In real estate, Loan to Value (LTV) is the ratio of the outstanding loan balance to the value of the property expressed as a percentage. The higher the loan-to-value, the less likely the borrower will be able to repay the loan at maturity. Real estate lenders use this important metric, together with debt yield, debt service coverage ratio, among others to assess the risk of a loan and arrive at an appropriate loan amount.

Loan to Value (LTV) = Loan Amount ÷ Property Value

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