Guild Mortgage to Host Affordable Lending Seminar for Local Real Estate Partners


Luncheon will Focus on Current State of the Las Vegas Housing Market,
New Affordable Lending Options for Homeowners

LAS VEGAS – To help real estate agents better serve their clients, the local branches of Guild Mortgage will host the Freddie Mac Home Possible Affordable Lending Seminar on Tuesday, March 5 at the Hampton Inn Tropicana.

The free luncheon will focus on the current outlook of the Las Vegas housing market and highlight affordable lending options for homebuyers, including new products for first-time buyers exclusive to Guild and Freddie Mac. Leonard Kiefer, deputy chief economist with Freddie Mac and keynote speaker, will discuss economic trends shaping the Nevada housing market.

The event begins at noon at The Hampton Inn Tropicana, 4975 Dean Martin Dr. Attendees can RSVP by emailing [email protected] or calling (702) 780-7860.

“We look forward to partnering with Freddie Mac on this important educational event for our real estate partners,” said Andy Stewart, Mountain West regional vice president with Guild Mortgage. “Our speakers will provide insights into some of the current challenges facing the regional housing market, affordable loan programs that can help more people pursue homeownership, credit tips and job loss protection. This information will be valuable in helping real estate agents from Las Vegas and Henderson better serve their customers.

Becca Green, manager of a Guild Mortgage branch in Henderson, will discuss 3-2-1 Home, an innovative mortgage program that enables customers to purchase a home with as little as 3 percent down. As part of the program, Guild provides a $2,000 Home Depot Gift Card and a $1,500 grant that can be applied toward closing costs or increasing the down payment.

Stewart and Aaron Gordon, also a branch manager with Guild in Henderson, will provide an overview of Guild-to-Go, a new mobile application that allows the company’s real estate partners to connect directly with their preferred Guild loan officer from any mobile device. Once registered, agents can refer their clients to Guild to start the loan application and pre-approval process with a few simple clicks.

Other speakers include Angelina Casiello, senior account manager at Radian Guaranty Inc., and Tony D’Eccliss, executive vice president of corporate sales with Informative Research and Cassandra Skidanov, affordable lending manager at Freddie Mac.

“We work closely with the real estate community to make sure agents are aware of all of the financing programs that are currently available to potential homebuyers,” said David Blazek, Guild’s director of product development. “Freddie Mac and Guild Mortgage offer a number of innovative mortgage programs that can help agents serve a wider population of potential homeowners.”

Headquartered in San Diego, Guild Mortgage is one of the most experienced and trusted mortgage companies in the country with nearly 4,000 employees with 205 retail branches in 33 states.

A top-10 national lender by purchase loan volume, Guild specializes in developing unique pilot programs and niche products to help deliver the promise of home in every neighborhood and community it serves. Its loan professionals can serve the needs of any homebuyer, from helping first-time buyers achieve homeownership, often through government loan programs, to homebuyers looking to upgrade with a jumbo loan. Guild also specializes in helping active duty and retired military personnel to secure VA loans, with 100 percent financing and flexible qualifying standards. The company is consistently recognized for its impact in the communities it serves, commitment to customer service, strength in regulatory compliance and workplace culture.