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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Housing: Active Inventory down around 50% YoY

by Calculated Risk on 3/20/2021 01:24:00 PM

Yesterday I posted Some thoughts on Housing Inventory. I noted:

"It is likely the NAR [National Association of Realtors®] is overstating inventory since many MLSs include pending in the number of listings (as opposed to just active listings)."
Housing economist Tom Lawler sent me the following graph.

This shows the YoY change in inventory for (with and without pending sales), and the YoY change in inventory from the NAR.

YoY Change Existing Home InventoryClick on graph for larger image.

This shows that the NAR report is similar to including pending sales. 

While the NAR is reporting inventory was down 25.7% in January, other measures - that track active inventory - show inventory is down around 50% year-over-year.