Paid social, even print tops SEM as marketing priorities for SMBs, survey finds

Google has spent years building out a third party partner/reseller network focused on small businesses (SMBs). And while there have always been ROI (perception) and retention challenges with AdWords, a new survey from BrandMuscle suggests paid search is being deprioritized by SMBs in their overall marketing mix. Paid social top channel, […]

Redmi 6, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi 6A Expected as Xiaomi Sends September 5 India Launch Invites

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6A were launched side-by-side in June The Redmi 6 Pro was launched later that month Xiaomi Global VP and MD Xiaomi India teased the launch on Twitter Redmi 6, Redmi 6 Pro, and Redmi 6A India launch event may be held as early as next week. Manu Kumar Jain, Xiaomi Global VP […]

Weekly mortgage applications sink 4.9% as homebuyers pull back

Mortgage apps drop despite rate drop  21 Hours Ago | 01:13 Something spooked homebuyers last week, and it wasn’t interest rates, because they fell. Even refinancers retrenched. Total mortgage application volume dropped 4.9 percent from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Applications are now 8 percent lower than […]

Mortgage warning: two-year deals ‘dangerous’ as house prices weaken and rates rise

  Looming interest-rate rises and a stagnant housing market mean first-time buyers with large mortgages are at risk of becoming “loan prisoners” where in future years they will be trapped paying some of the highest rates, mortgage experts have warned. The most popular mortgage deals involve fixing rates for just […]

Lower mortgage rates push more borrowers to refinance, as Harvey mucks up the data

Total mortgage application volume increased 3.3 percent, from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted report. Volume remains 23 percent lower than the same week one year ago, when rates were even lower. After pulling back for the last few weeks, more homeowners applied for a […]