Monday, May 03, 2021

Housing Inventory May 3rd Update: At Record Lows

by Calculated Risk on 5/03/2021 10:39:00 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 30th, inventory was at 307 thousand (7 day average), compared to 738 thousand the same week a year ago.  That is a decline of 58%.

A week ago, inventory was at 310 thousand, and was down 58% YoY.  Seasonally, inventory might be at a bottom - this is the same level as three weeks ago at 307 thousand.

Mike Simonsen discusses this data regularly on Youtube.