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Imminentness of Mortgage Infrastructure and Customer Adoption

Imminentness of Mortgage Infrastructure and Customer Adoption

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 216th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to the inbox of more than 500 GEM members on June 15th, 2022.] The 30-year fixed mortgage rate is approaching 6%, no doubt catching the immediate attention of both the millions…

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A Mortgage Lender First-Time Buyers can Trust

A Mortgage Lender First-Time Buyers can Trust

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Homebuyer.] A digital mortgage lender built for first-time home buyers, Homebuyer’s platform includes built-in features like interactive lesson plans for home buyers, comparative loan searching, personalized content, and customizable…

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How You Can HELP Pay the Rent or Mortgage and Save America As We Know It

How You Can HELP Pay the Rent or Mortgage and Save America As We Know It

[Editor’s note: Originally published on Linkedin.] COVID has demonstrated how fragile and interdependent many of the systems are that we know as “daily life.” Not unlike a Jenga tower, if one piece is removed, the entire structure can crumble. In this brief, I will make a radically…

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The Future of Data: Innovation and Privacy

The Future of Data: Innovation and Privacy

It was an exciting conversation a couple weeks ago at the #InnovateHousing event put on by Fannie Mae and the Washington Center for Real Estate Research. I moderated The Future of Data: Innovation and Privacy panel that featured Scott Hallworth, Fannie Mae’s Chief Data, Modeling…

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Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Sahil Gupta from Patch Homes

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Sahil Gupta from Patch Homes

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Sahil Gupta from Patch Homes. Without further ado… What do you do? I’m the co-founder of Patch Homes, a financial institution that’s focused on unlocking home-equity wealth for homeowners in a debt-free manner. For…

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Geek Estate Founding Member Spotlight: Dan Green from Growella

Geek Estate Founding Member Spotlight: Dan Green from Growella

We’ve now published seven Geek Estate founding member interviews; Jennifer Kjellgren, Sep Niakan, Eileen Romito, Ryan Coon, Caroline Pinal, Joel Leslie, David Marc Harris, and Seth Siegler. The interviews are meant to give you a taste of current business priorities, products and trends to watch in 2018, and what they enjoy about being a Geek Estate mastermind…

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FlyHomes Offers Sellers Guaranteed Closing

FlyHomes Offers Sellers Guaranteed Closing

How often do deals fall through due to financing? 5%? 10%? 20%? FlyHomes is guaranteeing the financing for their buyers to give them an edge in a bidding war (via GeekWire). If a seller agrees to an offer and the deal falls through for any reason,…

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Maxwell – Anonymously Ask a Loan Officer

Maxwell – Anonymously Ask a Loan Officer

Finally. Someone is headed the right direction with giving consumers what they want: access to advice from trusted experts, on their terms (NOT giving up their contact information). See the ask a loan officer page on Maxwell: Well done. Granted, Maxwell only covers mortgages. Now, if…

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Innovate for Consumer Mortgage Experience–Not Lead Generation

Innovate for Consumer Mortgage Experience–Not Lead Generation

Google announced a new mortgage shopping product in late November. Partly powered by Zillow, it’s an advertising tool for lenders and a product comparison tool for consumers. Zillow already has the products, interest rates, and reviews of nationwide lenders across its mortgage shopping system. It…

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Mortgage Data on Google Compare Powered by Zillow

Mortgage Data on Google Compare Powered by Zillow

While most of the industry conversation centers around Zillow’s focus on high performing agent teams, Zillow keeps plugging away with business development efforts to gain more distribution for their mortgage offering. This week’s news was that Zillow Group partnered with Google Compare for mortgage data (press…

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