REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
Kukun | July 14, 2021
Kukun, the leading company in property data and predictive analytics for home renovations, announced today that SoFi would integrate the new Kukun Digital Cost Estimator into the SoFi app through Relay, SoFi's financial management tool. This expansion builds on SoFi and Kukun's existing partnership, which began in 2018 when SoFi started offering Kukun and SoFi's Home Improvement Cost Calculator products to its clients. In addition, Kukun offers Relay users property data, photos, and property values using Automated Valuation Models (AVM) for individuals interested in learning more about specific home investments.
Relay will enable users to monitor the value of the owned real estate and handle different financial aspects related to the home by integrating Kukun's Property Tracking feature. Relay aspires to be the one-stop shop for SoFi members seeking a comprehensive understanding of their money. Real estate is often the most important financial investment, making it a crucial asset to monitor and manage.
Kukun's most recent Cost Estimator is now available on Relay, allowing consumers better manage their remodeling budgets for the greatest possible outcome, increasing the investment value of their homes.
Kukun will supply SoFi with Automated Valuation Models (AVM) and images and improve its existing digital estimator under the contract terms. The enhanced tool will include new rooms such as a home gym and an office and a real-time assessment of the return on investment (ROI) of any remodeling project.
Kukun is the leading provider of property data and predictive analytics, allowing homeowners to buy better, remodel smarter, and manage their homes more easily. Kukun's products assist customers, realtors, and real estate investors make smart financial decisions that create wealth. The company offers solutions that show which areas are likely to see the most price growth, profit from home improvements, estimate the cost of any renovation quickly and contain all of the information a house buyer or homeowner needs to optimize their home experience. Kukun's data and analytics solutions are also used by large companies in the investment, real estate, construction, and banking sectors. For example, Kukun is the only real estate renovation engine utilized on the websites of several of America's largest banks.
SoFi assists people in achieving financial independence so that they can pursue their objectives. Our products for borrowing, saving, spending, investing and protecting provide our more than one million members with quick access to tools to help them manage their money. In addition, SoFi membership includes the essentials for going ahead, such as career advisors and access to a thriving community of like-minded, ambitious individuals. SoFi Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Chargers and Rams, also has SoFi as a naming rights partner.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
prnewswire | November 12, 2020
Mesirow Institutional Real Estate Direct is pleased to announce the promotion of Ben Blakney to president effective November 1, 2020. Since joining Mesirow Financial in 2014, Ben has held numerous senior positions within the multi-family value-added real estate team, most recently as senior managing director and head of strategic solutions where he led the development and implementation of client solutions and supported the group's growth efforts. IRED is an integral part of Mesirow's Global Investment Management division, with $3.4 billion in AUM, and has invested in approximately 34,000 multi-family units in 23 cities nationwide. Assets are diversified across suburban and urban properties and US geographic regions.
LGI Homes, Inc | November 08, 2021
LGI Mortgage Solutions, the joint venture formed by loanDepot, the nation's second largest nonbank retail lender and LGI Homes, Inc., one of the fastest growing home builders in the nation, is now offering full-service, residential mortgage solutions and personalized service in Arizona, Colorado and Florida. The company has plans to expand into ten additional states—Georgia, Tennessee, New Mexico, Minnesota, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon, Washington and Alabama—during the first quarter of 2022, with six additional states coming online later in the year.
As a national preferred lender with LGI Homes since 2015, we know the quality of work and high-level of service the company provides, Launching LGI Mortgage Solutions allows loanDepot to expand our relationship and service the financial needs of LGI Homes' customers, streamlining the home financing process to make the dream of homeownership a reality for even more individuals and families across the country.
- Dan Peña, loanDepot executive vice president of national joint ventures
LGI Mortgage Solutions also expands loanDepot's footprint in the purchase mortgage market and is an important part of the company's unique channel diversification strategy.
Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, LGI Homes is known for its well-crafted homes and simplified buying process. The company focuses on customer feedback to ensure that they are continuously offering an outstanding product and exceptional customer service. Named the Builder of the Year in 2016 by Professional Builder Magazine, LGI Homes focuses on customer care, integrity, ethical behavior, loyalty, efficiency and profitability to ensure a consistent outstanding experience for its home buyers.
Working exclusively with loanDepot through this joint venture ensures that our customers will enjoy an exceptional homebuying experience from first visit through loan close, Backed by two best-in-class companies with well-matched values and quality standards, LGI Mortgage Solutions will deliver competitive rates, superior customer service, and a transparent, streamlined mortgage process enabling industry-leading customer service and a stress-free lending experience for LGI customers.
- Mike Snider, LGI Homes president and chief operating officer.
loanDepot is a digital commerce company committed to serving its customers throughout the home ownership journey. Since its launch in 2010, loanDepot has revolutionized the mortgage industry with a digital-first approach that makes it easier, faster and less stressful to purchase or refinance a home. Today, as the nation's second largest retail mortgage lender, loanDepot enables customers to achieve the American dream of homeownership through a broad suite of lending and real estate services that simplify one of life's most complex transactions. With headquarters in Southern California and offices nationwide, loanDepot is committed to serving the communities in which its team lives and works through a variety of local, regional and national philanthropic efforts.
About LGI Homes, Inc.
LGI Homes, Inc. is a pioneer in the homebuilding industry, successfully applying an innovative and systematic approach to the design, construction and sale of homes. As one of America's fastest growing companies, LGI Homes has a notable legacy of more than 18 years of homebuilding excellence, over which time it has closed more than 50,000 homes and has been profitable every year. Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, LGI Homes has operations across 35 markets in 19 states and, since 2018, has been ranked as the 10th largest residential builder in the United States based on units closed. Nationally recognized for its quality construction and exceptional customer service, LGI Homes' commitment to excellence extends to its more than 900 employees, earning the Company numerous workplace awards at the local, state and national level, including Top Workplaces USA's 2021 Cultural Excellence Award. For more information about LGI Homes and its unique operating model focused on making the dream of homeownership a reality for families across the nation