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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 

Find out where Seattle ranks on the new Best Places to Live list

Seattle scored extremely well for the local job market and had good marks on quality of life and desirability.

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. 

Washington scores well on ranking of best states for taxes

The Tax Foundation’s ​​2022 State Business Tax Climate Index ranked Washington 15th on its list. Wyoming was No. 1 and New Jersey was last.

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.

Seattle King County Realtors® receives grant to support affordable housing initiatives

The grant will be used for the upcoming Housing Issues Briefing for elected officials and policymakers.

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.

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.

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.

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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