Appraisals Off by a Larger Margin

Appraisals are off by a larger margin, 0.6 percent below what was expected by homeowners in January, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 7.03 percent year-over-year. Appraisals in January were an average of 0.6 percent lower […]

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New Initiative Opens Door to Airbnb Refi Options

The rental industry is changing. In the last few years, Airbnb has become increasingly popular, especially among young travelers, as an alternative to pricy hotels and a shortage of short-term rentals in the market compared to traditional one-year leases. Now, refinancing will become easier for Airbnb hosts who have struggled in the past. The company […]

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Airbnb wins big mortgage support, but loses Detroit

Airbnb got a major win for its hosts on Thursday — but also dealt with the fallout from a serious and unusual blow in Detroit …

Appraisals Arrive Below Expected, but Not by Much

Appraisals arrived 0.5 percent below what was expected by homeowners in December, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 6.17 percent year-over-year. Although the average appraisal continues to lag homeowner estimates, the gap between the two numbers […]

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Chord of Confidence: Making Real Estate Agents Look Like Rock Stars

Editor’s Note: What follows is the cover story in the January issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Real estate moves fast, and how quickly you respond to prospective clients can make or break your chances of getting their business. Mortgage lenders, on the other hand, have a captive audience and don’t always feel the same […]

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Grow your real estate business with a thriving company culture

Healthy culture is as vital to real estate success as responding lighting fast to leads, using a smartphone and networking. No matter your real estate role, you have the power to define and shape the culture of your workplace …

Appraisals Come Up Slightly Short

Appraisals came up slightly short of owner opinions in November, 0.67 percent lower than expected, according to the latest Quicken Loans National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 4.24 percent year-over-year. “It’s encouraging to see opinions from homeowners and appraisers more aligned on […]

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USDA loans provide great option for home buyers on the edge of suburbia

Do you have clients who have the income and reserves to buy a home, but not the down payment? If they live in the right area, a USDA loan could be a perfect option …

Appraisals Better Match Owner Perceptions

Appraisals better matched owner perceptions in October, coming in only 0.99 percent lower than expected, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 4.76 percent year-over-year. A summary of the HPPI: Owner’s estimates of their home’s value rose […]

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4 tips to raise your real estate business’s online profile

As a real estate professional, you know how important it is to get your name in front of prospective clients. With the modern digital world increasingly mobile, the opportunity to create real impact and grow your business is yours for the taking …