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Bay Equity Home Loans

Bay Equity Expands With New California Branch

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Bay Equity Home Loans has announced the opening of a branch in Rohnert Park, Calif. managed by mortgage industry veteran Tim Carroll. "With mortgage interest rates having increased recently, there has been a distinct slowdown in refinances nationwide," said Tim Carroll, branch manager at Bay Equity Home Loans in Rohnert Park. "We anticipated this would happen and have taken the necessary steps to re-focus our core business to helping people purchase homes."Click to continue

CalPacific and The Touchstone Group Join Bay Equity Home Loans

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San Francisco-based mortgage lender Bay Equity Home Loans has announced that CalPacific and The Touchstone Group have joined forces to expand the Bay Equity brand in Southern California. Bay Equity President and CEO Brett McGovern said, “We are honored to align with Craig Bramlett, Rick Jones and the men and women of CalPacific, CalPacific –The Rafii Group and The Touchstone Group. They are highly experienced loan professionals who have provided the people of San Diego County with exceptional service for more than 20 years.”Click to continue

Bay Equity Home Loans Marks Significant Growth in 2013

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Bay Equity Home Loans nearly doubled its branches in the first half of the year, having its largest six months of steady and substantial growth as a San Francisco-based mortgage lender. The company has added 30 new branches as it expands its reach of mortgage lending professionals. Bay Equity's expansion in 2013 adds to an already impressive reputation for growth.Click to continue

Bay Equity Home Loans Receives Ginnie Mae Approval

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Bay Equity Home Loans has announced that it is now approved by Ginnie Mae, the agency expands affordable housing opportunities nationwide. In addition to Ginnie Mae, Bay Equity also has the approval of the two other federal agencies operating in the secondary lending market—Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FHLMC).Click to continue

Bay Equity Home Loans Approved by Freddie Mac as a Direct Lender

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Bay Equity Home Loans has been approved by Freddie Mac as a direct lender. Chartered by Congress in 1970 and commonly known as Freddie Mac, the FHLMC mission is to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the U.S. housing market. Approved lenders can help people get lower housing costs and better access to home financing.Click to continue

The Five Keys to a Building a Success Retail Division

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It shouldn’t be difficult for a mortgage company to build and maintain a successful retail division. However, with that said, the job is still much easier said than done. I have been in the unique and fortunate position of working for some very diverse companies, meeting with owners, presidents and managers from just about every company you can think of. No two companies are run the same way, nor do all of them have the same long-term goals.Click to continue

Bay Equity Home Loans Named Top Firm in the Bay Area

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For the second straight year, Bay Equity Home Loans has earned a spot on the San Francisco Business Times list of the “Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies” in the Bay Area. Bay Equity was among a select group of financial firms to make the list, which ranks independent and privately held organizations according to their 2009-11 revenue growth, as certified by PricewaterhouseCoopers.Click to continue

John Marler to Head Marketing and Communications for Bay Equity

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Bay Equity Home Loans has announced that John Marler joined the firm as director of marketing and communications, and will be based in Bay Equity’s Portland, Ore. corporate center. His marketing responsibilities include branding, advertising, all forms of print and electronic marketing; as well as multi-media. He directs internal and external communications including media relations and public relations.Click to continue

Building a Social Media Fan Base From Scratch

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The mere act of putting up a social media page does not guarantee traffic. You can create a killer business page on Facebook, post every day and even get some comments—only to find that after months of effort, fewer than 50 people “Like” your page, which has yet to drive any measurable new business. What we stress to our clients is that it is important to build a strong base of followers as quickly as possible, incentivize them to get more people involved and actively engage with them long-term.Click to continue

John Cady Tapped to Lead Retail Product at Bay Equity Home Loans

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Bay Equity Home Loans has announced that John F. Cady has joined the firm’s sales management team as director of retail production. Cady, most recently with Stearns Lending, where he was senior vice president of national retail, brings 20 years of mortgage lending experience to Bay Equity.Click to continue