Zillow’s Matthew Speakman on 2021’s home-building market

In this interview, Speakman discusses the latest housing starts report and how it effects the home-buillding market.

Mortgage rates remain steady, rise to 2.81%

With 14 consecutive weeks below 3%, Khater says rates provided "tangible support" to economy.

The future of title and escrow tech

Heading into 2021, there are many changes in store for the title industry. Join this multi-panel event to get ahead of the curve.

Stacking the deck

Does choosing the right technology stack give your brokerage a competitive edge?


2020 HW Insider: Sue Baker

Optimal Blue Vice President of Product and Client Services

Sue Baker’s background and industry knowledge enable her to immediately envision a more efficient workflow, no matter what part of the mortgage process she is focused on.

She has the innate ability to then combine these workflows with others to design highly compelling mortgage technology platforms. Mortgage lenders have generated millions of successful transactions and employed a host of efficiencies with the automation Baker and her teams have designed over the last few decades. Additionally, Baker maintains a remarkable focus on client support and exceptional customer service. Over the last several years, she has led many initiatives to re-engineer the company’s account management and customer support functions. As part of Baker’s ongoing effort to align product development closely to client needs, Optimal Blue conducts numerous collaborative feedback sessions with clients on all product initiatives – all singlehandedly architected by Baker. The results have created a high-touch, client-centric culture that has been well received by clients.

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