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What is LTV or loan-to-value ratio on a mortgage?

By | September 30th, 2020|Categories: Mortgage 101|Tags: , , , , , , |

What is LTV or loan-to-value ratio on a mortgage? From ARM to VA, there are dozens of abbreviations related to the mortgage process. Understanding this shorthand terminology is helpful when navigating homebuying. At times it [...]

What is a down payment?

By | September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Mortgage 101, Products and programs|Tags: , , , , , |

What is a down payment? A down payment on a house is a portion of your home purchase price that you pay up front. If you take out a mortgage loan, you’ll typically pay your [...]

Top 5 FAQs regarding equity in a home

By | September 16th, 2020|Categories: Mortgage 101, Products and programs|Tags: , , , , |

Top 5 FAQs regarding equity in a home Are you a renter weighing the rent-vs-buy decision? Renting has its advantages. For example, renters have less responsibility for maintenance and repairs and can pick up and [...]

5 tax benefits of buying a home

By | September 9th, 2020|Categories: Mortgage 101, Products and programs|Tags: , , , , , |

5 tax benefits of buying a home The tax benefits of buying a home are one of the many advantages of homeownership vs. renting. Tax breaks for first-time homebuyers are either deductions or credits. Both [...]

Mortgage help programs and assistance

By | August 10th, 2020|Categories: Mortgage 101, Products and programs|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mortgage help programs and assistance We recognize that, while COVID-19 has impacted all our daily lives and habits, it may have far-reaching consequences in many areas affecting your mortgage and finances. Guild is here to [...]

How Guild is creating a new norm with eClosings and Digital Mortgages

By | August 4th, 2020|Categories: Mortgage 101, Products and programs|Tags: , , , , , , |

How Guild is creating a new norm with eClosings and Digital Mortgages Today, almost every step required to purchase a home can be completed online. Many homebuyers start their home search virtually, while local real [...]