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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.

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. 

What the April inventory bump signals for the U.S. housing market

Though the number of active U.S. listings did shrink in April, it fell by the smallest amount — 12.2% — since December 2019, according to a new monthly report from Realtor.com. And the change has left experts feeling confident.

Smaller markets lead the way in Q1 home-price gains; Houston sees 17.4% rise 

Seventy percent of the 185 metros surveyed by the National Association of REALTORS® saw double-digit price gains in the first quarter, compared to 66% in the preceding period. 

Mortgage applications fall as rates hit 13-year high 

Overall mortgage-application volume was at its lowest level since 2018, the Mortgage Bankers Association said.

New-home sales fall again in March 

Low inventory and rising interest rates have reduced prospective homebuyer purchasing power. 

NAR data shows another dip in existing-home sales 

Rising interest rates and home prices have taken a toll on would-be homebuyers’ purchasing power, leading to increased inventory and another monthly slowdown in sales. 

Overall new-home construction rises in March despite slowdown in single-family

Single-family home starts declined compared to February, while new apartment construction was up, according to government statistics.

HUD releases first Equity Action Plan

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released its first Equity Action Plan, with the goal of narrowing the racial homeownership gap.

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