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Friday, November 19, 2021

5th Look at Local Housing Markets in October

by Calculated Risk on 11/19/2021 12:55:00 PM

Today, in the Real Estate Newsletter: 5th Look at Local Housing Markets in October


This is the fifth look at local markets in October. This update adds Alabama, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Indiana, Minneapolis, Phoenix, and Rhode Island.
Here is a summary of active listings for the housing markets that have reported so far in October. For these markets, inventory was down 6.5% in October MoM from September, and down 24.1% YoY.

Active Housing InventoryOf the markets that have reported so far, inventories in Jacksonville and San Diego are at record lows. Sacramento and Washington, D.C. are the only markets so far with inventory up YoY in October (Austin is essentially unchanged YoY).

Inventory almost always declines seasonally in October, so the MoM decline is not a surprise. Last month, these markets were down 22.1% YoY, so the YoY decline in October is slightly larger than in September. This is not indicating a slowing market.

In California, the C.A.R. reported inventory was down 18.3% YoY, but this isn’t included in the table below since C.A.R. doesn’t report monthly numbers.
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