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Monday, April 19, 2021

Housing Inventory April 19th Update: A Slight Increase from Record Low

by Calculated Risk on 4/19/2021 10:42:00 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.

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This inventory graph is courtesy of Altos Research.


As of April 16th, inventory was at 312 thousand (7 day average), compared to 749 thousand the same week a year ago.  That is a decline of 58%.

A week ago, inventory was at 307 thousand, and was down 59% YoY.  Seasonally, inventory might have bottomed.

Mike Simonsen discusses this data regularly on Youtube.