Eli Sklar
SVP of Mortgage Lending

Eli Sklar grew up in the Five Towns, a suburb of New York in Nassau County. Eli's claim to fame is his wife and 4 kids and a never ending desire to help millions of potential home owners become actual home owners! Eli holds a graduate certificate from NYU in real estate finance and has been helping people with their mortgage needs since 2012.

Meet the Team!

  • Aaron Angel Aaron started working in the mortgage industry in 2003 as a sales assistant to a top mortgage originator. In 2008 he left the business and became a yoga teacher in NYC. Through chance, Aaron was introduced to Eli Sklar when the lender working on Aaron's mortgage could not close his loan on time- and Eli saved the day. Since then Aaron has joined TeamSklar as Sales Assistant. Aaron currently lives with his partner Keely, their daughter Jaya, with their cats Shnoogie and June in Oakhurst, NJ.

  • Brandon Currier, MC Brandon started his mortgage career back in 1999 as a File Clerk at a local hometown bank in NH in the Home Equity Dept. Since then, he has worked as a closer for Mobile Home loans, Auto/Personal Loans and Home Equities, a mortgage processor, mortgage underwriter, and finally landed in his current role on a top producing sales team, which suits him perfectly as he loves to connect with people. Although his time working in TeamSklar is recent, Brandon has made a name for himself as someone who will go to lengths to help get our borrowers to the closing table on time and satisfied. Brandon currently lives in West Holywood, CA with his 2 beautiful dogs Bella and Bentley.

  • Lora Woodard Lora first started in the mortgage industry in 2011 as a trainer in the Servicing Department at a bank. It was a temporary job while she looked to put her teaching degree to use. However, in 2012 an opportunity presented itself on the origination side of mortgages and she became a Licensed Loan Officer Assistant at a mortgage company. She then took a job as a Loan Coordinator at Guaranteed Rate in 2017. She had never processed before but took on the challenge and never looked back. Lora lives with her partner David and son Leo in Alden, NY. They are avid Buffalo football fans.

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This is NOT a mortgage loan approval or commitment to lend. The actual fees, costs, and monthly payment on your specific loan transaction may vary, and may include city, county, or other additional fees and costs.

Mortgage rates are offered exclusively through Guaranteed Rate and are subject to change without notice. If the down payment is less than 20%, mortgage insurance may be required and could increase the monthly payment and APR. The payment amount does not include homeowners’ insurance, flood insurance (if applicable), or property taxes that must be paid in addition to your loan payment. The displayed Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is a measure of the cost to borrow money expressed as a yearly percentage. For mortgage loans, excluding home equity lines of credit, it includes the interest rate plus other charges or fees (such as mortgage insurance, discount points, and origination charges). For home equity lines, the APR simply reflects the interest rate. When shopping for a mortgage, you can use the APR to compare the costs of similar loans between lenders.

One discount points equals one percent of your loan amount.

Some jumbo loan options may not be available to first-time home buyers.

We based the mortgage interest rates shown on a 30-day rate lock period. Under certain circumstances, a 30-day rate lock may not be available. When you apply, you can choose to lock or float your interest rate range.

Mortgage rates and loan options displayed depend on a number of variables, including the accuracy of the information you have entered, which is subject to verification, credit and property approval.

These mortgage rates are based upon a variety of assumptions and conditions, which include a consumer credit score that may be higher or lower than your individual credit score.

Your loan's interest rate will depend upon the specific characteristics of your loan transaction and your credit history up to the time of closing.


If you meet the eligibility requirements of the VA program, gifts or grants may be used for down payments. Up to 100% financing may be available for qualified borrowers. Most VA loans require the borrower to pay a 'funding fee'. This fee may be paid out of pocket or financed into the loan amount. At the direction of the United States Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs VA Funding Fees may increase or decrease without notice. Guaranteed Rate, Inc. is a private corporation organized under the laws of the State of Delaware. It has no affiliation with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the US Department of Agriculture, or any other government agency.

Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARMs)

Interest rates and payments may increase after consummation. After the initial fixed period, your interest rate may change periodically according to the market index. Any change may significantly impact your monthly payment. Since the index in the future is unknown, the First Adjusted Rate and Payments displayed are based on the current index plus the margin (fully indexed rate) at time of scenario/disclosure. Before choosing an ARM, you should decide if you can manage the maximum estimated payment if the rate increases. To fully understand minimum and maximum payments, please speak to a mortgage loan expert.