Tenant screener RealPage pays $3M for imprecise criminal records tool
Inman
October 18, 2018

Tenant screener RealPage pays $3M for imprecise criminal records tool

After the Federal Trade Commission accused tenant screening company RealPage of falsely linking some prospective renters to criminal records, the company has agreed to shell out $3 million in a penalty settlement.
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Fannie Mae is ‘pessimistic’ about the housing market in 2019
Inman
October 18, 2018

Fannie Mae is ‘pessimistic’ about the housing market in 2019

In a report released Thursday, Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research Group painted a picture of a somewhat gloomy near-term future, saying that it’s expectations for the coming year “have become more pessimistic.”
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In Pictures: Luxury Connect’s exclusive activities
Inman
October 18, 2018

In Pictures: Luxury Connect’s exclusive activities

From a behind-the-scenes tour of the Petersen Auto Museum’s vault, to creating a better work-life balance at Unplug Meditation in West Hollywood, Luxury Connect’s attendees were able to enjoy a wealth of exclusive activities focused on learning beyond the industry, networking with other attendees and digesting the morning’s sessions together.
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Disaster victims can now find a safe haven in low-income housing
Inman
October 18, 2018

Disaster victims can now find a safe haven in low-income housing

Housing units normally set aside for low-income residents can now be used to house persons displaced by Hurricanes Florence and Michael and other disasters without regard to their incomes.
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Vacation home rental platform Vacasa snags $64 million
Inman
October 18, 2018

Vacation home rental platform Vacasa snags $64 million

Vacation home rental platform Vacasa has secured another round of funding to the tune of $64 million, the company announced Thursday.
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Why Zillow has the advantage over KW, Rocket Homes and others
Inman
October 17, 2018

Why Zillow has the advantage over KW, Rocket Homes and others

Zillow benefits from practically unbeatable network effects in the consumer space. Both of these moves ignore basic strategic principles of playing to your strengths and picking battles you can win.
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Zillow shuffles leadership: Amy Bohutinsky changes jobs, Starbucks exec joins
Inman
October 17, 2018

Zillow shuffles leadership: Amy Bohutinsky changes jobs, Starbucks exec joins

Longtime veteran Amy Bohutinsky will step away from her role as the company’s chief operating officer to join the Board of Directors.
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Mayor convicted of fraud gives up fight for his real estate license
Inman
October 17, 2018

Mayor convicted of fraud gives up fight for his real estate license

After getting out of prison on parole, former Montreal mayor tried to get courts to reinstate his real estate license before ultimately giving up the fight.
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In Pictures: Luxury Connect’s Opening Sessions
Inman
October 17, 2018

In Pictures: Luxury Connect’s Opening Sessions

A photo recap of Wednesday morning’s stimulating, inspiring and motivating sessions. From Compass’ Robert Reffkin to The Agency’s Mauricio Umansky, Valerie Alexander’s uplifting presentation on happiness, to a spirited discussion on how to sort through the noise around industry disruption, it was a great morning of debate from some fascinating…
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Zillow adds first indie brokerage listings from Alberta, Canada
Inman
October 17, 2018

Zillow adds first indie brokerage listings from Alberta, Canada

One day after launching Canadian home listings on its signature property search website, Zillow is adding yet another source of those homes for sale.
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