-Companies to assist Clevelanders interested in homeownership-

Cleveland, Ohio – Nov. 12, 2009 – Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender, and one of the nation’s largest retail lenders overall, today announced that it will participate in a housing clinic sponsored by Congresswoman Marcia Fudge on Nov. 17. The event, which takes place from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Heights Community Center, will help area residents better understand all aspects of renting and homeownership.

“Purchasing and financing a home is not the type of transaction that consumers make on a regular basis and some of the terminology and guidelines can be confusing, especially for first-time homebuyers,” said Jeff Perry, Vice President of Quicken Loans’ Cleveland Internet Lending Center. “We are looking forward to participating in the event and helping folks understand their financing options, and frankly, if homeownership is the right decision for them at this time.”

In addition, Quicken Loans’ partner company, In-House Realty, will be attending the clinic, offering its service to match Clevelanders with pre-screened local realtors. In-House Realty boasts a national network of more than 6,000 trusted real estate agents.

“Many people looking to buy homes aren’t sure what they are looking for in a home, let alone what makes for a good real estate agent and what is involved in the home buying process,” said Bruce Schwartz, President of In-House Realty. “We take the work out of screening agents, ensuring buyers are connected with someone who is working in their best interest, and we then stay involved in the process, acting as a liaison between the homebuyer, agent and lender. The end goal is to make the process as simple as possible for the consumer.”

The Nov. 17 event is part of a series of housing events planned by Congresswoman Fudge. Additional dates are to be determined.

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About Quicken Loans:
Quicken Loans is the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender and the sixth largest retail mortgage lender in the United States, closing $15 billion in home loan volume in the first half of 2009. The company closes loans from five Web Centers located in Michigan, Ohio and Arizona, and from its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. The QuickenLoans.com Web site has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes and Money magazine. Quicken Loans has been named to Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for six consecutive years, ranking as high as No. 2. The company also has been named one of Computerworld Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work in Technology” for the past five years, ranking No. 1 in 2005, 2006 and 2007. For more information, visit www.QuickenLoans.com.

About In-House Realty:
In-House Realty, LLC is the premiere real estate referral company in America and the preferred real estate partner of Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest on-line mortgage lender. In-House Realty matches clients looking to buy or sell, with top-rated real estate agents, in their area, from their exclusive network of over 6,500 pre-screened and experienced agents. In-House Realty’s services are designed to help make the home buying and selling process smooth and easy. For more information, visit www.inhouserealty.com or call 866-964-6468.