Housing Inventory May 17th Update: Slight Increase Week-to-Week

One of the key questions for 2021 is: Will inventory increase as the pandemic subsides, or will inventory decrease further in 2021?

Tracking inventory will be very important this year.

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This inventory graph is courtesy of Altos Research.

As of May 14th, inventory was at 314 thousand (7 day average), compared to 729 thousand the same week a year ago.  That is a decline of 57.0%.
A week ago, inventory was at 310 thousand, and was down 57.6% YoY.  Seasonally, inventory might have bottomed – this has been at about the same level for the last eight weeks.  Inventory was about 2% above the low in early April.
Mike Simonsen discusses this data regularly on Youtube.