AGENT, MORTGAGE AND LENDING
Knock | January 25, 2023
Knock, an innovative fintech company, announced on January 24, 2023, that agents and consumers would no longer have to choose between working with their local or national lenders.
The company informed that any lender or agent can now add a no-interest equity advance loan from Knock to almost any conventional or jumbo mortgage to increase the benefits of Knock Home SwapTM. In addition, homeowners can win their desired property and move on their timeline by matching Knock Home Swap Equity Advance with a purchase mortgage.
Knock Co-Founder and CEO Sean Black stated, "Since 2015, our mission has been to empower people to move freely, and we have continued to raise the bar when it comes to making the process of buying and selling homes simple, certain and cost-effective."
"Many companies offer home loans, but no one else offers the Home Swap. By partnering with lenders, we are making it easier for consumers to get the benefits of leveraging the equity in their current house to buy their dream home without any of the hassles that typically come with buying and selling, including the ability to avoid moving twice and living through repairs and showings," he added.
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Before putting their current house on the market, a homeowner can use Knock Home Swap Equity Advance to make a firm offer, negotiate, and close quickly on the home they want.
Knock Home Swap Equity Advance loan can also be used to make up to a 30% down payment, buy down the mortgage rate, cover closing expenses, cover up to $35,000 in home preparation costs to sell the old house for top cash, and pay up to six months of mortgage payments on the previous house. Besides, Knock's Home Prep & Marketability Allowance gives access to its approved contractor network and pays all bills out of homeowners' equity.
Knock was started in 2015 by founding team members of Trulia.com. Since then, it has raised more than $600 million in debt and equity from top investors. National Association of Realtors® is a strategic investor in Knock through its investment arm, Second Century Ventures. This means that Knock's homeownership solutions can be sold to its clients by its 1.5 million members. The company currently operates 72 markets across the country but wishes to expand to 100 by 2023.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, INVESTMENTS
PRnewswire | March 24, 2023
ATTOM, a leading curator of land, property, and real estate data, has announced the launch of Property Navigator, an easy-to-use solution offering instant nationwide access with a wide array of search capabilities and detailed property information for residential and commercial properties.
Property Navigator offers quick access to property information, market analysis, comparables, and more for over 155 million properties nationwide. The solution serves real estate agents, investors, appraisers, and enterprise organizations. Customers can get started with Property Navigator in minutes and access over 300 data points and presentation-ready property reports. With the solution, customers save time and make informed data-driven decisions.
"As our data footprint continues to expand, so do our data solutions, in order to meet the challenges and opportunities in today's market, while continuing our mission of increasing real estate transparency," said Todd Teta, chief technology and product officer at ATTOM. "Our Property Navigator solution offers convenient access to our vast data warehouse, providing valuable insights for today's market challenges and opportunities while increasing real estate transparency."
Our scaled plans and pricing selection lets you choose the best option that is right for you and your business. All plans come with full access to nationwide property & comparable data with powerful search and filtering capabilities.
With Property Navigator:
Search and find properties with a variety of criteria – occupancy, equity, default status, lender, etc.
Map search by neighborhood, school district, or custom-drawn areas for micro-accuracy.
Access ownership information along with contact details and phone numbers.
Find off-market and distressed properties.
Download presentation ready property reports with detailed list exports.
Determine property value based on multiple AVMs and other analytical tools.
Property Navigator supports a range of industries, whether researching a particular property or multiple properties that fit certain conditions, in an all-in-one easy-to-use subscription, featuring an array of details that help real estate professionals, brokerages, investors, appraisers, and more gain that competitive edge.
ATTOM provides premium property data to power products that improve transparency, innovation, efficiency and disruption in a data-driven economy. ATTOM multi-sources property tax, deed, mortgage, foreclosure, environmental risk, natural hazard, and neighborhood data for more than 155 million U.S. residential and commercial properties covering 99 percent of the nation's population. A rigorous data management process involving more than 20 steps validates, standardizes, and enhances the real estate data collected by ATTOM, assigning each property record with a persistent, unique ID — the ATTOM ID. The 30TB ATTOM Data Warehouse fuels innovation in many industries including mortgage, real estate, insurance, marketing, government and more through flexible data delivery solutions that include bulk file licenses, property data APIs, real estate market trends, property navigator and more. Also, introducing our newest innovative solution, that offers immediate access and streamlines data management – ATTOM Cloud.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, AGENT
Cadre | March 01, 2023
On February 28, 2023, Cadre, a technology-driven real estate investment management leader, announced its launch of an individual retirement account (IRA) solution. Through the solution, the investors are enabled to allocate their IRA funds into CRE (commercial real estate) via the Carde platform. The real estate company anticipates that the new investment option will continue to broaden access to CRE – a typically tax-advantaged asset class with more extended investment periods and attractive risk-adjusted returns relative to stocks.
IRA investors who experienced a challenging year in 2022 would be offered Carde's new solution. According to the Investment Company Institute, between Q1 and Q3 2022, U.S. retirement market assets decreased by more than 18% and lost $7.1 trillion. As per YCharts, S&P 500 Index Returns, and NCREIF Property Index, total returns for all property types IRAs held the majority of retirement assets holding over $11 trillion in assets allocated to equity funds. While S&P 500 index declined by more than 13%, whereas NCREIF Property Index increased by 9.13%.
Cadre's IRA solution follows the 2022 launch of the Cadre Horizon Fund, enabling retirement-focused investors to allocate IRA funds to the Fund via Cadre's online platform. The Cadre Horizon Fund can be held with a number of leading IRA custodians, including Equity Trust Company, The Entrust Group, and Millennium Trust Company. In addition, Cadre's Investor Relations team can help interested investors navigate the allocation process and determine Cadre's compatibility with other preferred IRA custodians.
Based in New York, Cadre is the premier technology-driven commercial real estate investment platform that offers individuals and institutional investors the opportunity to access expertly curated real estate assets with low fees, lower minimums, and unprecedented potential for liquidity. Cadre enables access to a historically opaque and illiquid asset class through its data-driven and transparent methodology. Cadre has closed more than $5 billion in real estate transactions across 25 U.S. markets since its founding in 2014.