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Calque Partners with Blok to Offer an Innovative Mortgage Lending Option in Tennessee
[July 14, 2022]

Calque Partners with Blok to Offer an Innovative Mortgage Lending Option in Tennessee

Calque, the leader in enabling traditional lenders to offer buy-before-you-sell programs, has launched The Trade-In Mortgage™ with Blok, a real estate agent services platform designed to enhance end-to-end services for their real estate partners. Together, Calque and Blok will offer an innovative approach to mortgage lending for homebuyers across the state of Tennessee, including Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville.

Calque, launched in 2021, empowers homeowners to use the equity in their current home to buy their next home with The Trade-In Mortgage. Unlike other buy-first mortgage lending solutions, homeowners can work with Blok-affiliated real estate professionals at Luxury Homes of Tennessee and Lufe Tennessee, to buy their new home using a conventional lending product without necessarily selling their existing home, first.

Homebuyers in Tennessee face the same challenges that buyers across the country are facing right now. Home equity has risen sharply and many homeowners are sitting on significant equity in their current home, but they ar cash-strapped to purchase their next home. With The Trade-In Mortgage, a homebuyer can make a non-contingent offer that is as good as cash on a new home.

"Our mission at Blok is to offer innovative solutions to our affiliated real estate professionals," said Shaun Minnie, Owner of Blok. "Real estate agents want to provide the best possible experience for their clients, especially in a competitive market with rising interest rates and limited inventory. By introducing The Trade-In Mortgage, our agents can help their clients minimize the complexities and stress of buying and selling homes simultaneously. Finally, we found a product that turns equity into cash."

"Calque partnered with Blok to provide options for homeowners throughout Tennessee," said Peter Kallodayschsack, head of operations at Calque. "These buyers can use the equity in their current home to make a larger down payment on their next home. This found-cash can help offset the size of the new mortgage and bring the monthly payment into reach."

About Blok

Blok enables top real estate agents, teams and boutique brokerages to focus on serving their customers by managing their back-office operations and providing seamless end-to-end transactions for their buyers and sellers. With Blok, real estate agents and teams own 100% of their business and unique brand. Blok provides brand development, marketing, transaction coordination, human resources, legal, accounting and technology services through their brokerage support teams and provider networks. To learn more about Blok visit

About Calque

Launched in 2021, Calque partners with established lenders to empower homeowners to use the equity in their current home to buy their next home. The Trade-In Mortgage™ from Calque is an innovative mortgage product that simplifies and streamlines the homebuying process, allowing homeowners to submit attractive, non-contingent offers as good as cash on a new property, buy and move into their new home before they sell their existing one, and make repairs and stage their old home for sale after they have moved out. To learn more about Calque, visit

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