Zillow breaks into lead referral business

The new pilot program, which launches in Florida under Premier Broker, will allow brokerages to generate leads with no upfront costs.

In-House Realty rebrands as Rocket Homes, launches portal to rival Zillow

In-House Realty, a sister company to lending giant Quicken Loans is rebranding as “Rocket Homes,” and launching a new consumer-facing home search site in its first step to creating an end-to-end homebuying platform.

Appraisals Catch Up to Homeowner Opinions

Appraisers and homeowners are on similar wavelengths, with appraisals coming in only 0.28 percent under what homeowners expected in July, according to the Quicken Loans National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). Appraised home values rose 4.86 percent year-over-year, according to the Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI). “The story the HPPI is currently telling […]

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The keys to a better virtual tour

It’s no surprise that the vast majority of potential homebuyers are using the internet to search for houses. Recent studies show that buyers are paying particular attention to photos and virtual tours.

Appraisals Bring Fewer Seller Surprises

Appraisals brought fewer seller surprises at the start of summer, with appraisals in June just 0.25 percent below what homeowners predicted—the closest the gap has been since February 2015, according to the Quicken Loans National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). Appraised home values rose 4.57 percent year-over-year, according to the Quicken Loans National Home Value […]

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3 brokerage strategies to boost workplace diversity and inclusion

Boosting diversity and inclusion has become a top priority for many professionals around the world, and real estate, of course, is no exception. Diversity is becoming a critical business practice that supports a vibrant workplace culture and a successf…

Study Shows Slight Gap Between Owner Perception and Appraiser Opinion of Home

Homeowners and appraisers are coming closer to being on the same page, and in an increasing number of metro areas, appraisals are even higher than what owners expected. In May, appraised values were 0.34 percent lower than expected, according to Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). This is a vast improvement from the […]

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Homeowners closer to appraisers on home value perceptions: study

Quicken Loans released its monthly Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) Tuesday, which found that, on average, appraised values were 0.34 percent less than what homeowners estimated in May.

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…