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Mortgage Interest Rate Sensitivity Triggers 25% Spike in May Rate-and-Term Refinance Activity

PLANO, Texas, June 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Optimal Blue today released its May 2024 Market Advantage mortgage data report, which revealed a 25.6% month-over-month (MoM) spike in rate-and-term mortgage refinances. The spike was a response to a modest drop in the Optimal Blue Mortgage Market Indices (OBMMI) 30-year conforming rate, which ended the month […]

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Optimal Blue Announces ‘Optimize Your Advantage’ to Showcase How Its Capital Markets Platform Puts Lenders in Control of Their Margins

PLANO, Texas, May 16, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Optimal Blue announced the launch of its Optimize Your Advantage campaign in advance of the MBA Secondary and Capital Markets Conference. This comprehensive brand initiative highlights the value and innovation the company delivers to clients. Through Optimal Blue’s position as the housing industry’s only end-to-end capital markets […]

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Stack Sports launches Stack Rewards to Save Youth Sports Families $100M

DALLAS, Texas, May 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Sports, the leading provider of youth sports software has launched a new rewards program delivering significant savings to youth sports families in the United States and North America. With Stack Rewards, families can earn cashback on everyday shopping and access special offers and deals to help […]

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Optimal Blue Director of Data Solutions Brennan O’Connell Named a 2024 HousingWire Rising Star

PLANO, Texas, April 24, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Optimal Blue today announced that Brennan O’Connell, director of data solutions, has been honored with the 2024 HousingWire Rising Stars award. The award program celebrates emerging leaders in real estate and mortgage who have demonstrated rapid career growth and an ability to lead, achieving remarkable milestones before […]

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Optimal Blue Announces Promotion of Rick Allen to Chief Operating Officer

PLANO, Texas, April 9, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Optimal Blue today announced that it has elevated Rick Allen to chief operating officer (COO). Most recently serving as Optimal Blue’s chief administrative officer, Allen brings more than 35 years of experience in the housing industry to his senior leadership role. Throughout his tenure at Optimal Blue, […]

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Average Homebuyer Credit Score Hits the Highest Mark in Years

PLANO, Texas, April 8, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Optimal Blue released its March 2024 Originations Market Monitor report, which reveals the average homebuyer credit score has reached 737 – an all-time high since the company began tracking this data in January 2018. Despite the potential buyer pool being somewhat limited to borrowers with higher […]

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GOALS Council Welcomes Soccer Resilience to a Live Roundtable Discussing Youth Sports and Mental Health

PLANO, Texas, March 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The GOALS Council, a strategic advisory body formed by Stack Sports and influential youth soccer leaders in 2021, will host their second virtual roundtable tailored for youth sports enthusiasts on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, featuring a distinguished panel of industry leaders discussing pressing topics identified by the […]

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Spring Buying Season Kicks Off With an Uptick in Purchase Applications Despite Climbing Interest Rates

PLANO, Texas, March 11, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Optimal Blue released its February 2024 Originations Market Monitor report, which reveals that the spring homebuying season has kicked off with a jump in monthly purchase mortgage locks. The seasonal spike in purchase locks propelled a net increase in origination activity, even as higher interest rates […]

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Optimal Blue’s Mike Schommer Honored as a 2024 HousingWire Finance Leader

PLANO, Texas, March 1, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Optimal Blue announced its vice president of finance, Mike Schommer, has been honored as a 2024 HousingWire Finance Leader. The award program celebrates senior finance executives who have exhibited exceptional leadership in corporate finance, capital markets, and accounting within the mortgage and real estate sectors.

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Sports Parenting Email Newsletter Surpasses 3.5M Subscribers, Now the most read Newsletter in Youth Sports

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 28, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Six months ago iSport360 partnered with Stack Sports to launch a free weekly newsletter which has now become the largest sports parenting newsletter in youth sports today. With 3.5 million sports parent readers, many of whom are also coaches and sports organizers, the newsletter focuses on helping […]

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Optimal Blue Originations Market Monitor: Lock Volume Rises 36% Month Over Month in January, Falling Rates and Slowing Decline in Purchase Counts May Signal Lending Relief in 2024

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 12, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Optimal Blue announced the release of its Originations Market Monitor report, looking at mortgage origination data through January month-end. Leveraging daily rate lock data from the Optimal Blue PPE – the industry’s most widely used product, pricing, and eligibility engine – the Originations Market Monitor provides […]

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Stack Sports and Expedia Group Score a Winning Partnership, Bringing Big Savings to Sports Families’ Travel Expenses

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 1, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A game-changing collaboration has emerged between Stack Sports, a leading sports technology provider, and Expedia Group, the world’s leading traveler technology platform. Together, they’re set to redefine the way sports families plan their travel, offering substantial savings to make supporting athletes at various events more accessible and […]

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USA Field Hockey Announces Strategic Partnership with Skyhawks Powered by Stack Sports to Expand Youth Field Hockey Participation Nationwide

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 17, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — USA Field Hockey, the national governing body for the sport of field hockey in the United States, is excited to announce a landmark partnership with Skyhawks powered by Stack Sports. This strategic collaboration aims to introduce field hockey to young athletes across the country and foster the […]

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Optimal Blue PPE Now Available in Native Mobile App for Android and iOS, Gives Loan Officers ‘Pricing in Their Pocket’ With Full Product and Search Capabilities

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 16, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Optimal Blue announced releases related to its publicly listed, native mobile app for the Optimal Blue PPE – the industry’s most widely used product, pricing, and eligibility engine. The releases consist of a new mobile app for Android, as well as enhancements to the company’s mobile […]

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Optimal Blue Originations Market Monitor: December Brought Significant Growth in Rate/Term Refinance Volume as Falling Rates Created Favorable Tailwinds

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Optimal Blue announced the release of its Originations Market Monitor report, looking at mortgage origination data through December month-end. Leveraging daily rate lock data from the Optimal Blue PPE – the industry’s most widely used product, pricing, and eligibility engine – the Originations Market Monitor provides […]

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GOALS Council Welcomes Influential Trio to Drive Access and Inclusivity in Youth Soccer

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 10, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The GOALS Council, a strategic advisory body formed by Stack Sports and influential youth soccer leaders in 2021, has announced the appointment of three new members: Martin Fox, Program Manager for the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society Program, Chris Solomons, National Director, Community Engagement and Business Development […]

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Leading Technology GamePlan, powered by Stack Sports, Empowers Texas Rangers to Their First World Series Championship

PLANO, Texas, Dec 6, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Texas Rangers, an iconic Major League Baseball team based in Arlington, TX, have secured their first World Series Championship. Behind the scenes, the Texas Rangers employed GamePlan, a cutting-edge mobile game preparation tool, to navigate their journey to clinch the championship.

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TrackMan Baseball Named Exclusive Technology Partner for Area Code Baseball, Elevating High School Showcase Experiences

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 17, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Sports and TrackMan Baseball are thrilled to unveil an exclusive partnership that solidifies TrackMan as the official tracking technology for Area Code Baseball. This collaboration will usher in cutting-edge technology for high school baseball players participating in the premier showcase events.

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Stack Tourney and Baseball New South Wales Forge New Partnership to Promote Youth Baseball Development

PLANO, Texas, June 28, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Tourney, powered by Stack Sports, is a leading provider of youth sports tournaments and thrilled to announce its partnership with Baseball New South Wales (Baseball NSW), the governing body for baseball in the state. This collaboration aims to advance the growth and development of youth baseball […]

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