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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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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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Mortgage Industry Veteran Sara Holtz Joins Optimal Blue as Chief Marketing Officer

PLANO, Texas, March 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Optimal Blue announced today that it has appointed Sara Holtz as chief marketing officer. As a seasoned marketing and communications leader, Holtz brings more than 20 years of career experience, including a decade of driving change in the mortgage industry. As chief marketing officer, Holtz will drive […]

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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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Revolutionizing Team Travel: TEAMINN Partners with EventPipe to Redefine Hotel Booking for Event Operators and Traveling Teams

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 13, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TEAMINN, powered by Stack Sports, a leading name in team travel solutions, is thrilled to announce its strategic partnership with EventPipe, an innovative hotel booking management platform. This collaboration is set to transform the landscape of hotel bookings for event operators and traveling teams, offering seamless and […]

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Meridix Transforms into Stack Streaming After Joining Forces with Stack Sports

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Meridix, a leading provider of cutting-edge live streaming solutions, is proud to unveil its new identity as Stack Streaming, marking a significant milestone in the company’s growth. This relaunch comes after the successful acquisition earlier this year of Meridix by Stack Sports, a prominent sports technology company.

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Sports Connect Announces New Partnership with Catholic Youth Organization, New York (CYO NY)

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 8, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sports Connect, the leading registration provider for sports organizations by Stack Sports, is delighted to announce its latest partnership with the esteemed Catholic Youth Organization, New York (CYO NY). The alliance marks an exciting chapter in the realm of youth sports in New York, with Sports Connect […]

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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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Stack Sports Launches Stack Tourney, Revolutionizing Tournament Management with Seamless Integration and Enhanced User Experience

PLANO, Texas, June 7, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Sports, a leading provider of sports software solutions, successfully launched Stack Tourney, its new brand identity for the tournament platform. Since the launch, Stack Sports has been actively working to enhance the product and provide an integrated experience for its partners.

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Stack Sports Announces Launch of Integrated Mobile Experience with Stack Team App

PLANO, Texas, May 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Sports, a global sports technology company, has launched an integration between Stack Team App, a customizable mobile app for teams and organizations, and Sports Connect, the flagship league management platform of Stack Sports. The Stack Sports ecosystem includes over 25 services dedicated to powering the sports […]

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Stack Sports and Icon Source Partner to Revolutionize Sports Management and Branding

PLANO, Texas, May 9, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Sports, the leading provider of sports technology, and Icon Source, a leading platform connecting athletes and brands for NIL endorsements, are excited to announce their partnership. The collaboration between the two companies will bring together their cutting-edge technology and branding solutions, allowing for a streamlined and […]

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Stack Sports and LifeBrand Announce Partnership to Promote Positive Social Media Presence For Athletes In Their Sports Journey

PLANO, Texas, April 4, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, LifeBrand, an AI-powered Social Media Cleaning platform, and Stack Sports proudly announce their partnership to empower athletes to use social media intelligently and responsibly. Together, they will be able to help athletes and students use their online presence to their fullest potential by clearing away potentially […]

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College Gymnastics Association Partners With CaptainU To Create A New Pathway For Athletes To Play In College

PLANO, Texas, Dec. 22, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — College Gymnastics Association (CGA) -the Gymnastics Organization that aims to grow the sport of Collegiate Men’s Gymnastics – announced today a new partner in CaptainU, powered by Stack Sports, to help raise the profile of NCAA Men’s Gymnastics and provide more opportunities at the Collegiate level.

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Washington Youth Soccer Partners with CaptainU to Create a New Pathway for Athletes to Play in College

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Washington Youth Soccer – originated in 1966, and the authorized state youth soccer association of Washington and is affiliated with US Youth Soccer, US Soccer, and FIFA the international governing body of soccer – announced today a new partner in CaptainU, powered by Stack Sports, to help […]

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Stack Sports makes official management easy with Stack Officials

PLANO, Texas, July 18, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Officials, a new officials assigning software by Stack Sports, is a key component of the company’s mission to grow participation and transform the sports experience. The new platform is an all-in-one solution with everything needed to schedule, manage and pay officials – all in one place. […]

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Utah Youth Soccer Partners with Stack Sports and CaptainU To Increase Opportunities For Athletes

PLANO, Texas, June 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Utah Youth Soccer – originated in 1978, and is the authorized state youth soccer association of Utah and is affiliated with the U.S. Youth Soccer, U.S. Soccer, and the U.S. Olympic Committee – announced today a new partner in CaptainU, powered by Stack Sports, to help more […]

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Georgia State Soccer Association Partners with CaptainU to Create New Recruiting Pathways for Athletes

PLANO, Texas, June 13, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Georgia State Soccer Association – the official National State Association of USSF, as well as the recognized national soccer association within the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA), the worldwide governing body for soccer – announced today a new partner in CaptainU, powered by Stack Sports, to […]

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KIS Technologies launches partnership with Payfactory to simplify payment processing and enhance client experience

PLANO, Texas, May 4, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KIS Technologies, LLC, a leading provider of kiosks, ticketing and parking technology, announces a new partnership with Payfactory. The collaboration meets KIS Technologies’ goals to accelerate the payment process, expedite onboarding and offer a higher level of service to clients.

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Stack Sports Partners with NEAR Foundation to Make NFTs more Accessible to Sports

PLANO, Texas, April 27, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Sports – the global technology leader in sports software announced today that it will be partnering with the NEAR Foundation, a Swiss non-profit that oversees the NEAR blockchain ecosystem, to launch an athlete-focused NFT platform. The new Stack NFT platform will give all athletes an opportunity […]

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Leading Technology STEVA powered by Stack Sports Helps lift Finland to First-Ever Olympic Hockey Gold

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Finland just won their first Olympic Hockey Gold Medal at the Beijing 2022 Olympics. While everyone watched them play each game on the ice, what they didn’t see was the behind-the-scenes preparation the team put into breaking down their opponents with STEVA – a live video breakdown […]

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WGI Sport of The Arts and CaptainU Announce Partnership

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 18, 2022 SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — WGI Sport of the Arts (WGI) – the world’s premier organization producing indoor color guard, percussion, and winds competitions – today announced that they have selected CaptainU, powered by Stack Sports, to provide its organization with a self-managed recruiting software tool that will connect high-school performers with […]

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Macclesfield FC and CaptainU Partner to Bring College Recruiting to the UK

PLANO, Texas, Nov. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Macclesfield FC – a professional association football club in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England – today announced that they have selected CaptainU, powered by Stack Sports, to provide its organization with a self-managed recruiting software tool that will connect American high school athletes with Macclesfields International Academy.

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Leading Technology GamePlan powered by Stack Sports helps lift the Atlanta Braves to first world series championship since 1995

PLANO, Texas, Nov. 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Atlanta Braves – an American Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, GA – recently won the 2021 World Series Championship. While everyone watched them play each game, what they didn’t see was their preparation for each game using GamePlan – a mobile game preparation tool – […]

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WOGA Gymnastics and CaptainU Announce Partnership

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — WOGA Gymnastics – one of the largest, most successful training programs in the world for gymnastics – today announced that they have selected CaptainU, powered by Stack Sports, to provide its organization with a self-managed recruiting software tool that will connect American gymnasts with college gymnastics coaches.

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Skyhawks extends partnership with STEM Sports® to continue igniting passion for STEM learning in young athletes

PLANO, Texas, March 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Skyhawks Sports Academy and STEM Sports® have recently announced plans for their continued partnership. With a joint interest of empowering kids with the resources to develop their physical abilities and academic knowledge these two companies will begin their 3rd year of collaboration, Stack Sports announced today.

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Say Soccer Embraces A True Business Partner to Grow Soccer Participation

PLANO, Texas, March 10, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SAY Soccer, a recognized leader in recreational soccer support and programming, has extended its partnership with the participation growth platform, U.S. Soccer Connect. SAY Soccer was searching for a true business partner to collaborate with on their new initiatives supporting recreational soccer and found one in the […]

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes Selects Sports Connect to Advance the Growth of Faith-Based Athletics

PLANO, Texas, March 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Sports today announced that the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) – an organization dedicated to helping athletes unite their two passions, faith, and athletics, to impact the world for Jesus Christ – has selected Sports Connect, powered by Stack Sports, to provide its organization with real-time […]

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Andrew Hiatt Joins Stack Sports Leadership Team to Shape Soccer Development

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Sports announced today that Andrew R. Hiatt (Drew) will be joining the Stack Sports leadership team as the VP of Growth and Market Strategy. In his role, Hiatt will partner with clubs, leagues, and associations to grow soccer participation through Stack Sports’ wealth of technology solutions […]

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Plano Texas Resident Takes the Stage for 80th Time as Scrooge in NTPA’s Production of ‘Scrooge, the Musical’

PLANO, Texas, Dec. 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — North Texas Performing Arts announces that Plano resident Darrell Rodenbaugh, who has played the title role of Scrooge since the tradition began in 2011, is again taking the stage in its 10th annual Christmas celebration of “Scrooge – The Musical” presented by Transamerica.

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In A Year Full of Uncertainty, Stack Sports Remains Focused on Innovation and Thankful for Its Strong Partners

PLANO, Texas, Nov. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After a record first quarter for Stack Sports, the novel coronavirus took the United States by storm – closing schools, halting sports, and even shutting down whole communities. With over 95% of athletes nationwide impacted in some way, Americans looked to find the way forward.

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Calling all bands in Texas to participate in the Battle of the Bands hosted by Hub Streat Plano and Texas Select Radio

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Texas Select Radio announces the 2018 Battle of the Bands at Hub Streat, a full service Culinary Entertainment Center, featuring hand crafted cocktails, craft beer, a menu for every taste from a scratch kitchen, live entertainment and a dog friendly patio.

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Pavaso, SigniaDocs Complete Integration for Electronic Mortgage Closings

PLANO, Texas, March 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pavaso, Inc., a provider of digital process and collaboration solutions for the real estate lifecycle and SigniaDocs, Inc., a provider of eMortgage platform technologies, announced the integration between their two platforms to facilitate an all-inclusive eClosing process.

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Pavaso Named to HousingWire 2016 HW TECH100

PLANO, Texas, March 4, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pavaso, a provider of collaborative real estate technology, announced it has been named to HousingWire magazine’s 2016 HW TECH100(TM) list. The magazine selected Pavaso for this honor for its ability to connect ‘all parties in the real estate lifecycle – consumers, REALTORS, lenders and investors – to […]

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Pavaso’s Vice President of Partner Strategies and Government Affairs Elected to Co-Chair MISMO Workgroup

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 25, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nancy G. Pratt, vice president of Partner Strategies and Government Affairs at real estate technology company Pavaso, was elected to serve as co-chair of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) eMortgage Workgroup at the organization’s Winter Summit in January.

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Pavaso, IDS Co-Host eClosing Event at MBA Annual to Highlight Upcoming Integration

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 13, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pavaso, a provider of digital collaborative technology for the real estate lifecycle, announced it is co-hosting an event with leading mortgage document preparation provider International Document Services (IDS) during the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA’s) 102nd Annual Convention and Expo in San Diego later this month. The event, […]

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Pavaso Completes First End-to-End Digital Real Estate Process with Agent Sales Contract Negotiation Tool Offering Consumer Support Competitive Differentiator

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Real estate technology company Pavaso today announced the completion of its pioneering end-to-end digital process for the industry with the addition of its sales contract negotiation tool for real estate agents. The tool allows the deal to start digitally and flow through their established process with lenders […]

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Pavaso Offers Free Public Beta of IDMAXX Identity Validation, Character Reference Tool for Mortgage/Real Estate eClosing

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pavaso, a provider of electronic collaborative technology for the real estate lifecycle, announced the availability of IDMAXX(SM), an identity validation/character reference tool that further enhances their end-to-end digital real estate process. The tool is currently in beta and being offered to users free of charge until the […]

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