OpenHouse Links With Mortgage Company

Santa Monica-based OpenHouse, the online home search site which helps connect home buyers with agents, has linked up with Wintrust Mortgage in a strategic relationship, the two said this week. According to the two, Wintrust will use OpenHouse's real estate recommendation service, Agent Ace, to help connect its clients to real estate agents. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Open House--which was previously known as Agent Ace--said that Wintrust will promote its Agent Ace service directly on Wintrust's website and direct marketing channels.