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Thursday, March 14, 2024 Reports Active Inventory UP 21.7% YoY; New Listings up 15.8% YoY

by Calculated Risk on 3/14/2024 02:21:00 PM

What this means: On a weekly basis, reports the year-over-year change in active inventory and new listings. On a monthly basis, they report total inventory. For February, reported inventory was up 14.8% YoY, but still down almost 40% compared to February 2019. 

 Now - on a weekly basis - inventory is up 21.7% YoY. has monthly and weekly data on the existing home market. Here is their weekly report: Weekly Housing Trends View—Data Week Ending March 9, 2024
Active inventory increased, with for-sale homes 21.7% above year-ago levels. For an 18th straight week, active listings registered above the prior-year level, which means that today’s home shoppers see more for-sale homes. In fact, the February Housing Trends Report showed that 2024 had the most abundant level of inventory since 2020, and inventory held relatively steady relative to January, counter to the typical monthly trend over the past four years. Nevertheless, the number of homes on the market is still down nearly 40% compared with what was typical in 2017 to 2019.

New listings–a measure of sellers putting homes up for sale–were up this week, by 15.8% from one year ago. For the 20th consecutive week, newly listed homes have surpassed levels from a year ago.
Realtor YoY Active ListingsHere is a graph of the year-over-year change in inventory according to

Inventory was up year-over-year for the 18th consecutive week following 20 consecutive weeks with a YoY decrease in inventory.  

Inventory is still historically very low.

Although new listings remain below "typical pre-pandemic levels", new listings are now up YoY for the 20th consecutive week.