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Victoria Araj

From mortgage banking to PR and more, Victoria’s 9+ years at Quicken Loans come in handy when writing cool stories. Before QL, she worked with and for notable national and state politicians. With degrees from MSU and U of M, her allegiance to the Mitten State is indisputable. She loves decorating, photography, the Red Wings, cruising in her G6 (the car), and most importantly, hanging out with family and friends.
HGTV Smart Home 2014 - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Get Ready to Enter the HGTV® Smart Home 2014 Giveaway

The HGTV Smart Home 2014 Giveaway kicks off April 15 and ends June 9. You can enter for a chance to win a luxuriously furnished high-tech home located in Nashville, TN. In addition to winning the English country home with a modern design twist, the grand prize winner will receive a brand new Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and $100,000 cash prize provided by Quicken Loans.

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Online Protection - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Quicken Loans Websites Not Vulnerable to Heartbleed Encryption Bug

Quicken Loans websites are not vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug because of changes that were made immediately when the bug was announced on Monday, April 7. We’ve tested our changes, verified that we’re not vulnerable to it, and our technology and security teams continue to monitor all activity.

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Easter Decor Ideas - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Easter Decoration Ideas to Add Springtime Whimsy to Your Home

It’s spring, so you finally get to turn those visions of sugarplums and snow into visions of tulips and bunnies scampering around. Easter is on its way, and even if the weather where you live is still flirting with an occasional snowflake or two, here are a few ways you can bring some springtime whimsy into your home until your thermostat catches up.

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Gleaners Women's Power Lunch 2014 - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Women’s Power Breakfast Raises Funds for Gleaners Community Food Bank

Quicken Loans was proud to support the 21st annual Women’s Power Breakfast to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank, held April 2 at their Detroit distribution center.

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HGTV Dream Home Winner 2014

Winner Announced for HGTV Dream Home 2014!

Quicken Loans was proud to be a part of this year’s HGTV Dream Home Giveaway®, providing one individual a luxuriously-furnished home in Truckee, CA, a brand-new vehicle and a cash prize. All of us at Quicken Loans wish Laura, her husband Scott and their children a lifetime of happiness in their new HGTV Dream Home!

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Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge

It’s almost time for the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge! Visit to submit your email address and we’ll provide you with updates and reminders once registration opens on March 3.

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Documents You Need for Your Tax Appointment - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Documents You Need to Bring to Your Tax Appointment

Depending on your income, assets, marital status and a host of other life factors, making sure you have all of the necessary documents needed to file your taxes can seem daunting. Here’s a quick checklist of items you may need to gather before meeting with your tax professional.

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Meridian Winter Blast - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Quicken Loans Presents Meridian Winter Blast 2014

Quicken Loans is excited to be the presenting sponsor of the Meridian Winter Blast, taking place February 7–9 in Campus Martius and Cadillac Square in downtown Detroit.

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Radiant Orchid - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Radiant Orchid: Use the Color of the Year at Home

The color experts at Pantone have selected the color of the year for 2014: Radiant Orchid (Pantone 18-3224). With a blend of purple, pink and fuchsia, it was chosen to create intrigue, spark imagination and emanate warmth. Here are some ways you can bring some of that intrigue and charm into your home with Radiant Orchid.

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Markets Closed in Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Market Update

Today, markets are closed to observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We encourage everyone to participate in this national day of service.

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