Guaranteed Rate Supports VA Borrowers through Proud Partnership with the USO
February 25, 2020 (CHICAGO) -- Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail lenders in the nation, announces its proud partnership with the United Service Organizations (USO) to ensure veterans and members of the military transitioning out of active duty service receive one-on-one guidance and support from VA loan specialists during every stage of the home-buying process.
“Partnering with the USO is another way for Guaranteed Rate to make the American dream of homeownership a reality for as many veterans as possible,” said Guaranteed Rate Founder and CEO Victor Ciardelli. “It’s an honor to serve those who have served our country with our commitment to delivering the best value proposition tailored to their specific needs.”
Guaranteed Rate’s loan products and services make the application process more accessible for veterans and members of the military. The company offers buyers a streamlined digital process as well as tools like FlashClose™ to save time at closing and provide options for remote online notarization and mobile closings.
“Homeownership is an important goal for many veterans and transitioning service members,” said USO Chief Development and Marketing Officer Lisa Turner Anastasi. “Guaranteed Rate provides them with guidance, support and education to help make that goal achievable, while enabling sound financial decisions in preparation for the future.”
To learn more about VA loans and qualifications, please visit rate.com/va
About Guaranteed Rate Companies
The Guaranteed Rate Companies, which includes Guaranteed Rate, Inc., Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, and Proper Rate, LLC, has more than 9,000 employees in over 750 offices across the United States. Headquartered in Chicago, Guaranteed Rate Companies is one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States, funding over $73 billion in 2020. Founded in 2000 and licensed in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., Guaranteed Rate Companies has helped homeowners nationwide with home purchase loans and refinances. The company has established itself as an industry leader by introducing innovative technology, offering low rates and delivering unparalleled customer service. 2017 marked the launch of Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage. In 2020, the company launched Proper Rate, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and @properties, one of the nation's largest residential brokerage firms. Collectively, the Guaranteed Rate Companies have earned honors and awards including: Top Lender for Online Service for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report; Best Mortgage Lender for Online Loans and Best Mortgage Lender for Refinancing by NerdWallet for 2021; HousingWire’s 2020 Tech100 award for the company’s industry-leading FlashClose SM technology; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide's Top Retail Mortgage Lenders 2019; Chicago Agent Magazine’s Lender of the Year for five consecutive years; Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years. Visit rate.com for more information.
About the USO
The USO strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners, and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.