Compass hires Walmart exec Sara Patterson as chief people officer

Compass, the nation’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage, on Thursday said Sara Patterson joined the company as chief people officer. Patterson was vice president of human resources at Walmart for almost two years before joining New York-based Compass. Prior to Walmart, Patterson was chief people officer at Bonobos, a menswear site

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[PULSE] Hiring for the sake of diversity is not enough

Today, women hold more public offices than at any point in history. For example, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern, President of Singapore Halimah Yacob – these ladies are no longer anomalies.

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Americans are equity-rich as home values rise

Almost 15 million homes in the U.S. were equity-rich in the fourth quarter, meaning their mortgages were 50% or less of their estimated market value, according to ATTOM Data Solutions. Equity-rich properties were 27% of all mortgaged homes, matching the share in the prior quarter, the report said. About 3.5

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Mortgage rates drop to 3-year low

The average U.S. rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage this week fell to a three-year low of 3.45% as worries about coronavirus drove investors into the U.S. bond markets. That’s the lowest rate since 3.42% in the first week of October 2016 and it’s almost a full percentage point below

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Real estate sales

33 Bobby Jones Drive, Unit 33: Lorna J Hallal RET and Lorna J. Hallal to Michael R. and Rosemary A. Deluca, $860,000. 38 Essex St.: Independent …

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