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The Power of Words from Purple Feather

Amazing video from Purple Feather, online content specialists in the UK.

One of the best examples of the power of words I’ve ever seen.

Storytelling is the rage in business and this video shows why.

Enjoy

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Quicken Loans Has Closed Over One Million Loans!

After 25 years, we did it.  Quicken Loans has reached and surpassed a major milestone.  We’ve closed our millionth loan!  Watch the video above to view our highly “technical” process for keeping track of all our loans and meet the Biedermanns – our one millionth closed client!  If you’ve ever closed a loan with Quicken Loans – thank you.  If you have yet to do so, now is a great time!  There’s still time to enter our Thanks A Million Giveaway and get your mortgage paid off!

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Quicken Loans Thanks a Million Giveaway TV Commercial – We’re Paying off a Lucky Client’s Mortgage!

Love this commercial. It’s definitely a departure from our normal advertising.

We’re paying off a client’s mortgage early with our Thanks a Million Giveaway and we want you to know about it. So we created this fun ad, showing some “creative” ways a client could get rid of their mortgage.

Of course, the best way to get rid of your mortgage is to have us pay it off! That could happen if you close a loan with us by December 31, 2010. We’re also giving away two $5,000 gift cards as part of our celebration of our upcoming one millionth closed loan.

Hope you enjoy the ad as much as we do!

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Quicken Loans Celebrates One Million Closed Loans by Paying Off a Client’s Loan With the Thanks A Million Campaign

Quicken Loans Thanks A Million for closing a million loans. We're paying off a mortgage earlyWe're closing in on a million loans and that's something we think is worth celebrating.

It's such a big deal to us that we're going to recognize the millionth closed loan by paying off one lucky client's loan. That's right. We're going to pick a Quicken Loans client who closes between now and December 31, 2010 and we're going to pay off their loan. They close a loan with us and then we pay it off.

Wow! I want that deal. Wait, I can't. I work here. I don't qualify.

But you do! All you have to do is refinance or buy a home and we might pay off your loan.

So how did we get to one million loans? It all started back in 1985 when Dan Gilbert and few of his friends founded Rock Financial. One thing lead to another and Rock Financial became Quicken Loans.

Things went well over the years and today the company that Gilbert and his friends started 25 years ago is now the nation's largest retail online lender and among the top five overall retail lenders. Last year we closed about $25 billion in loans and we're on track to top that this year.

Continue reading “Quicken Loans Celebrates One Million Closed Loans by Paying Off a Client’s Loan With the Thanks A Million Campaign” »

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First-Time Home Buyer Assistance

Hey we just wanted to make sure that first-time home buyers know this is the best time to get home. Not only has the First-Time Home Buyer’s Tax Credit been extended but mortgage rates are the lowest on record and home prices are low across the nation, some areas are the lowest they have been in decades. 

Check out our First-Time Home Buyer guide below as a resource that can help guide you through every step of the way, from finding your real estate agent, picking a home, choosing your best mortgage, to the closing.

First Time Home Buyer Assistance

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Tree House Listed for $3.6 Million

Tree houseThis article was originally featured on Quicken Loans Mortgage News.  According to Zillow, a Hollywood Hills home once owned by Ellen DeGeneres and after that, the late Heath Ledger, is now for sale for $3,695,000. This home is affectionately named the “Tree House” because of its private wooded area and forest-like views. Unlike other celebrity mansions, this house only measures to be 1,861 square feet. It has two bedrooms and two full baths, and boasts a Shangri-La remodel.

In case you didn’t know what a Shangri-La remodel would look like, this term was first invented by James Hilton in a novel that described a fictional place with a mythical Himalayan utopia. Apparently in this case it would refer to a peaceful, nature oriented architecture, as the house literally opens up to the tops of trees.

For under $4 million, you can buy this luxurious getaway, and enjoy the cozy comforts of a small but Zen habitat. For more information, check out Zillow’s original article, as well as our previous mentions of extraordinary homes. (Photo courtesy of Zillow.com)


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Unlock Your Inner Millionaire: win $1,000,000 or other instant prizes from Quicken Loans

Unlock Your Inner Millionaire sweepstakes from Quicken Loans

VISA gift cards! Fatheads! Free credit reports! One miiiiiiiiiiillion dollars (in my very best Dr. Evil voice)!

Do I sound like a bad email holed up in your Spam box? I'm not. I'm for real.

All that too-good-to-be-true stuff and more are coming from our cool new sweepstakes, "Unlock Your Inner Millionaire." And I mean, you already knew that the only place on the web to get a free credit report and score is from our partners at Quizzle. DUH!

Since I hate reinventing the wheel, copying here the PR Web Release of what the "Unlock Your Inner Millionaire" sweepstakes is all about, complete with a quote from our new CMO, Stu Davis.

Check it & go try to win a million dollars!

Quicken Loans today announced the launch of a new sweepstakes – "Unlock Your Inner Millionaire," which offers visitors the opportunity to win $1 million. Consumers interested in refinancing or purchasing a home can visit the site between October 1 and December 31, 2009 to enter.

The game, which is played entirely online, asks visitors to www.Quickenloans.com to select one of three keys then try to unlock the door of a number of homes for your chance to win. In addition to the $1 million grand prize, entrants can win other great rewards such as $2,000 Visa gift cards and hundreds of instant-win gift cards from Fathead, Xeko, Target and Amazon.com.

“The Unlock Your Inner Millionaire" sweepstakes is a great way to have a little fun, and potentially win some money, while also taking steps to make sure that you aren’t paying more for your home than you need,” said Stuart Davis, Quicken Loans’ Chief Marketing Officer. “The QuickenLoans.com Web site also offers consumers a number of tools to help understand their current mortgages, calculators for determining how much home they can responsibly afford, and news resources offering commentary on the latest trends in home finance.”

Visitors to the site can also choose to have a banker contact them about their mortgage and receive information on obtaining a free credit score and report through www.Quizzle.com.

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Detroit Free Press: “How Quicken Loans lives up to name”

Detroit Free Press: "How Quicken Loans lives up to name"
Insightful new article from the Free Press' Tom Walsh this morning which talks about us, our move and how we've been dealing with the mortgage "crisis" the last couple years.

Thing is, we didn't just deal with it. We took it and found every opportunity in it to come out on top. And come out on top is exactly what we did.

In May 2009, not even 2 years into the whole mortgage melee, we reported our best month ever, blowing past our original monthly goal of $2 billion in closed loans. Then we blew past $3 billion. At month's end, we had closed just over $3.1 billion in home loans. We were beyond proud, beyond excited and beyond thankful that, through it all, America had allowed us the privilege of working with them to refinance and buy new homes.

The article, which features commentary from an interview with Quicken Loans CEO Bill Emerson from just last week, explains the what and how of the perfect storm that allowed us to have our best month ever.

From Detroit Free Press:

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Quicken Loans $500 Home Buyer Bonus

The $500 Home Buyer Bonus program has ended. Congratulations to those that took advantage of this great offer.

Quicken Loans $500 Home Buyer BonusWe don't usually talk about Quicken Loans mortgages or products here, but I figured the $500 Home Buyer Bonus was worth a mention.

Here's the skinny – buy a home and we'll give you a check for $500. Strings attached? You just have to have a purchase agreement and loan application signed by July 14, 2009 and close on your home by Dec 31, 2009. That's it.

If you want a $500 check and you want to take advantage of one of the best buyer’s markets in history, now is the time to get started buying your home.

And, if you’re a first-time home buyer, you can qualify for the First-Time Home Buyer Credit. Get a tax credit of up to $8,000 if you purchase a home before Dec. 1, 2009.

Keep in mind, both of these offers come at a time when housing prices are very low and mortgage rates are very low. You could say this is a perfect storm for great home buying. It truly is.

So, if you are thinking about buying a home, especially if you are first-time home buyer, now is the time. What are you waiting for?

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Happy Tax Day from Quicken Loans

Happy Tax Day from everybody here at Quicken Loans and the DIFF. Did you see our tax tips video for homeowners? Check it out here on YouTube.

Happy Tax Day from Quicken Loans!

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Sunday, February 25, 2018