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Source High Intent Purchase Leads Through Predictive Analytics

Posted by Alexus Matulka on Sep 4, 2020 9:52:08 AM

Even with economic uncertainty, consumers are still looking to buy or sell homes, which means as we enter the fall season it’s important to be more intentional with your purchase lead acquisition spend to help you stay ahead of the market shift. Traffic to Zillow Group mobile apps and websites reached a record 218 million average monthly unique users, an increase of 12% year-over-year last quarter.*

 

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Partnership Spotlight Interview: Mortech and Ruuster

Posted by Alexus Matulka on Jul 31, 2020 9:19:56 AM

At Mortech we pride ourselves in the great partnerships we have with various companies in the mortgage space. Whether it be an integration with a point of sale platform, loan origination system or mortgage offer marketplace - our ultimate goal with these partnerships is to bring simplicity and automation to our lender’s workflow so they can spend more time growing their business and creating lasting relationships with their customers.

 

This past month, Partner Relationship Manager, Mike Russell, got to speak with Brett Siegal, Founder and CEO of the home buying management platform, Ruuster. New to the industry, Ruuster has created a space that educates and empowers thoughtful and ambitious home buyers throughout their entire home buying journey. By targeting home buyers at the earliest stages of their journey, Ruuster is looking to not only be an education resource, but also the solution home buyers use to conquer every step of the process. 

 

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Mortech is Now Integrated with Rate Marketplace FreeRateUpdate.com

Posted by Alexus Matulka on Jul 17, 2020 8:59:14 AM

We are excited to announce that Mortech is now integrated with FreeRateUpdate.com, a mortgage rate marketplace that showcases available mortgage offers from industry leading lenders in your preferred location. With this new integration, the two solutions are looking to simplify the digital mortgage experience not only for lenders, but homebuyers too.

 

FreeRateUpdate.com is looking to save borrowers time during the stressful mortgage process by providing them with an easy to use platform where they can compare rates among lenders based off their specific scenario. Whether it be looking for refinance options or for financing a new home purchase, FreeRateUpdate.com wants to help consumers connect with a qualified lender without the need to input personal information including; credit score or SSN, before getting started. FreeRateUpdate.com partners with hundreds of qualified lenders to give mortgage rate shoppers one convenient place to get multiple rate quotes. It makes rate comparison shopping easy! For additional information on FreeRateUpdate.com you can give their team a call at 888-99-LEADS or email them at sales@freerateupdate.com

 

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Partnership Spotlight Interview: Mortech and Credit Karma Home

Posted by Alexus Matulka on Jul 1, 2020 9:10:09 AM

At Mortech we pride ourselves in the great partnerships we have with various companies in the mortgage space. Whether it be an integration with a point of sale platform, loan origination system or mortgage offer marketplace - our ultimate goal with these partnerships is to bring simplicity and automation to our lender’s workflow so they can spend more time growing their business and creating lasting relationships with their customers.

 

One of these valued partnerships is with Credit Karma Home. Credit Karma Home, the mortgage division of Credit Karma, has created a platform to help guide their more than 100 million members through the complicated and frustrating process of purchasing or refinancing a home. By leveraging insights they have on their members, they are able to match them with financial products that make sense for their specific scenario. 

 

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Mortech’s Ruuster Integration Brings Lenders a New Market of Homebuyers

Posted by Alexus Matulka on Jun 19, 2020 8:35:23 AM

We are excited to announce that Mortech is now integrated with Ruuster, a homebuying management platform looking to empower thoughtful and ambitious homebuyers throughout their entire homebuying journey. With this new integration, the two solutions are looking to increase transparency into the homebuying process as well as simplify the digital mortgage experience not only for lenders, but homebuyers too.

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COVID-19 Mortgage Updates

Posted by Alexus Matulka on Jun 4, 2020 1:31:53 PM

Over the past several weeks lenders have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by tightening mortgage eligibility standards. Since mid-March, numerous lenders have stiffened the credit requirements such as increasing the minimum FICO credit score, increasing the debt-to-income ratio, and lowering the allowed percentage for loan-to-value. Lock-day restrictions have also been imposed for 45 days or greater. 

 

Lenders have also suspended various types of products such as Cash-Outs, HELOCs, Non-Conforming Jumbo Loans and Non-Conventional Portfolios, among other specialty programs.

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The Time to Source Purchase Leads is Here

Posted by Alexus Matulka on May 29, 2020 9:02:46 AM

As a lender, you have most likely been shifting your focus these past couple of months to borrowers looking to refinance their mortgage. The time is now though, especially moving into the month of June, to start thinking about your purchase leads again. Amid the current world state people are still looking to buy or sell homes and when the time comes for them to need financing, you want to make sure you are top of mind for these borrowers. 

 

Overall visits to for-sale listings rebounded in April, and was even slightly higher than April 2019. 

 

For-purchase mortgage applications are now up year-over-year, 54% higher than lows hit in April.

 

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Streamline Your Workflow with Mortgage APIs

Posted by Alexus Matulka on May 15, 2020 7:38:18 AM

With the current state of the world we are in - being a part of the digital landscape for mortgage rates is essential to seeing business growth. By creating an easy to use online experience for your customers who are now researching mortgage rates online, you can make sure you stay ahead of your competitors. 

 

Mortech’s product and pricing engine APIs can help push your live rates to websites, point-of-sale solutions, smart applications and more. We have worked hard to create a streamlined onboarding process, and currently most lenders see this integration implemented in as little as two days! What could be more simple? 

 

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Meet Mortech: Kent Seevers

Posted by Alexus Matulka on May 8, 2020 11:17:21 AM

 

This week on Meet Mortech we want to introduce you all to our Partner Relationship Manager, Kent Seevers! 

 

Favorite part of the job: My favorite part of the job is the connectedness. Not only am I working with awesome people at Mortech and Zillow doing exciting things, but I get to collaborate with awesome people at our partner's companies who are also doing exciting things.

 

Favorite things to do on his days off: My new hobby du jour is flying gliders at Blair Municipal Airport.

 

Favorite places to travel: Long Pine, NE

 

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Partner Mini Series: Mortech and Mortgage Research Center

Posted by Alexus Matulka on Apr 20, 2020 10:20:36 AM

Here at Mortech we pride ourselves in the great partnerships we have with various companies in the mortgage space. Point of sale integrations, loan origination systems, rate marketplaces and more - with these partnerships we are looking to automate day-to-day workflow for lenders so they can spend more time on growing their business and creating relationships with their customers versus manually pushing leads through the mortgage process.

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