Add Zillow to Track Property Value (2 Merged Votes)

zgarretson
zgarretson Member
edited September 2020 in Feature Requests

Mint allows you to add your property for net worth tracking. Can't seem to find that in Simplifi. Would be nice if Intuit could even partner with Zillow or something to try and track your property value over time.

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  • Coach Paco
    Coach Paco Moderator admin

    @zgarretson , You can add a positive value to your property account! You can do that by adding a plus symbol before prior to entering the amount. I appreciate the suggestion about partnering Zillow or another company similar to Zillow to help you track your properties seamlessly!

  • bowgy4
    bowgy4 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2019

    I think part of the issue is that needing to add "+" before a transaction is not intuitive. The default should be positive and then using a minus sign would make it a debit. That would be more intuitive in my opinion. Or have a separate field for credit/debit, or a check box.

    During the property setup dialogue, you should ask for the starting value, just like is done in Mint. Ideally, property would be tracked like in Quicken so you can record the mortgage details and property value and the system is smart enough to calculate the amortization and factor that into a future net worth calculation.

  • JTO
    JTO Member
    edited January 2020

    The net worth calculation deducts what is owed on a mortgage but does not add back in any equity for the home/asset. For a realistic picture of one's financial position I would include equity in the asset. Other programs allow Zillow to estimate home value and deducts the loan from the estimate. Or you could just allow us to input the value we give the asset.

  • Coach Paco
    Coach Paco Moderator admin

    @JTO Great suggestion!

  • Marcus
    Marcus Member ✭✭✭

    JTO - You have the option of creating an Asset account for your home and manually assigning a value. Does that accomplish what you are trying to do?

    -Marcus
  • JTO
    JTO Member

    @Marcus - Perfect. Your suggestion was just what I was looking for. I was able to find that option under add manually. Appreciate your help!

  • Marcus
    Marcus Member ✭✭✭

    You're welcome, however you are on to something. It would be nice to be able to have the system pull the home value automatically from Zillow.

    -Marcus
  • Marcus
    Marcus Member ✭✭✭

    It would be nice to be able to use the value from Zillow to automatically populate a property's value when setting up a Home Asset Account

    -Marcus
  • keesdewit
    keesdewit Member

    Please do not. Zillow is far from accurate, especially in neighborhoods with few sales and in rural areas.

  • Marcus
    Marcus Member ✭✭✭
    @keesdewit Zillow is a good reference for my area. Simplifi can have you use the Zillow estimate as an option... your choice.
    -Marcus
  • keesdewit
    keesdewit Member

    @Marcus said:
    @keesdewit Zillow is a good reference for my area. Simplifi can have you use the Zillow estimate as an option... your choice.

    Sure, optional is fine.

  • Coach Tappan
    Coach Tappan Retired Coach ✭✭✭✭

    @Marcus @keesdewit We've had other requests from some of our users for Zillow support in Simplifi, so our development team is aware of your interest. More votes for this suggestion will definitely move it up our priority list.

  • barryh
    barryh Member ✭✭

    A decent feature of mint.com. Can't drop mint.com completely until I can track home and car values easily.

  • I also won't be able to drop Mint till something like this is implemented. I don't want to need to update things manually. If I'm paying a subscription, I want the work done for me. :p

  • Please include this. Is there a separate way to vote on this?

  • Coach Paco
    Coach Paco Moderator admin

    @FierceNinja You are able to vote on this post. Just click on the upward arrow in the blue section, to the right :smile:

  • frieden
    frieden Unconfirmed, Member

    +1 for this. It's offered on Mint so no reason it can't be offered here.

  • Raineykl
    Raineykl Member

    Personal Capital links to Zillow as well. Without true asset values, you don't have true net worth. Please link to Zillow and perhaps even KBB!

  • Coach Tappan
    Coach Tappan Retired Coach ✭✭✭✭

    @frieden @Raineykl As you can see, this request is very popular with our active users! Thanks for casting your votes to move it up our priority list! We do like to remind our users from time to time that although our sister product, Quicken, was developed by Intuit, which also makes Mint, Intuit sold Quicken, Inc., to a private investor in 2016, so we're no longer connected to Intuit, or Mint. And Simplifi is a brand new product created by Quicken's current development team to meet the needs of active mobile users.

  • Same goes for kbb for car value

  • HSC
    HSC Member ✭✭

    Agreed that having this in general for large asset tracking would be great! Houses and cars are at the top of my list here.

  • bowgy4
    bowgy4 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Coach Paco The ultimate request here, whatever the source of data, is to be able to enter a property address or make/model/year/condition and track home and car values easily in net worth because a lot of value is tied up in these assets. Ideally changes in value would be updated quarterly and logged as adjustments in the transaction register, easily allowing us to track depreciation/appreciation over time. Once we've seen what the depreciation/appreciation looks like, it would be awesome to be able to see that trend reflected somehow in the net worth projections.

  • Some other aggregators offer a way to add real estate assets that auto update their values by pulling data from Redfin (or Zillow). It'd be cool to have for Simplifi to do that!

  • Coach Natalie
    Coach Natalie Administrator, Moderator admin

    Hello @ltg,

    Thanks for posting to the Community!

    I have gone ahead and merged your Idea post with an existing Idea post requesting Zillow. Please note that this Idea is "In Progress", and is coming soon! :smiley:

    -Coach Natalie

  • Good day! Just wanted to begin by saying that I absolutely love this product and it is something that I have needed in my life for a long time! Many of the features offered by Simplifi, I have been doing manually using a different checkbook website, unaware that Simplifi existed.

    Anyway, one feature that I was wondering if the developers have on there pipeline is pulling value estimates from sites like Zillow? There are other sites out there that offer this feature and it would be nice to have this ability added to Simplifi.

    Anywhos, thanks for your time.
  • Coach Natalie
    Coach Natalie Administrator, Moderator admin
    Hello @megabuster0214,

    Thank you for taking the time to post your suggestion to the Community!

    I have gone ahead and merged your Idea post with an existing Idea post requesting that Zillow be implemented in Simplifi. Please note that this Idea is In Progress, meaning that you will see this ability added to Simplifi in the near future.

    I hope this helps! :)

    -Coach Natalie
  • SlavaSk
    SlavaSk Member
    edited March 17

    @zgarretson , You can add a positive value to your property account! You can do that by adding a plus symbol before prior to entering the amount. I appreciate the suggestion about partnering Zillow or another company similar to Zillow to help you track your properties seamlessly!

    Where in the UI can I add an Asset account??
  • Coach Natalie
    Coach Natalie Administrator, Moderator admin
    edited March 25
    Hello @SlavaSk,

    Thanks for posting!

    To add an asset account to Simplifi, you'll want to add a manual account, and then select "Asset" for the Account Type. There are then a few different options that you can select for the account:



    This Support Article has more details on adding manual accounts in Simplifi.

    I hope this helps! :smile:

    -Coach Natalie
  • Pargo
    Pargo Member
    Hi, is there any update on this feature? Last comment was it should be coming beginning of this year
  • Coach Natalie
    Coach Natalie Administrator, Moderator admin
    Hello @Pargo,

    I apologize for the delay, however, this feature is still being worked on. Stay tuned for future updates! :smiley:

    -Coach Natalie