## Che cos'è un rapporto prestito / valore?

Domanda

Il rapporto prestito / valore (LTV) è una valutazione del rischio di credito che gli istituti finanziari e altri istituti di credito prendono in considerazione prima di approvare un mutuo.

La maggior parte degli istituti di credito offre ai richiedenti mutui e beni immobili il tasso di interesse più basso possibile quando il rapporto prestito/valore è pari o inferiore 80%.

## Measure Of The Loan To Value Ratio

Prospective home buyers can easily calculate the LTV ratio of a home. This is the formula:

LTV ratio =MA/PV
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dove:
MA = mortgage amount
APV = property value
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.

An LTV ratio is calculated by dividing the amount borrowed by the estimated value of the property, expressed as a percentage.

Per esempio, if you buy a house that is estimated to be worth \$100,000 and make a down payment of \$10,000, you are borrowing \$90,000. This results in an LTV ratio of 90% (vale a dire. 90,000 / 100,000).

Determining an LTV ratio is an important component of underwriting mortgages.

It can be used when purchasing a home, refinancing a current mortgage into a new loan, or borrowing against accumulated equity within a property.

Lenders assess the LTV ratio to determine the risk they are taking when underwriting a mortgage.

When borrowers apply for a loan for an amount that is at or near the appraised value (and therefore has a higher LTV ratio), lenders see a greater likelihood that the loan will go into default.

This is because very little equity is built up within the property. Di conseguenza, in the event of foreclosure, it may be difficult for the lender to sell the home to the point where the outstanding mortgage balance is covered and still make a profit on the transaction.

The main factors affecting LTV ratios are the amount of the down payment, the sales price and the appraised value of a property. The lowest LTV ratio is achieved with a higher down payment and a lower sales price.