Industry news from Best Rate Referrals for marketers focused on matching consumers with the right lending product

  • Move Over Reverse: Marketing Mortgage Loans to Seniors

    Move Over Reverse: Marketing Mortgage Loans to Seniors

    The senior population is growing and they’re not looking for reverse mortgages. Refinances and multifamily loans are in demand, and statistics confirm you can connect with seniors via digital media.

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  • Mortgage Applicant Quality Improved in Q2 2018

    Mortgage Applicant Quality Improved in Q2 2018

    Mortgage applicant quality improved in Q2 2018 according to the Q2 2018 Mortgage Consumer Profile Report published by Best Rate Referrals.

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  • Mortgage Weekly Roundup – July 27

    Mortgage Weekly Roundup – July 27

    Mortgage rates have stopped climbing, but home price increases and inventory challenges endure. Here are the big stories in the mortgage market for the week ending July 24.

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  • Mortgage Weekly Roundup – July 20

    Mortgage Weekly Roundup – July 20

    Mortgage Weekly Roundup: Refinances plummeted to their lowest point but purchases lead the pack. This boost could indicate the housing inventory is showing signs of recovery after months of shortage.

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  • Mortgage Weekly Roundup – July 13

    Mortgage Weekly Roundup – July 13

    Prospective home buyers are still challenged with surging listing prices, the result of bidding wars as buyers compete for the limited properties on the market.

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  • Affluent, Rural, Older Home Owners Seeking New Purchase Mortgages in Q1

    Affluent, Rural, Older Home Owners Seeking New Purchase Mortgages in Q1

    In comparison to the refinance and reverse markets, consumers actively seeking purchase mortgages are more diverse in age and income levels according to the Q1 2018 Mortgage Consumer Profile Report.

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  • The 5 Best Mortgage Campaigns: Leveraging Social Media and Video

    The 5 Best Mortgage Campaigns: Leveraging Social Media and Video

    As the mortgage industry quickly becomes competitive, banks and loan officers need to revamp their marketing strategies. See how these top lenders produced quality social media posts and videos.

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  • More Affluent Homeowners Sought New Refinance Loans in Q1 2018

    More Affluent Homeowners Sought New Refinance Loans in Q1 2018

    A shift in the refinance market occurred from 2017 and Q1 2018, resulting in more affluent homeowners with increased home values and higher mortgage balances, seeking new refinance loans.

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  • Q1 2018 Mortgage Consumer Profile Report

    Q1 2018 Mortgage Consumer Profile Report

    The Q1 2018 Mortgage Consumer Profile Report, published by Best Rate Referrals, highlights mortgage market audience trends for the period of January 2017-March 2018, with an emphasis on January-March

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  • Mortgage Weekly Roundup – June 22

    Mortgage Weekly Roundup – June 22

    Here are the big stories in the mortgage market for the week ending June 20.

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  • Mortgage Weekly Roundup – June 15

    Mortgage Weekly Roundup – June 15

    For the week ending June 15, rates hit a hard reverse. After two consecutive weeks of overall declines, rates rose this week to their second highest position overall in 2018.

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  • Mortgage Weekly Roundup ― June 8

    Mortgage Weekly Roundup ― June 8

    During the week ending June 7, average mortgage rates for both fixed and adjustable rate loans started to inch backwards, easing concerns of some buyers.

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  • Five Mortgage Marketing Tips to Help Loan Officers Win

    Five Mortgage Marketing Tips to Help Loan Officers Win

    Check out Raymond Bartreau of Best Rate Referrals latest mortgage marketing insights in National Mortgage Professional Magazine.

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  • Prices Climb High But Home Sales Dip in Q1 2018

    Prices Climb High But Home Sales Dip in Q1 2018

    Prices Climb High But Home Sales Dip in Q1 2018. This month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released its Q1 2018 housing report.

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  • The End of Q1 Reports a Long-Awaited Dip in Mortgage Rates

    The End of Q1 Reports a Long-Awaited Dip in Mortgage Rates

    Mortgage rates started the month by continuing a six-week climb that began in mid-January. By the mid-point of March, rates clocked in at their four-year high (4.46%) before starting to descend.

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  • Best Rate Referrals Launches Personal Finance Marketplace

    Best Rate Referrals Launches Personal Finance Marketplace

    BRR announced it is expanding into the world of personal finance with the launch of Loan Advisor, an online marketplace designed to provide consumers with simple and fast personal loan quotes.

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  • Best Rate Referrals Expands into Personal Finance with Launch of Loan Advisor

    Best Rate Referrals Expands into Personal Finance with Launch of Loan Advisor

    Award-winning mortgage marketing firm Best Rate Referrals introduces new personal loan marketplace Loan Advisor

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  • Raymond Bartreau of Best Rate Referrals Earns Spot On 2018 Mortgage Professional America’s Hot 100 List

    Raymond Bartreau of Best Rate Referrals Earns Spot On 2018 Mortgage Professional America’s Hot 100 List

    Raymond Bartreau, Best Rate Referrals Founder and SVP of Mortgage Partnerships, named on the 2018 MPA Hot 100 list

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