Nextdoor takes on Zillow’s Zestimate with home valuations

Nextdoor is adding home valuations and forecasts through a partnership with HouseCanary — a move to compete with Zillow’s Zestimate.

HouseCanary is now suing Quicken Loans directly for theft of trade secrets

On May 25, San Francisco-based HouseCanary filed a federal lawsuit against Detroit-based mortgage lender Quicken Loans Inc. and its sister companies, One Reverse Mortgage LLC and In-House Realty LLC, alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, breach o…

HouseCanary is now suing Quicken Loans directly for theft of trade secrets

On May 25, San Francisco-based HouseCanary filed a federal lawsuit against Detroit-based mortgage lender Quicken Loans Inc. and its sister companies, One Reverse Mortgage LLC and In-House Realty LLC, alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, breach o…

$1 Million: What It Buys in the U.S. Housing Market

One-million dollars is a lot of money to most of the world’s population, but it’s a drop in the bucket to a billionaire. The housing market in the U.S. seems to have a similar relationship with homes valued between $900,000 and $1.1 million: Some of them are sprawling estates, while others are considered middle-of-the-road homes. […]

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Appreciation Linked to Population Rise

Appreciation and demand go hand in hand, and for investors, both are key to profit, according to a new report. Assessing the association between growing interest and mounting prices, analysts at HouseCanary found that appreciation is higher where inbound migration numbers are swelling. Boise, Idaho, for example, has had a high influx of new residents, […]

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HouseCanary wins $706M after getting sued by Quicken Loans affiliate

Real estate appraisal tech startup HouseCanary won $706 million in a lawsuit with Quicken Loans affiliate Amrock, formerly known as Title Source. A Texas federal jury decided in HouseCanary’s favor Wednesday …

Prices Starting to Top Out

Home prices are starting to top out, with appreciation decelerating as the market moves toward a peak, according to the Buy vs. Rent Index published by Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Florida International University (FIU). “Housing markets are slowing, suggesting that we are nearing a peak in housing markets around the U.S.—but this is good […]

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A Let-Up for Prices? Housing Trends to Watch

The housing market is on the up-and-up, but at a lesser pace than in prior years. According to new research, buzzier markets are now stabilizing. Appreciation is projected to slow in 41 of the top 100 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) this year, according to HouseCanary, which recently released its “5 Housing Trends That Are Changing […]

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Housing and Tax Reform: Where Could the Impact Land?

Homebuyers and homeowners are anticipating fallout from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which has changed homeownership incentives, including the deductions for mortgage interest and state and local taxes. How deep the effect is hinges on location, according to new research. With the bill’s new provisions, the mortgage interest deduction (MID) is applicable to loans […]

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Cooler Markets and Warmer Opportunities

On the hunt for an investment rental? The best deals are not in hot markets, but in cold ones. New findings out of HouseCanary, provider of predictive real estate analytics and insights, reveal that at this time of year, when activity declines, investors are likely to have more opportunities in markets with chillier temperatures. In […]

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