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Monday, April 03, 2023

Housing April 3rd Weekly Update: Inventory Decreased 0.8% Week-over-week

by Calculated Risk on 4/03/2023 08:18:00 AM

Altos reports that active single-family inventory was down 0.8% week-over-week. Inventory still hasn't bottomed seasonally!

Altos Home Inventory Click on graph for larger image.

This inventory graph is courtesy of Altos Research.

As of March 31st, inventory was at 410 thousand (7-day average), compared to 413 thousand the prior week.   

Year-to-date, inventory is down 16.5%, and at the lowest point so far this year.

The second graph shows the seasonal pattern for active single-family inventory since 2015.
Altos Home Inventory
The red line is for 2023.  The black line is for 2019.  Note that inventory is up from the previous two years (the record low was in 2022), but still well below normal levels.

Inventory was up 62.2% compared to the same week in 2022 (last week it was up 64.3%), and down 50.8% compared to the same week in 2019 (last week down 50.2%). 

A key will be when inventory starts increasing in 2023 - not yet!

Mike Simonsen discusses this data regularly on Youtube.