Appraisals Arrive Below Expected, but Not by Much

Appraisals arrived 0.5 percent below what was expected by homeowners in December, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 6.17 percent year-over-year. Although the average appraisal continues to lag homeowner estimates, the gap between the two numbers […]

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Appraisals Come Up Slightly Short

Appraisals came up slightly short of owner opinions in November, 0.67 percent lower than expected, according to the latest Quicken Loans National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 4.24 percent year-over-year. “It’s encouraging to see opinions from homeowners and appraisers more aligned on […]

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Appraisals Better Match Owner Perceptions

Appraisals better matched owner perceptions in October, coming in only 0.99 percent lower than expected, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 4.76 percent year-over-year. A summary of the HPPI: Owner’s estimates of their home’s value rose […]

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Homeowner Perceptions of Value Off

Homeowner perceptions of value were off in September, 1.14 percent higher than those of appraisers, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 3.38 percent year-over-year. A summary of the HPPI: There was an average 1.14 percent difference […]

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Appraisers Again Burst Homeowner Expectations

Appraisers again burst homeowner expectations in August, arriving at values 1.35 percent lower than what homeowners expected, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 2.64 percent year-over-year. A summary of the HPPI: A home’s value, or its […]

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Homeowners Continue to Overestimate Value, Except in Hot Markets

Homeowners continue to overestimate the value of their homes, except in hot markets, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ HPPI. Appraised home values came in 1.55 percent below what homeowners expected in July, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows […]

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Appraised Figures Fail to Impress Homeowners

Appraised figures came in 1.70 percent below what homeowners expected in June, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI)— the first time in seven months perceptions of value moved closer toward alignment. The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 5.35 percent year-over-year in June. […]

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Modifying Your House for Disabled Accessibility Without Compromising Home Value

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Lil Wayne’s Miami Part Pad Has a Pool Full of Sharks Top 10 Plants for Designing a Water-Wise Landscape A Picture-Perfect Canvas in Vail Valley While daily life can be challenging with a disability, innovations over the last few […]

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6 Easy DIY Projects That Will Boost Your Home’s Value

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: 5 Cities Millennials Are Flocking To The Most Expensive Home in Hawaii Is for Sale How to Showcase Your Property With a Virtual Open House Your house is likely to be the biggest investment you make in […]

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Homeowners Miss Mark When It Comes to Appraised Value

Homeowners again overvalued their homes in May, missing the mark by 1.93 percent, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The gap has now widened six months in a row. The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 4.92 percent year-over-year in May. “It’s important […]

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Homeowners Misjudge Value…Again

Homeowners again misjudged the value of their homes in April, with their estimates coming in 1.90 percent above those of appraisers, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The gap has now widened five months in a row. The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values […]

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How to Get Rid of Private Mortgage Insurance

(TNS)—If you bought a house with a down payment of less than 20 percent, your lender required you to buy mortgage insurance. The same goes if you refinanced with less than 20 percent equity. Private mortgage insurance, called PMI for short, is expensive—but you can remove it after you have met some conditions. You should […]

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Appraiser Opinions Keep Falling Short of Homeowner Expectations

Appraiser opinions regarding home value kept falling short of homeowner expectations in March, coming in 1.77 percent lower, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The gap has now widened four months in a row. The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 3.30 percent […]

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Buying a New House? 5 Things to Check Before Moving In

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: ­A-List Apartment on the Upper East Side Tips to Assess and Evaluate the Real Estate Market in Your Area What Are the Best States for Millennials? The Answer May Surprise You Buying a new house is an […]

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