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Quicken Loans HPPI reports LA home values higher than perceptions

Quicken Loans released its Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) for January, finding that the range between expectations and actual appraisal values is getting smaller. On February 9, the retail mortgage lender announced average home appraisal values in January were 1.75 percent lower than homeowners' expectations. ...

Is the next big thing improving customer experience?

Many months ago I wrote for Inman about something I named the "CX," the consumer experience. I'm not talking about the user interface (UI) or the user experience (UX), but this elusive thing called the CX. ...

Quicken Loans HPPI reports SF home values higher than perceptions

Quicken Loans released its Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) for January, finding that the range between expectations and actual appraisal values is getting smaller. On February 9, the retail mortgage lender announced average home appraisal values in January were 1.75 percent lower than homeowners' expectations. ...

Agent Connect town hall meeting: open mic

Maybe you missed what everyone was talking about at the Agent Connect town hall meeting -- where the people who make the transactions happen gathered to talk about whatever was on their minds. Want to see it? Watch the video ...

Jay Samit on crowdfunding, self-driving cars and other disruptions

Entrepreneurs are working on projects right now that will disrupt and transform our lives in the next five years. So how do you thrive and even capitalize on all this disruption? For serial entrepreneur and digital innovator Jay Samit, the answer is to disrupt yourself first ...

How the Apple Watch can make agents look rude

Recently, I had a client who was thrilled to tell me all about his new Apple Watch and its great features -- his favorite being that he gets a little vibration notification when a data like an email or text is received ...

Quicken Loans HPPI reports Houston home values higher than perceptions

Quicken Loans released its Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) for January, finding that the range between expectations and actual appraisal values is getting smaller. On February 9, the retail mortgage lender announced average home appraisal values in January were 1.75 percent lower than homeowners' expectations. ...

Quicken Loans HPPI reports Chicago home values lower than perceptions

Quicken Loans released its Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) for January, finding that the range between expectations and actual appraisal values is getting smaller. On February 9, the retail mortgage lender announced average home appraisal values in January were 1.75 percent lower than homeowners' expectations. ...

Do you know who qualifies for VA loans in your area?

Veterans Affairs (VA) loans offer hard-earned benefits to the buyer and, with flexible credit and underwriting standards, make the dream of homeownership a reality for many who couldn't otherwise qualify. So why are some agents still hesitant to talk with their buyers about this loan option? It might boil down to a lack of information ...

Quicken Loans HPPI reports DC home values higher than perceptions

Quicken Loans released its Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) for January, finding that the range between expectations and actual appraisal values is getting smaller. On February 9, the retail mortgage lender announced average home appraisal values in January were 1.75 percent lower than homeowners' expectations. ...

Quicken Loans HPPI reports Miami home values higher than perceptions

Quicken Loans released its Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) for January, finding that the range between expectations and actual appraisal values is getting smaller. On February 9, the retail mortgage lender announced average home appraisal values in January were 1.75 percent lower than homeowners' expectations. ...

‘Push Button, Get Money’ — is it really that easy?

In the last three months, you may have seen advertisements from mortgage lender Quicken Loans encouraging online mortgage applicants to "Push Button, Get Mortgage." Now, Internet shoppers can use a similar process offered by Quicken’s parent company, Rock Holdings, to "Push Button, Get Money." ...

Daily market update: Feb. 11, 2016

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...

The top 25 real estate coaches in the business

Coaching in real estate is a big deal. Some agents say the difference between their success and failure in this business is their relationship with their real estate coach -- so it's imperative that you find a good one, someone you can trust to be brutally honest in a way that doesn't completely kill your motivation. Here's Inman's list of the top 25 real estate coaches in the business in ...

Real estate office of the day: the BREL team

This Toronto Junction office just underwent a renovation, and the results are stunning. “Most of our clients work in advertising, design or technology and are drawn to Toronto’s converted lofts and character-filled Victorian-era homes, so we wanted to create a funky ...

Greg Schwartz on his 9-year journey at Zillow

Nine years ago, Zillow Group’s chief business officer, Greg Schwartz, traveled from New York to Seattle to interview for a new job. The portal was still in its infancy. He landed at 10:30 p.m. in Seattle. Zillow co-founder, Rich Barton, insisted on immediately conducting the hiring interview in the lobby of Schwartz's hotel for the next three hours. Schwartz valiantly stayed awake 'til 4 a.m. Eastern time and was competent enough to be hired ...

3-D home of the day: Custom space on Moic Lake

A one-of-a-kind home tucked in the pines and cedars just minutes to Bass Lake. This completely custom home will stun with its grand entrance, gorgeous fireplace, wine room and chef's kitchen. Moic Lake is out the back door; fish or swim, you decide ...

Podcast: Are you pursuing your real estate goals or just dreaming?

What's your real estate dream? Closing more deals, earning more money and achieving the financial security that you've been waiting for your entire career ...

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