A neighborhood’s racial makeup impacts home values more now than it did in 1980

The race home appraisal gap has doubled since 1980, according to a new study published in the sociological journal Social Problems.

How to answer 10 common seller appraisal questions

Here are 10 questions that homesellers will most likely ask during the appraisal process. Here’s how to best respond to prepare them for all outcomes.

Trying to boost your listing’s value? Add a garden

Landscaping investments could see returns of up to 215 percent — this is one of many reasons why it’s important to add and maintain a home garden before getting ready to sell a property.

5 immutable laws of real estate

You’ve probably heard of Newton’s laws of motion, the laws of thermodynamics and Murphy’s law, but do you know what the laws of real estate are? Jay Thompson outlines these unyielding truths that agents will fully relate to here.

Compared to Homeowner Opinions, Appraisals Come in Just Shy

Appraisals came in 0.29 percent shy of what homeowners perceived in terms of value, according to the Quicken Loans National Home Price Perception (HPPI). Appraised home values rose 5.69 percent year-over-year, according to the Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI). “A wide gap between the estimated home value and the appraised value can cause […]

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Redfin unveils new estimate tool for off-market homes

Redfin is giving homeowners a chance to estimate their property’s value before it hits the market — while potentially buttressing its own iBuyer 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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More than 10% of US properties still ‘seriously underwater’ in Q2

More than 10 percent of U.S. properties were still seriously underwater in the second quarter of 2018, according to a new study from ATTOM Data Solutions.

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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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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