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Guidance Residential Overview

Reston, VA
51 to 200 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Financial Transaction Processing
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Guidance Residential is the leading provider of Islamic home financing in the United States. Since its inception in 2002, Guidance Residential has funded over $5.5 billion in Islamic home financing contracts, serving more than 20,000 families. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia ... Read more

Mission: To provide Islamic home financing solutions while delivering superior customer service.

Company Updates

  • Commitment to diversity must start at the highest levels, with leaders setting the tone and showing the way. At Guidance Residential, a diverse workforce and women in leadership really uplifts the company culture and paves the path.

  • September 12th was #Jersey Day here at Guidance Residential as we kickoff into fall and into the 4th quarter. Our Guidance Team is sporting team spirit and looking forward to a great month ahead!

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Guidance Residential – Why Work For Us?

With a track record that spans almost two decades, Guidance Residential has pursued a diligent journey to become the leading Islamic home financing provider in the U.S. marketplace.



Guidance Residential embarks on a 3-year, multimillion-dollar R&D project involving 18 law firms and six of the world's leading Islamic finance scholars to provide an authentic home financing model compliant with both U.S. and Islamic legal systems.



Guidance Residential begins operations in 3 states.



 Guidance Residential surpasses $1 billion in Islamic home financing, proving that the Islamic home finance market is viable and here to stay.



 Guidance Residential receives media recognition from major outlets and is nominated for the Islamic Business and Finance Magazine's "Best Islamic Home Finance Provider" award.



 Marking its 10th anniversary, Guidance Residential becomes the largest corporate sponsor of Muslim-American community initiatives, having committed over $1.5 million.



 The nation's leading provider of Islamic home financing, Guidance Residential remains the only U.S. Islamic home financing company with an independent Shariah Supervisory Board made up of world-renowned scholars who also serve on the board of AAOIFI (Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions), a regulatory benchmark for the Islamic Finance industry.



 The Assembly of Muslim jurists of America (AMJA), endorses Guidance Residential and its Declining Balance Co-ownership Program, as a “permissible” path to Muslim-Americans in need of home financing. Guidance Residential operates across 23 states in the U.S. and has financed nearly $3.5 billion in Islamic home financing.



 Operations expand to Kentucky and Delaware. Guidance reaches more than $4 billion in total Shariah-compliant home financing.



 As it celebrates its 15-year anniversary, Guidance is operational in over 30 states with 174 employees nationwide. Guidance reaches more than $4.9 billion in total Shariah-compliant home financing, and opens new offices in Plano, TX, and Sterling, VA. Operations expand to Rhode Island, Alabama, Arkansas, and Washington, D.C.



Now serving seven regions across the country, operations continue expanding to Colorado, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and West Virginia. Guidance is awarded "Best Islamic Home Financier, USA" by World Finance Islamic Finance Awards



Guidance Residential surpasses $5.5 billion in funding, having helped over 20,000 families achieve the dream of homeownership without compromising their faith. 



When you join the team at Guidance Residential, you’ll build a fulfilling career bringing Islamic home financing to faith-conscious families. Guidance offers a professional work environment that prizes innovation as we work together to provide customers with the highest quality journey to homeownership. Our experienced and passionate team cares about serving communities and empowering families. At Guidance, we’re in the business of changing lives, one home at a time.


We offer an excellent compensation package with a comprehensive benefit package to include:

·         Stability and growth

·         Diverse, friendly, and professional atmosphere

·         Award-winning organization


Additional perks include:

·         Student loan pay-down program

·         Flex Spending Accounts

·         Health Savings Accounts

·         Company-paid Life, AD&D, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

·         Voluntary Life & AD&D Plans

·         401K with 100% immediate vesting in company match

·         Both Eid holidays off in addition to government holidays


Join the Guidance family for a fulfilling, engaging, and rewarding career. Start a financially rewarding journey, and make a difference.

Guidance Residential Reviews

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    "Great Culture, Best Company I've Worked For"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Reston, VA
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    I have been working at Guidance Residential full-time (Less than a year)


    The team is amazing. Everyone says hello and will introduce themselves to new employees, including upper management. I’ve even seen the CEO even go around and personally introduce himself to the new employees. The work environment is amazing because while on some days the office can be quiet and focused, on other days the office is full of life. People make the workplace fun by bringing in baked goods, homemade tea, and different flavors of coffee to share, and promoting positive energy.

    I love that they are a modern company, offering a business casual dress code, telework opportunities, and embrace cultural diversity. The benefits are amazing. My favorites include the student loan paydown, LegalShield, onsite gym, breakfast on Fridays, and company lunches. I also love the location of the office, there's an affordable and delicious deli and a yoga studio next door, an auto repair shop across the street, the metro and the post office are also nearby.

    I’ve never worked at a place where the management cares about their employees as much as they do here. If you do good work, they will help you make a career. Many people across all departments have worked here for many years. I’ve seen multiple people start at an entry-level position and get promoted.


    The work can be busy at times, but I like it because I didn’t come to work to just sit around and do nothing all day.

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Guidance Residential Interviews



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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Guidance Residential (Reston, VA).


    After applying online and submitting my resume it took about 4 business days to hear back. I received an email asking what time I'd be able for an interview and was able to schedule an interview for 2 days later. Interviewer was welcoming and polite. Interview went well, I was just asked basic questions and since I have history with the mortgage business they asked me about my job experience then. Discussed what role I'd have and work I'd do if I got the job. Talked about salary and benefits. About 2 days later got a confirmation email that I got the job and I just had to fill out some paper work and get my background checked.

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Guidance Residential Awards & Accolades

  • HousingWire Vanguard Award, HousingWire, 2018
  • Best Islamic Home Financier, USA, World Finance Magazine, 2019
  • Best Islamic Home Financier, USA, World Finance Magazine, 2018
  • Freddie Mac Home Possible RISE Award, Freddie Mac, 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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