Monday, May 10, 2021

Housing Inventory May 10th Update: Slight Increase Week-to-Week

by Calculated Risk on 5/10/2021 10:38:00 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 May 7th, inventory was at 310 thousand (7 day average), compared to 732 thousand the same week a year ago.  That is a decline of 57.6%.

A week ago, inventory was at 307 thousand, and was down 58.4% YoY.  Seasonally, inventory might be at a bottom - this has been at about the same level for the last four weeks.

Mike Simonsen discusses this data regularly on Youtube.