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A Payment Agreement is a contract to repay a loan. Payment Agreements outline the important terms and conditions of a loan and help to document money that is owed to you or money that you owe to someone else. These documents typically specify the amount of the loan, the interest rate, the repayment terms and includes other specific provisions. 
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For value received, the undersigned (the "Borrower"), at , , , promises and (collectively, the "Borrower"), at , , , each as principal, jointly and severally, promise to pay to the order of (the "Lender"), and (collectively, the "Lender"), (or at such other place as the Lender may designate in writing), the sum of with




. Payments

shown below and accrued interest in full on (the "Due Date"). in installments of interest only beginning on , and continuing until , (the "Due Date"), at which time the remaining unpaid principal and interest shall be due in full. in installments of , beginning on , and continuing until , (the "Due Date"), at which time the remaining unpaid principal and interest shall be due in full. in installments of , beginning on , and ending , (the "Due Date") at which time the remaining unpaid balance of the Note shall be due in full.




. Application of Payments


All payments on this Note shall be applied first in payment of accrued interest and any remainder in payment of principal.

This Note is secured by personal property in a . This Note shall be secured by a to real property commonly known as , , . Any such prepayment shall be applied against the installments of principal due under this note in the inverse order of their maturity and shall be accompanied by payment of accrued interest on the amount prepaid to the date of prepayment.




If any payment obligation under this Note is not paid when due, the Borrower promises to pay all costs of collection, including reasonable attorney fees, whether or not a lawsuit is commenced as part of the collection process.




If any of the following events of default occur, this Note and any other obligations of the Borrower to the Lender, shall become due immediately, without demand or notice:


1) the failure of the Borrower to pay the principal and any accrued interest when due;


2) the liquidation, dissolution, incompetency or death of the Borrower;


3) the filing of bankruptcy proceedings involving the Borrower as a debtor;


4) the application for the appointment of a receiver for the Borrower;


5) the making of a general assignment for the benefit of the Borrower's creditors;


6) the insolvency of the Borrower;


7) a misrepresentation by the Borrower to the Lender for the purpose of obtaining or extending credit; or


8) the sale of a material portion of the business or assets of the Borrower.


assets pledged as security real estate pledged as collateral




If any one or more of the provisions of this Note are determined to be unenforceable, in whole or in part, for any reason, the remaining provisions shall remain fully operative.




All payments of principal and interest on this Note shall be paid in the legal currency of the United States. The Borrower waives presentment for payment, protest, and notice of protest and demand of this Note.


No delay in enforcing any right of the Lender under this Note, or assignment by Lender of this Note, or failure to accelerate the debt evidenced hereby by reason of default in the payment of a monthly installment or the acceptance of a past-due installment shall be construed as a waiver of the right of Lender to thereafter insist upon strict compliance with the terms of this Note without notice being given to Borrower. All rights of the Lender under this Note are cumulative and may be exercised concurrently or consecutively at the Lender's option.


This note may not be amended without the written approval of the holder.





This Note shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the





This Note shall be signed by and and by . , on behalf of




IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Agreement has been executed and delivered in the manner prescribed by law as of the date first written above.


Signed this _____ day of _______________, _____, at ___________________________, _________________________ .






By: Date:






By: Date:




Dated: _________________________





The is secured by collateral pledged by . Therefore, a Security Agreement should be signed by the parties in addition to the .


and fail fails or and and

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