Monday, May 24, 2021

Housing Inventory May 24th Update: Inventory Increased Week-over-week

by Calculated Risk on 5/24/2021 01:10:00 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.

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This inventory graph is courtesy of Altos Research.


As of May 21st, inventory was at 324 thousand (7 day average), compared to 725 thousand the same week a year ago.  That is a decline of 55.3%.

A week ago, inventory was at 314 thousand, and was down 57.0% YoY.  Seasonally, inventory has probably bottomed.  Inventory was about 5.5% above the low in early April.

Mike Simonsen discusses this data regularly on Youtube.