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TRANSACTIONS: GCP arranges $44 million in financing
GuardHill Financial announced the following transactions: • A new mortgage in the amount of $2,996,000. The loan is an interest-only with a 75% loan-to-value. The borrower qualified with no tax returns. • A new mortgage in the amount of $2,557,000. The loan has a 75% loan-to-value and the borrower qualified without tax returns.
8 ways to get more space for less when buying a NYC apartment
It should be noted that different banks have differing levels of comfort with the above scenarios. Alan Rosenbaum, CEO of mortgage specialist GuardHill Financial, says that for his firm, lending criteria is more about the total picture, the qualifications of the buyer, and assessment of the current specifics of the market, rather than wholesale rejection because of a particular factor.
Now You Can Borrow More With HECM Reverse Mortgages
Vivian Dye is a reverse mortgage specialist with GuardHill Financial Corp. She concurs that raising the HECM lending limit helps owners with higher-value homes by countering the effect of the PLF reduction.
Mortgage Rates Fall Into the New Year, but It's Unclear What's Next
Borrowing has been going through its usual holiday season slowdown, but refinance activity should pick up as homeowners look for sources of savings, says Alan Rosenbaum, founder and CEO of GuardHill Financial Corp., a mortgage banker and brokerage firm in New York.
9 Best New York Mortgage Lenders of 2020
If you want to include a local lender or two in your search for the best mortgage, these New York state lenders are among the highest-volume mortgage makers in the city as well as in upstate New York.
Low December Mortgage Rates Are a Gift Mostly for Homeowners
"December is traditionally a slow time of year for mortgage applications due to the upcoming holidays," says Alan Rosenbaum, founder and CEO of GuardHill Financial Corp., a mortgage banker and brokerage firm in New York. "Due to rates being low, volume is a little stronger than most Decembers."
Will the Fed's Rate Cut Get Mortgages Moving Again?
"On a $500,000 mortgage, a reduction of 0.5% can save a consumer $2,500 per year and $75,000 over 30 years," says Rosenbaum.
Low Mortgage Rates Could Mean a Busy Weekend for Borrowing
“A lot of people hear stories about where rates should be and come in with unreasonable expectations," New York mortgage broker Melissa Cohn told The Wall Street Journal. Don't let yourself miss out on a good thing in hopes rates will get even better, advises Rosenbaum, of GuardHill Financial.
U.S. News: How and Why to Refinance a Reverse Mortgage
When answering whether or not a borrower should consider entering into the refinancing process, it can be a viable option for those seeking to accomplish goals inherent to specific financial situations. This is according to Vivian Dye, reverse mortgage consultant at GuardHill Financial Corp based in New York City.
Can You Refinance a Reverse Mortgage?
"There are many reasons it may be beneficial to refinance your existing reverse mortgage," says Vivian Dye, reverse mortgage consultant at New York-based GuardHill Financial Corp. "It may have been several years since you closed, and rates may have lowered, or it makes more sense to switch from an adjustable rate to a fixed rate. Perhaps your home has appreciated in value, and you have additional equity you'd like to tap into; refinancing can increase the amount of money you're eligible to receive from the loan."
Patti Frank Of GuardHill Financial Corporation Deep Dives The Mortgage Process. Part One.
In 2014, I chose to join GuardHill Financial because of its stellar reputation in the industry and because after the mortgage crisis of 2008, the U.S. mortgage industry changed drastically. Joining GuardHill Financial allowed me to go from brokering loans to banking loans.
What the Government Shutdown Means for Home Loans
Mortgage rates already had been falling when the shutdown began Dec. 22, and they fell more than an eighth of a percentage point in the two weeks that followed. That’s why the shutdown could give you a chance to grab a good mortgage rate.
Government Shutdown: These Programs Are Helping Federal Workers Stay Afloat On Their Mortgages
As Elyse Sullivan, executive vice president of national operations at GuardHill Financial explains: “In response to the government shutdown extending over a longer period, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have imposed a reserves requirement to offset the risk associated with the interruption of income for government workers who are not getting paid. This announcement was made by the agencies to extend consideration of coping with the hardships imposed by the shutdown.”
Rudin, Two Trees, L&L MAG On Brooklyn Office Leasing, Apartment Supply, Bank Pullback
Rental demand, the future of the office market and lending activity were among the topics discussed at Bisnow’s Brooklyn State of the Market event last week. Here are four things we learned.
Is New York City headed for another foreclosure crisis?
“Once that house of cards caved in, [banks] went from being too aggressive to too conservative,” said Alan Rosenbaum, CEO and founder of private mortgage lender and brokerage GuardHill Financial. “But now there are many more options for borrowers. Credit is loosening up, and the commercial banks are sticking to their guidelines.”
Should I Use a Mortgage Broker or Find My Own Lender?
"The mortgage process is so convoluted," says Stephen Rybak, a senior managing director at Guardhill Financial Corp. "Nine out of 10 lenders are offering the same rates. We're here to take care of people and make the process easy."
More Potential Homeowners Turning To Alternative Lending
“Life is not a cookie-cutter circumstance. Everyone has their own set of baggage that they come to you with,” said June Richardson, a vice president at mortgage lender GuardHill Financial Corp. in New York. “You need to have the right team behind you in order to get the deal done.”
Self-employed turn to non-bank lenders to crack the housing market
If a prospective loan doesn’t fit Guardhill’s criteria, Richardson might still be able to put together a deal with a local savings bank or a lender that serves high net-worth clients.
Building a Great Wall around money from China
Several smaller banks and other lenders in the city — including Quontic Bank, GuardHill Financial and Abacus Federal Savings Bank — have stepped in to fill the void where prospective Chinese buyers are short on cash.
The death of the all-cash Chinese buyer – and what it means for NYC banks
As a result, the Chinese investment market in New York City, which for years was defined by splashy all-cash purchases, has morphed into one grounded by more traditional financing. The shift offers a growing opportunity to a handful of lenders such as Quontic, HSBC, Guardhill Financial, Cathay Bank and Abacus Federal Savings Bank.
Suddenly less liquid, Chinese buyers shift strategies in NYC
Banks like East-West Bank, Bank of China, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), Guardhill Financial and Abacus Federal Savings Bank have responded with a surge of loan products geared toward foreign buyers.