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loan-to-value

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(Banking & Finance) the ratio between the sum of money lent in a mortgage agreement and the lender's valuation of the property involved. Abbreviation: LTV
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As money becomes more expensive, it becomes more difficult to close deals with the same underwriting as previously used as loan to value and debt service ratios are reduced.
While short-term bridge lenders are also selective about the quality of their deals, on income-producing properties BRT will, for example, offer bridge financing to 85% loan to value secured by first and second mortgage loans and participation loans to 90% loan to value and joint venture opportunities.
The loan was written for a term of 10 years with a two-year amortization and a loan to value of 66 percent.
A common practice in the early 1990's among commercial mortgage lenders was called "marking to market," a valuation technique used in evaluating how much a building was worth for the purposes of determining how much loan to value to lend.