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Mary Miller,

Mary Miller

Director, Product Management, Mortgages - Zillow.com

  1. Loan Officers and Mortgage Brokers: Here’s a Great Way to Build Your Business

    Loan Officers and Mortgage Brokers: Here’s a Great Way to Build Your Business

    Hey loan officers, mortgage brokers, and bankers:  Did you know you can attract new customers by submitting loan quotes in Zillow Mortgage Marketplace? It’s pretty easy: Borrowers […]

  2. Welcome Mike Price as the New Editor for Mortgages Unzipped

    Welcome Mike Price as the New Editor for Mortgages Unzipped

    Please join me in welcoming Mike Price as the latest member of the Mortgages Unzipped community! Mike is joining Zillow in a part-time capacity and will […]

  3. Mortgage Rates in Review…and a Look Ahead

    Mortgage Rates in Review…and a Look Ahead

    Looking back on 2009, it appears that the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate was on a roller coaster ride.  The rate dipped below 5.0% for much of January, then it spiked […]

  4. Welcome, Chris Birk!

    Welcome, Chris Birk!

    Please join me in welcoming Chris Birk as the latest contributor to Mortgages Unzipped! Chris has written about real estate and business for newspapers and magazines […]

  5. Fannie and Freddie Suspend Foreclosure Evictions During the Holiday Season

    Fannie and Freddie Suspend Foreclosure Evictions During the Holiday Season

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced yesterday that they are suspending evictions for borrowers facing foreclosure during this holiday season.   The suspension is in effect from […]

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    Cimmaron Integrates Zillow Quote API

    I’m happy to announce that Cimmaron Software has become Zillow’s latest Quote API integration provider. The Zillow Quote API automates quotes submitted by lenders on Zillow […]

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    Welcome, Colin Robertson!

    Please join me in welcoming Colin Robertson as the newest contributor on Mortgages Unzipped. Colin began his career in the mortgage industry as a loan originator for […]

  8. $8000 Tax Credit is Extended through April 30, 2010…and it's been Expanded!

    $8000 Tax Credit is Extended through April 30, 2010…and it's been Expanded!

    The $8000 tax credit for first-time home buyers has been extended through April 30, 2010.  It was previously due to expire November 30, 2009.  Not only has […]

  9. Home Refinancers Save $3 Billion

    Home Refinancers Save $3 Billion

    Freddie Mac just released their quarterly Refinance Report, which shows that half of borrowers who refinanced a conventional loan during July-September 2009 lowered their mortgage rate by […]

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    IMOS Integrates Zillow Quote API

    I’m happy to announce that IMOS™ (Integrated Mortgage Origination Systems) has become Zillow’s latest Quote API integration provider. The Zillow Quote API automates quotes submitted by […]

  11. New Refinance Break-Even Point and Savings Graph

    New Refinance Break-Even Point and Savings Graph

    Zillow Mortgage Marketplace recently launched a unique Break-Even Point graph on every loan quote borrowers receive from lenders.  This graph helps borrowers who want to refinance determine their […]

  12. New Refinance Break-Even Point and Savings Graph

    New Refinance Break-Even Point and Savings Graph

    Zillow Mortgage Marketplace recently launched a unique Break-Even Point graph on every loan quote borrowers receive from lenders.  This graph helps borrowers who want to refinance determine their […]

  13. Low Rates Cause Surge in Refinance Loan Requests

    Low Rates Cause Surge in Refinance Loan Requests

    Refinance requests on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace are up 20% so far this month versus August.  The chart below shows that lower mortgage rates appear to be […]

  14. More Homeowners are Late on Their Mortgages

    More Homeowners are Late on Their Mortgages

    Despite signs of an improving housing market, homeowners continue to be under financial stress.  According to Reuters, the 30-day mortgage delinquency rate increased again in August, reaching […]

  15. FBI Reports Drastic Increase in Mortgage Fraud Cases

    FBI Reports Drastic Increase in Mortgage Fraud Cases

    Last week, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, made a statement about the “Priorities in the FBI‘s Criminal Programs” before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  One of the topics […]