Archives: January 2016

Market update: Existing home sales jump 14.7% in December

The National Association of Realtors reported that sales of previously owned homes jumped 14.7 percent in December.

Market Update: New Home Sales jumped 10.8% in December

This morning’s U.S. Census Bureau report showed that new home sales in December jumped 10.8%.

Quicken Loans Rockets into American Homes with Company’s First Super Bowl Commercial

“What we were thinking” spot introduces first completely online mortgage experience to the country during first half of the game.

Market Update: Home Prices Rise 5.8% Annually in November

This morning’s Case-Shiller Home Price Index for November reported that home prices rose 5.8 percent year-over-year, and rose 0.1 percent month-over-month in the 20-city index. Quicken Loans vice president Bill Banfield offers the following comments on the report:

Veteran Microsoft Technology Executive John Fikany Joins Quicken Loans as Vice President of Strategy

In the newly created role, Fikany will be responsible for development of strategy and execution for large technology and other initiatives.

Big Man on Campus: Quicken Loans Partners with 26 Iconic University Athletic Programs to Enhance the Fan Experience

National mortgage lender sponsors season ticket sweepstakes at powerhouse colleges across the country.

Market Update: Housing Starts Dip in December

The Census Bureau report showed that housing starts in December declined 2.5 percent to an annual rate of 1.15 million units (SAAR). Quicken Loans Vice President Bill Banfield offers comments.

Home Appraisals Fall Short of Owner Expectations last 11 months of 2015; Spread tightens in December

Home values nationwide increased 3.8% from January to December 2015.