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Home Maintenance Checklist: Monthly, Seasonal, and Annual

December 18, 2020 | 7 min read | Owning a home
Home maintenance may seem daunting if you are unsure where to begin and what to do; however, home repairs and improvements may save you from larger potential issues and unexpected costs in the future. Follow this monthly, seasonal, and ann...
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The Mortgage Underwriting Process

September 14, 2020 | 3 min read | The mortgage process
The underwriting process is a critical component of the mortgage financing journey. Reaching the underwriting phase means you are one step closer to closing on your mortgage! Here’s what you need to know about the mortgage underwriting process. ...
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Homebuyers Are Looking for Home Offices

September 10, 2020 | 1 min read | Owning a home
If you don't have an office in your home already, try converting a spare room into your own home office. Here's a breakdown: 1. Measure the space You'll want to make sure you not only have space for a desk and all of the essentials of orga...
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Tips for Getting the Best Mortgage Rate

September 1, 2020 | 1 min read | The mortgage process
We are seeing the lowest mortgage rates in American history. Currently, with rates steeping below 3%, incredible opportunities are being afforded to millions of existing and would-be homeowners. Whether you're looking to refinanceor purcha...
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What are the benefits of buying vs. renting a house?

July 27, 2020 | 3 min read | Owning a home
One of the most significant decisions that anyone can make in their life is buying a home. Renters often wonder, “what are the benefits of buying vs. renting?” There are many benefits of buying a house, such as being an excellent long-term inves...
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Mortgage Specialists Discuss 2020 Trends and Topics of the Industry

June 10, 2020 | 6 min read | GuardHill News
With news surrounding mortgage rates at historic lows, a surge in unemployment levels, and changing needs with extending stay-at-home orders, a few of GuardHill's mortgage specialists weigh in on these topics and provide their insight. Keith Fu...
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GuardHill Discusses: Ep.1

June 5, 2020 | 1 min read | GuardHill News, Owning a home, Refinance, The mortgage process
In Case You Missed It! In this webinar, a few mortgage professionals from GuardHill discuss current trends in the mortgage and real estate industry. In this webinar you will learn more about: Navigating the challenging mortgage envi...
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House Hunting Tips

May 27, 2020 | 1 min read | The mortgage process
It's never too early to start house hunting. Planning ahead can help you determine what features you want in a house and what is realistic for your budget. Use these tips to get started on looking for the house of your dreams. Check your cred...
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GuardHill Financial Puts More Into Mortgages

May 13, 2020 | 4 min read | GuardHill News
They say if you can make it in New York City, you can make it anywhere. And if you can buy a home in New York City, you’re very fortunate, very savvy or, most likely, a combination of both. For the last 28 years, GuardHill Financial has been makin...
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Benefits of a Cash-Out Refinance Explained

May 5, 2020 | 2 min read | Refinance, The mortgage process
Now is a great time to refinance as interest rates remain at all-time lows, and many homeowners are sitting on untapped home equity. A cash-out refinance is one of two types of refinancing, in which a new loan is taken out on the property that ...
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