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Homeowner & Appraiser Perception Gap Widens Further in August

Homeowners continued to overvalue their homes for the seventh consecutive month in August when compared with appraiser opinions. Quicken Loans reported in their Home Price Perception Index that homeowner estimates were 2.65 percent higher than appraiser opinions, the largest gap in over a year.

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Report Finds Bidding Wars are Pushing Home Values

The housing market has been seeing some noticeable changes this year as home values move upward. According to the May Zillow Real Estate Market Reports, bidding wars are pushing home values up in the nation’s most popular housing markets, although home values are not anywhere near their peak points during the real estate bubble in smaller markets.

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Over Half of Underwater Borrowers Are Nowhere Near Re-Surfacing, Report Says

Borrowers who owe more money to banks than their home is worth is slowing decreasing, however more than half of these borrowers are stuck in an underwater free fall with little to no hope of resurfacing. According to Zillow’s first quarter Negative Equity Report released today, although the negative equity rate is falling, more than half or 4 million homeowners owed the bank at least 20 percent more than the worth of their home.

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Rents Surpass Home Values for April

For the first time in two years rents grew 4 percent year-over-year, beating out home values in April, which appreciated at an annual rate of three percent, according to Zillow Real Estate Market Reports. This intensified a “rental crisis” and signaled that home values increasing at a normal rate.

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Study Finds Population Growth Influences Home Values

The three fastest-growing areas of the country were largely immune from the effects of the housing crisis, leading Massachusetts-based Pro Teck Valuation Services to conclude that population growth is a strong indicator of home values, according to a report the company released Wednesday.

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Appraisers, Homeowners Come Closer on Home Value Estimates

Quicken Loans said Tuesday that appraisers' home value estimates came in an average 0.18 percent higher than homeowners' estimates last month. The difference marks the narrowest gap between opinions since September 2013, when appraisers' estimates came in higher than homeowners' for the first time in seven years.

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