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Monday, February 08, 2021

Housing Inventory Weekly Update: At Record Lows

by Calculated Risk on 2/08/2021 02:15:00 PM

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 February 5th, inventory was at 355 thousand (7 day average), compared to 722 thousand the same week a year ago.  That is a decline of almost 51%.

A week ago, inventory was at 367 thousand, and was down 50% YoY.  Seasonally inventory should bottom by early March.

Mike Simonsen discusses this data regularly on Youtube.