Archives: October 2014

Market Update: Case Shiller Home Price Index shows Prices Continue to Rise in August

“Homeowners may be disappointed to see home prices slow their monthly gains, but the sky is not falling. Nationally, home prices are still making healthy yearly gains to grow household equity and throw a lifeline to those that may still be underwater.”

Perception vs. Reality: Quicken Loans Announces Two Revolutionary Monthly Indexes

Quicken Loans ‘Home Value Index’ and ‘Home Price Perception Index’ use data from the nation’s second largest retail mortgage lender to demonstrate home value and consumer perception trends in an innovative and unique view of the housing market.

Market update: existing home sales climb 2.4% in September

Quicken Loans vice president comments on existing home sales.

Market Update: Housing starts rise 6.3% in September

The September housing starts report showed a 6.3 percent increase in new home construction and permits for single-family home construction rose 1.1 percent. Quicken Loans Vice President Bill Banfield offers the following comment on the report: “September’s housing starts and permits bounced back after a disappointing report last month. This report [...]

Market update: mortgage applications jump 5.6 percent

Quicken Loans vice president comments on the MBA mortgage application numbers.

Market Update: Mortgage applications rise on rate drop

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s index of mortgage applications increased by 3.8 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis last week, with refinances rising 5 percent and purchase applications also increasing 2.4 percent. Quicken Loans vice president Bill Banfield offers the following comments on the report:

‘Quicken Loans Outdoor Gear Giveaway’ Offers $40,000 in Outdoor and NASCAR-themed Grand Prize

Quicken Loans and Realtree contest features Bad Boy Buggies, Talladega Superspeedway trip, among other prizes