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Inman Innovator Award Finalists

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The Inman Innovator awards will be presented July 28 at Real Estate Connect in San Francisco. A complete list of finalists in each category is available online. Five companies will compete for the Inman Innovator Award this year in the mortgage technology category. The 2004 finalists are ValuAmerica, E-Trade Mortgage, DeepGreen Bank, L&G MortgageBanc and First Franklin Direct. ValuAmerica ValuAmerica's ValuNet is a settlement services platform for the mortgage industry. The platform is scaleable and portable and uses Web-based technology to streamline the mortgage process. E-Trade Mortgage E-Trade Mortgage's Fair Compare service enables borrowers to compare loan quotes from several different lenders. Consumers can anonymously shop and compare E-Trade products with other lenders' products with no obligation. The comparison service also spells out price elements controlled by each lender so borrowers know the fees that apply. DeepGreen Bank Home-equity lender DeepGreen Bank this ye...