Guild Mortgage Review 2021

By Bankrate Staff

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At a glance

Guild Mortgage

4.1

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Loans offered

Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, jumbo, renovation loans; refinancing options include rate-and-term refinancing and cash-out refinancing
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Nationwide availability

Available in all U.S. states except New Jersey and New York
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Min. credit score required

620 for conventional loans; 600 for VA loans; 600 for USDA loans; 600 for FHA loans; 680 for jumbo loans

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Variety of loan options for primary, secondary and investment properties
  • Multiple first-time homebuyer, down payment assistance and affordable lending options
  • Seamless online application and documentation submission
  • E-closings available

Cons

  • Doesn't offer home equity loans or home equity lines of credit (HELOCs)
  • Doesn’t provide commercial loans

Guild Mortgage overview

Guild Mortgage is an online and brick-and-mortar lender that was established in 1960. It now has approximately 4,400 employees operating from more than 200 branches in 30 states and says it's one of the fastest-growing mortgage companies in the nation.  Guild Mortgage offers a wide range of residential mortgage products. Its loan professionals are committed to delivering personalized service and closing on time. Through its MyMortgage digital mortgage, and its local in-house processing, underwriting and funding, Guild Mortgage brings the best of technology and people expertise to the mortgage experience, according to the lender's website.

Loan types

  • Conventional
  • FHA
  • VA
  • USDA
  • Jumbo
  • Renovation loans
  • Rate-and-term refinancing
  • Cash-out refinancing

Lender fees

Guild Mortgage lender fees vary by loan type. The lender typically does not charge origination fees.

Minimum borrower requirements

Guild Mortgage adheres to the conforming loan requirements for mortgages approved by government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as those backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

For conventional loans, key requirements include good credit (typically a FICO score of 620 or higher). Depending on the loan, a minimum down payment of 3 percent is required.

Government requirements for FHA and VA loans are detailed here:

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Guild Mortgage consumer reviews

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Friendly, Knowledgeable and Responsive!

Anonymous | St. Louis, MO | 11/19/2020

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Easy to work with.

Best Experience | Pacific Northwest | 2/7/2021