• Characterized by bright colors, woven fabrics and handcrafted pieces, southwestern-style decorating takes influences from Native American, Spanish and Mexican art. Whether you live out west and want your home to reflect your surroundings, or you simply want to incorporate colorful or handmade items into your existing decor, here are some tips to help you...

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  • A new phenomenon is affecting the mortgage and real estate industries. People who bought a home or refinanced in the last few years have such a ridiculously low mortgage rate that they don’t want to move and have to accept a new mortgage with a higher rate. But the reality is that these people...

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  • This post is for all the gardeners out there! This time of year, we’re excited about combining our love of gardens with our love of prize giveaways. Whether you’re new to the gardening game or have years of experience in the backyard, this contest is for you.

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Quicken Loans Inc. Named #1 in Detroit Free Press’ Top Workplaces in Michigan 2010 Rankings

Quicken Loans Inc. Named #1 in Detroit Free Press’ Top Workplaces in Michigan 2010 Rankings

Sister Company Quizzle also included in #1 Slot; Fathead, One Reverse Mortgage and Title Source also Recognized as Top Workplaces in Michigan Detroit, Mich. – Nov. 15, 2010 – Quicken Loans Inc., the nation’s largest online lender and top-five retail mortgage lender, and Quizzle LLC, a free online tool that helps consumers better manage their home, money and credit, today announced they ranked #1 in the Detroit Free Press’ Top Workplaces in Michigan 2010 list. Quicken Loans’ sister companies Fathead LLC, the leading brand in sports and entertainment graphic products; One Reverse Mortgage LLC, the nation’s third largest retail provider of reverse mortgage home loans; and affiliate Title Source, one of the largest independent title agencies in the country, also were named as top workplaces by the Free Press. “We are proud to be recognized by the Detroit Free Press as the #1 place to work in Michigan,” said Quicken Loans CEO Bill Emerson. “The best part of this news is that our dedicated team members’ independent feedback heavily weighed in determining these rankings. The Detroit Free Press’ research partner Workplace Dynamics conducted an extensive survey of 950 applicants on topics ranging from workplace diversity to respect and compensation. The surveys were used to select the 105 companies appearing on the “Top Workplaces” list. “We built a unique and special culture where our productive team members can positively impact the outcome of many initiatives, processes, ideas and execution,” said Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. “The barriers of bureaucracy…

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Quicken Loans & Quizzle Named Detroit Free Press’ #1 Workplace in Michigan

Quicken Loans & Quizzle Named Detroit Free Press’ #1 Workplace in Michigan

Last week, Quicken Loans and sister company, Quizzle, were named #1 in the Detroit Free Press‘  Top Workplaces in Michigan 2010. Maybe these cool photos of the vibrant Detroit office will help explain why! Check them out HERE. This has been quite the monumental year for Quicken Loans- The #1  workplace in Michigan, one million loans closed and celebrating 25 years!

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Market Update – Several Important Economic Reports Are Released This Week

Market Update – Several Important Economic Reports Are Released This Week

Several important economic releases are slated for this week, including today’s retail sales and manufacturing data, the Producer Price and Consumer Price index inflation numbers, jobless claims, housing starts and building permits. Today’s retail sales report showed that sales rose again, which initially sent bonds down further on the potential of an economic recovery fueled by higher consumer spending.

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Be Happy With Your Success So Far!

Be Happy With Your Success So Far!

The following is an article originally posted on Budgets are Sexy, a laid-back finance blog by and is reprinted here with the permission of J. Money from Budgets are Sexy. Say hi to him on Twitter at BudgetsAreSexy! The views in this article are those of the author and may not reflect the opinions of Quicken Loans and its team members. When was the last time you thanked yourself for getting on top of your financials? Have you thought about how far you’ve come since starting? If not, give yourself a hearty pat on the back right now. Whether you’ve been rockin’ it for 10 days or 10 years, the fact that you’re currently acting on it and getting involved is HUGE. Be happy with your success so far! The thing I’m realizing about personal finance is that it’s always a continuous set of goals. In the beginning, it’s trying to figure out a budget or where exactly all our money is going. Then, we might be workin’ on nixing our debt or starting that emergency fund. And then comes savings and investing, Roth IRAs, 401(k)s, retirement, and on and on and on. Honestly, it never ends! And you know what? That’s a GOOD thing. It means we’re constantly trying to improve our financial (and normal) lives, and we’re getting closer with every action we take. But we also have to step back and realize how far we’ve come too. In between each of these steps we gotta pat ourselves…

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