Introducing Proper Rate

We are excited to announce the official launch of Proper Rate, a new independent mortgage company that @properties established in partnership with Guaranteed Rate.

Proper Rate offers home buyers and owners boutique, personalized lending services through a select group of experienced, top-producing mortgage professionals. The firm leverages the technology, systems, and support that have made Guaranteed Rate one of the nation’s leading mortgage lenders, and it shares @properties’ commitment to providing our clients with the highest level of service and a seamlessly integrated real estate transaction.

“Since @properties’ early days, we’ve been on a mission to integrate the entire real estate transaction from start to finish. Now in addition to brokerage, title, and closing services, we’re able to offer mortgage financing, resulting in a better experience for the consumer,” said @properties Co-founder and Co-CEO Mike Golden.

Proper Rate offers competitive interest rates and a full range of mortgage products including Conventional, Jumbo, FHA and VA loans. Proper Rate borrowers will also be able to close on loans and sign most documents remotely using FlashCloseSM technology.

The launch of Proper Rate comes at a time when mortgage demand is on the rise as more homebuyers look to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates. At the same time, current economic volatility has underscored the importance of working with an experienced mortgage professional.

“Low rates are obviously a huge benefit, but it’s the hands-on, personal service that makes all the difference, and that’s what Proper Rate is all about,” said @properties Co-founder and Co-CEO Thad Wong.

“We are excited to continue our long-standing relationship with @properties to jointly launch Proper Rate,” said Victor Ciardelli, President & CEO of Guaranteed Rate Companies and Chairman of Proper Rate. “Our goal with this collaboration is to ensure that customers have a superior mortgage experience from beginning to end with some of the industry’s most talented originators and partners.”

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Written by @properties
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