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…

Quicken Loans sibling In-House Realty purchases ForSaleByOwner.com for $2.5M

Detroit-based In-House Realty — a sister company to lending giant Quicken Loans — announced on Wednesday the purchase of ForSaleByOwner.com for $2.5 million. The acquisition will allow Quicken Loans to create an “all-in-one” housing marketplace, linking Rocket Mortgage borrowers, an agent referral network, and now, homes for sale.

Appraisers and Homeowners Sync Up on Value

Appraisers and homeowners are syncing up on value, with appraisals in April just 0.33 percent below what homeowners predicted, according to the Quicken Loans National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 6.47 percent year-over-year. The findings indicate homeowners are less likely to get a […]

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Why Quicken Loans isn’t really in the mortgage business

The founder and chairman of Quicken Loans, now the largest mortgage company in the U.S., revealed that he does not consider himself to be “in the mortgage business.”

Appraisals Close In on Estimates by Homeowners

Appraisals are closing in on estimates by homeowners, just 0.36 percent below what was expected, according to the March Quicken Loans National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 7.64 percent year-over-year. “This month’s HPPI is great news for homeowners who may be thinking of […]

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