Online traffic up for homebuyers.

Even though Home listings and sales have dropped since COVID-19 hit, there are more buyers actively looking for homes online than a year ago, according to Zillow.

When shelter-in-place orders went into place around mid-March, page views for Zillow for-sale listings fell as much as 19% year over year, the company said.

But by mid-April, Zillow said that overall visits to its website rebounded to levels that were higher than they were a year ago. 

Although the typical spring Home buying season has been altered due to COVID-19, there is clearly still interest among consumers.

Even though some metros have more viewer traffic than others, the national total is up 13% year over year for the week ending April 13, Zillow said.

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