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Monday, January 25, 2021

Housing Inventory Weekly Update: At Record Lows

by Calculated Risk on 1/25/2021 11:09:00 AM

One of the key questions for 2021 is: Will inventory increase as the pandemic subsides, or will inventory decrease further in 2021?

Tracking inventory will be very important this year, and I'll be using some weekly sources.

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This inventory graph is courtesy of Altos Research.

As of January 22nd, inventory is at 380 thousand (7 day average), compared to 736 thousand the same week a year ago.  That is a decline of 48%.

A week ago, inventory was at 389 thousand, and seasonally inventory should bottom soon.

Mike Simonsen discusses this data regularly on Youtube.