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“Unusual” market in April as home sales slow, but listed homes still sell quickly and at high prices

The inventory of unsold homes increased in April, while the median existing-home sales price rose, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.

Single-family home construction slows for second month in a row as apartment starts jump 

“Builders are responding to higher mortgage rates and are chasing rising rents, with fewer homebuyers and more renters being forced to renew their leases.” — NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun 

Mainstreet named one of the best places to work in the country

The Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® has been honored with a Great Place to Work Certification™, which recognizes employee satisfaction.

NAHB: Builder confidence plunges in May on affordability concerns 

The release of the monthly survey from the National Association of Home Builders comes as the Biden Administration unveiled a housing-supply action plan that aims to boost the supply of affordable apartments and new homes. 

Inside the rise in Hispanic homeownership

The rate of Hispanic homeownership is steadily increasing, new data from The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals shows. With 8.8 million Hispanic-owned households, more than 48% of Latinos now own homes, reflecting a continual rise since 2014.

Zillow 3D Home tours now available on Redfin

Zillow 3D Home tours, which offer interactive, 360-degree views of listings, will now appear on Redfin automatically — with no additional steps required from agents.

Realogy rebrands as Anywhere Real Estate

Realogy Holdings Corp. is officially rebranding as Anywhere Real Estate Inc. According to a press release, the company expects to implement the rebrand by end of second quarter 2022.

Enjoy many starry nights in this Pennsylvania home

When a quaint home in Conestoga, Pennsylvania, hit the market recently, the listing went viral. Illustrated in the style of Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” the walls are colored with vibrant, swirling hues.

CAR report: Inventory remains scarce across Chicago

Although new listings increased slightly during the last week of April, overall detached housing inventory was down across the city last month.

Mortgage applications rise for second week despite historically high rates 

Despite a slow start to the spring homebuying season, prospective buyers are showing some resiliency in the face of higher mortgage rates, as seen by two weeks in a row of increasing loan applications. 

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