Realtors Property Resource founding CEO announces retirement

Realtors Property Resource, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of Realtors, announced this week that its founding CEO Dale Ross will retire. Ross will step down as of May 1, 2018, and Jeff Young, who has been named chief operating officer and general manager will assume responsibility for all RPR activities.
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Gamechanger: Zillow to begin buying and selling houses

Nearly one year ago, Zillow shook up the real estate industry when it announced that it was getting into the home selling business by launching “Zillow Instant Offers.” As it turns out, that was just the beginning. Zillow announced Thursday that it will begin buying homes and selling homes directly to and from homeowners. Click the headline to read more.
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CoreLogic acquires a la mode

CoreLogic, a property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, announced Thursday that it acquired a la mode technologies as part of the continued growth of its valuations division. But appraisers are wary of the change, asking, “what doesn’t CoreLogic own?” Click the headline to read more.
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King County is king, and counting

Seattle’s rate of real estate appreciation has topped the national charts for more than a year and, based on the latest quarterly forecast from Veros Real Estate Solutions, will stay there for the next 12 months. Here is a breakdown on real estate growth in Washington’s King County.
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HUD awards record $28 billion to help states recover from major disasters

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it is awarding a record $28 billion to help nine states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands recover from major disasters. The funds will address seriously damaged housing, businesses and infrastructure from major disasters that occurred since 2015.
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Federal judge finalizes $25 million Trump University settlement

Participants in President Donald Trump’s failed real estate school will soon be able to receive their share of the $25 million settlement Trump reached with the state of New York back in 2016. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday that District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel issued an order that finalizes the settlement, which stemmed from a lawsuit filed by Schneiderman’s office in 2013.
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