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Monday, July 19, 2021

Housing Inventory July 19th Update: Inventory Increased 5% Week-over-week, Up 27% from Low in early April

by Calculated Risk on 7/19/2021 11:11:00 AM

Tracking existing home inventory will be very important this year.

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This inventory graph is courtesy of Altos Research.

As of July 16th, inventory was at 391 thousand (7 day average), compared to 647 thousand the same week a year ago.  That is a decline of 39.6%.

A week ago, inventory was at 373 thousand, and was down 43.0% YoY.  

Seasonally, inventory has bottomed.   Inventory was about 27.4% above the record low in early April.

Mike Simonsen discusses this data regularly on Youtube.  Altos Research has also seen a significant pickup in price decreases, although still well below a normal rate for July.