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Thursday, September 14, 2023 Reports Weekly Active Inventory Down 5.1% YoY; New Listings Down 7.1% YoY

by Calculated Risk on 9/14/2023 02:55:00 PM has monthly and weekly data on the existing home market. Here is their weekly report from Hannah Jones: Weekly Housing Trends View — Data Week Ending Sep 9, 2023

Active inventory declined, with for-sale homes lagging behind year ago levels by 5.1%. This past week marked the 12th consecutive decline in the number of homes actively for sale compared to the prior year, however the gap narrowed compared to the previous week’s -5.2% figure.

New listings–a measure of sellers putting homes up for sale–were down again this week, by 7.1% from one year ago. For the past 62 weeks, there have been fewer newly listed homes compared to the same time one year ago. The annual gap has generally narrowed since late June as the data lapped last year’s lower listing trend. While the number of newly listed homes increased from July to August (which is not typical in this season), new home listings have declined as is typical in the first two weeks in September.
Realtor YoY Active ListingsHere is a graph of the year-over-year change in inventory according to

Inventory was down 5.1% year-over-year - this was the twelfth consecutive week with a YoY decrease following 58 consecutive weeks with a YoY increase in inventory.  

Inventory is still up from the record lows in the 2nd half of 2021 and early 2022, and it is unlikely we will see new record lows by this measure this year.