Mortech Blog


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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Keep Up to Date on Mortgage Product Policy Changes

Posted by Anna Deibert on Apr 3, 2020 9:29:37 AM

Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, the government entities decided to loosen some requirements on various policies. Below are links to website articles, bulletins and resources containing information regarding these policy changes:

Links to FHFA:


FHFA Mortgage Help for Homeowners Impacted by the Coronavirus


FHFA Announces New Mortgage Forbearance Guidelines



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Meet Mortech: Bhushan Suryawanshi

Posted by Alexus Matulka on Mar 20, 2020 12:47:25 PM


This week on Meet Mortech we want to introduce you all to our newest Data Engineer, Bhushan! 


Favorite part of the job: Getting to know how mortgage pricing works is really interesting to me. I really like the work culture at Mortech (Zillow Group). When I joined Mortech it really helped me to #DoTheRightThing, #TurnOnTheLights and #IncludeAndEmpower.


Favorite things to do on his days off: Having home cooked food and play with kids.


Favorite places to travel: Hawaii


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Mortech named to HousingWire’s 2020 TECH100™ list for innovative mortgage companies

Posted by Alexus Matulka on Mar 10, 2020 9:39:26 AM


We are grateful to have been named one of HousingWire’s 2020 TECH100™  top mortgage companies who are revolutionizing the mortgage lending process, announced last week by HousingWire.


This year HousingWire decided on their winning list of mortgage companies by focusing its attention on companies that are currently launching the digital mortgage space to the next level. The list includes companies that focus on every aspect of the mortgage process from servicing and secondary marketing to online rate quoting. The goal of creating an end-to-end digital mortgage experience is top of mind for all winning companies.

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