HSH.com’s “Are you a normal neighbor?” Tool Allows Homeowners to See if They’re Keeping Up With the Joneses

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HSH.com today launches a new widget that allows consumers to see how their household, mortgage balance, commute time and auto insurance rate stacks up against the average in their zip code for those factors.

Are you the oddball in your neighborhood? Do you feel like your mortgage is huge compared with everyone else’s or that your car insurance bill is outrageous? Here's your chance to find out.

Are you a “normal” neighbor? Today HSH.com, the largest publisher of mortgage and consumer loan information, launches a new interactive tool that allows homeowners to compare their home, family and finances with the other residents in their zip code.

Keeping up with the Joneses isn’t always about the car in your driveway or the clothes on your back. For homeowners, it’s also about having the lowest mortgage rate and making sure you haven’t overpaid for your home.

Are you a normal neighbor?” allows homeowners to compare everything from the number of bedrooms in their home to the size of their mortgage balance with that of their neighbors.

"Are you the oddball in your neighborhood?" asked Keith Gumbinger, vice president of HSH.com. "Or are your neighbors the strange ones? Do you feel like your mortgage is huge compared with everyone else’s or that your car insurance bill is outrageous? Here's your chance to find out."

The interactive tool allows users to input information on the number of people in their household, number of bedrooms, age of the head of household and the house itself, the amount of the mortgage owed on the property, the type of mortgage they hold, annual auto insurance cost, commute time and zip code. A results page shows homeowners how they stack up with their neighbors in each category.

Perhaps it’s time to keep pace with the rest of the neighborhood and refinance to a lower interest rate or shop around for new car insurance. Or maybe a homeowner will find that he or she is the one all the neighbors are trying to keep up with.

Are you a normal neighbor?” is powered by Census data, HSH.com proprietary mortgage data, and Insure.com average car insurance rates.

About HSH.com
HSH.com is a trusted source of mortgage data, trends, news and analysis. Since 1979, HSH’s market research and commentary has helped homeowners, buyers and sellers make smart financial choices and save money on mortgage and home equity products. HSH.com is owned and operated by QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: QNST), one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. The company is a leader in visitor-friendly marketing practices. For more information, please visit QuinStreet.com.

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