ZipRealty partners with mortgage lender

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Loan officers with mortgage bank New American Mortgage will be present in all ZipRealty company-owned offices in 20 markets around the country under the terms of a strategic alliance between the two companies announced today."New American Mortgage has an agent-centric model and is focused on creating a strong and trusted relationship with the real estate agent first," ZipRealty CEO Lanny Baker said in a statement. "This side-by-side connection and New American’s commitment to industry-leading loan approval turn times will greatly benefit ZipRealty buyers."In announcing second quarter earnings Aug. 8, ZipRealty said it had recently entered into a marketing agreement with Citibank N.A., a subsidiary of Citigroup, "which augments our existing mortgage lender relationship with New American Mortgage."In its subsequent quarterly earnings report, ZipRealty said it terminated a mortgage services marketing agreement with Bank of America in April that had paid the...