the authenticity of all documents submitted to [us] [me] as originals, the genuineness of all signatures, the legal capacity of natural persons and the conformity to the originals of all documents. Based upon the foregoing, it is [our] [my] opinion that: 1. The Company is a [type of entity] duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the [United States] and is qualified to D-1 transact business in, and is in good standing under, the laws of [the state of incorporation/formation]. 2. The Company has the power to engage in the transactions contemplated by the Agreements and all requisite power, authority and legal right to execute and deliver the Agreements and to perform and observe the terms and conditions of the Agreements. 3. Each of the Agreements has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company, and is a legal, valid and binding agreement enforceable in accordance with its respective terms against the Company, subject to bankruptcy laws and other similar laws of general application affecting rights of creditors and subject to the application of the rules of equity, including those respecting the availability of specific performance, none of which will materially interfere with the realization of the benefits provided thereunder or with the Purchaser's ownership of the Mortgage Loans. 4. The Company has been duly authorized to allow any of its officers to execute any and all documents by original signature in order to complete the transactions contemplated by the Agreements. 5. The Company has been duly authorized to allow any of its officers to execute by original [or facsimile] signature the endorsements to the Mortgage Notes and the Assignments of Mortgages, and the original [or facsimile] signature of the officer at the Company executing the endorsements to the Mortgage Notes and the Assignments of Mortgages represents the legal and valid signature of said officer of the Company. 6. Either (i) no consent, approval, authorization or order of any court or governmental agency or body is required for the execution, delivery and performance by the Company of or compliance by the Company with the Agreements and the sale of the Mortgage Loans by the Company or the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Agreements or (ii) any required consent, approval, authorization or order has been obtained by the Company. 7. Neither the consummation of the transactions contemplated by, nor the fulfillment of the terms of, the Agreements conflicts or will conflict with or results or will result in a breach of or constitutes or will constitute a default under the charter or by-laws of the Company, the terms of any indenture or other agreement or instrument to which the Company is a party or by which it is bound or to which it is subject, or violates any statute or order, rule, regulations, writ, injunction or decree of any court, governmental authority or regulatory body to which the Company is subject or by which it is bound. D-2 8. There is no action, suit, proceeding or investigation pending or, to the best of [our] [my] knowledge, threatened against the Company which, in [our] [my] judgment, either in any one instance or in the aggregate, may result in any material adverse change in the business, operations, financial condition, properties or assets of the Company or in any material impairment of the right or ability of the Company to carry on its business substantially as now conducted or in any material liability on the part of the Company or which would draw into question the validity of the Agreements or the Mortgage Loans or of any action taken or to be taken in connection with the transactions contemplated thereby, or which would be likely to impair materially the ability of the Company to perform under the terms of the Agreements. 9. The sale of each Mortgage Note and Mortgage as and in the manner contemplated by the Agreements is sufficient to fully transfer to the Purchaser all right, title and interest of the Company thereto as noteholder and mortgagee. 10. The Mortgages have been duly assigned and the Mortgage Notes have been duly endorsed as provided in the Custodial Agreement. The Assignments of Mortgage are in recordable form, except for the insertion of the name of the assignee, and upon the name of the assignee being inserted, are acceptable for recording under the laws of the state where each related Mortgaged Property is located. The endorsement of the Mortgage Notes, the delivery to the Purchaser, or its designee, of the Assignments of Mortgage, and the delivery of the original endorsed Mortgage Notes to the Purchaser, or its designee, are sufficient to permit the Purchaser to avail itself of all protection available under applicable law against the claims of any present or future creditors of the Company, and are sufficient to prevent any other sale, transfer, assignment, pledge or hypothecation of the Mortgages and the Mortgage Notes by the Company from being enforceable. This opinion is given to you for your sole benefit, and no other person or entity is entitled to rely hereon except that the purchaser or purchasers to which you initially and directly resell the Mortgage Loans may rely on this opinion as if it were addressed to them as of the date of this opinion. Very truly yours, ____________________________________ [Name] [Assistant] General Counsel D-3 EXHIBIT E FORM OF SECURITY RELEASE CERTIFICATION -------------------------------------- ___________________, 200__ [Federal Home Loan Bank of ______(the "Association")] ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ Attention: __________________________ __________________________ Re: Notice of Sale and Release of Collateral ---------------------------------------- Dear Sirs: This letter serves as notice that ______________________[COMPANY] a [type of entity], organized pursuant to the laws of [the State of incorporation] (the "Company") has committed to sell to Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Inc. under a Third Amended and Restated Mortgage Loan Purchase and Warranties Agreement, dated as of December 1, 2005, certain mortgage loans originated by the Association. The Company warrants that the mortgage loans to be sold to Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Inc. are in addition to and beyond any collateral required to secure advances made by the Association to the Company. The Company acknowledges that the mortgage loans to be sold to Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Inc. shall not be used as additional or substitute collateral for advances made by the Association. Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Inc. understands that the balance of the Company's mortgage loan portfolio may be used as collateral or additional collateral for advances made by the Association, and confirms that it has no interest therein. Execution of this letter by the Association shall constitute a full and complete release of any security interest, claim, or lien which the Association may have against the mortgage loans to be sold to Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Inc. E-1 Very truly yours, _____________________________ By:___________________________ Name:_________________________ Title:________________________ Date:_________________________ Acknowledged and approved: [FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK OF] ________________________ By:_________________________________ Name:_______________________________ Title:______________________________ Date: E-2 EXHIBIT F FORM OF SECURITY RELEASE CERTIFICATION -------------------------------------- I. Release of Security Interest --------------------------- The financial institution named below hereby relinquishes any and all right, title, interest, lien or claim of any kind it may have in all mortgage loans described on the attached Schedule A (the "Mortgage Loans"), to be purchased by Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Inc. from the company named on the next page (the "Company") pursuant to that certain Third Amended and Restated Mortgage Loan Purchase and Warranties Agreement, dated as of December 1, 2005, and certifies that all notes, mortgages, assignments and other documents in its possession relating to such Mortgage Loans have been delivered and released to the Company or its designees, as of the date and time of the sale of such Mortgage Loans to Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Inc. Such release shall be effective automatically without any further action by any party upon payment in one or more installments, in immediately available funds, of $_____________, in accordance with the wire instructions set forth below. Name, Address and Wire Instructions of Financial Institution ______________________________ (Name) ______________________________ (Address) ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ By: _________________________________ F-1 II. Certification of Release -------------------------- The Company named below hereby certifies to Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Inc. that, as of the date and time of the sale of the above-mentioned Mortgage Loans to Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Inc. the security interests in the Mortgage Loans released by the above-named financial institution comprise all security interests relating to or affecting any and all such Mortgage Loans. The Company warrants that, as of such time, there are and will be no other security interests affecting any or all of such Mortgage Loans. ____________________________________ By:_________________________________ Title:______________________________ Date:_______________________________ F-2 EXHIBIT G UNDERWRITING GUIDELINES ----------------------- G-1 EXHIBIT H FORM OF ASSIGNMENT AND CONVEYANCE AGREEMENT ------------------------------------------- On this ___ day of _______, 200_, [____________] ("Seller"), as the Seller under (i) that certain Purchase Price and Terms Agreement, dated as of _________, 200__ (the "PPTA"), and (ii) that certain Third Amended and Restated Mortgage Loan Purchase and Warranties Agreement, dated as of December 1, 2005 (the "Purchase Agreement"), does hereby sell, transfer, assign, set over and convey to Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Inc. ("Purchaser") as the Purchaser under the Agreements (as defined below) without recourse, but subject to the terms of the Agreements, all right, title and interest of, in and to the Mortgage Loans listed on the Mortgage Loan Schedule attached hereto as Exhibit A (the "Mortgage Loans"), together with the Mortgage Files and the related Servicing Rights and all rights and obligations arising under the documents contained therein. Each Mortgage Loan subject to the Agreements was underwritten in accordance with, and conforms to, the Underwriting Guidelines attached hereto as Exhibit C. Pursuant to Section 6 of the Purchase Agreement, the Seller has delivered to the Custodian the documents for each Mortgage Loan to be purchased as set forth in the Purchase Agreement. The contents of each Servicing File required to be retained by the Interim Servicer to service the Mortgage Loans pursuant to the Interim Servicing Agreement and thus not delivered to the Purchaser are and shall be held in trust by the Interim Servicer in its capacity as Interim Servicer for the benefit of the Purchaser as the owner thereof. The Interim Servicer's possession of any portion of the Servicing File is at the will of the Purchaser for the sole purpose of facilitating servicing of the related Mortgage Loan pursuant to the Interim Servicing Agreement, and such retention and possession by the Interim Servicer shall be in a custodial capacity only. The ownership of each Mortgage Note, Mortgage and the contents of the Mortgage File and Servicing File is vested in the Purchaser and the ownership of all records and documents with respect to the related Mortgage Loan prepared by or which come into the possession of the Seller shall immediately vest in the Purchaser and shall be retained and maintained, in trust, by the Seller at the will of the Purchaser in a custodial capacity only. The PPTA and the Purchase Agreement shall collectively be referred to as the "Agreements" herein. The Mortgage Loan Package characteristics of the Mortgage Loans subject hereto are set forth on Exhibit B hereto. In accordance with Section 6 of the Purchase Agreement, the Purchaser accepts the Mortgage Loans listed on Exhibit A attached hereto. Notwithstanding the foregoing the Purchaser does not waive any rights or remedies it may have under the Agreements. Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings set forth in the Purchase Agreement. [SIGNATURE PAGE FOLLOWS] H-1 [SELLER] By:____________________________________ Name:_______________________________ Title: Accepted and Agreed: MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE CAPITAL INC. By:____________________________ Name: Title: H-2 EXHIBIT A TO ASSIGNMENT AND CONVEYANCE AGREEMENT THE MORTGAGE LOANS ------------------ H-3 EXHIBIT B TO ASSIGNMENT AND CONVEYANCE AGREEMENT REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE -------------------------------------------------- POOL CHARACTERISTICS OF EACH MORTGAGE LOAN PACKAGE -------------------------------------------------- Pool Characteristics of the Mortgage Loan Package as delivered on the related Closing Date: No Mortgage Loan has: (1) an outstanding principal balance less than $_____; (2) an origination date earlier than __ months prior to the related Cut-off Date; (3) an LTV of greater than ____%; (4) a FICO Score of less than ___; or (5) a debt-to-income ratio of more than ___%. Each Mortgage Loan has a Mortgage Interest Rate of at least ___% per annum and an outstanding principal balance of less than $______. Each Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan has an Index of [______]. H-4 EXHIBIT C TO ASSIGNMENT AND CONVEYANCE AGREEMENT UNDERWRITING GUIDELINES ----------------------- H-5