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Housing November 21st Weekly Update: Inventory Decreased Slightly Week-over-week

by Calculated Risk on 11/21/2022 08:57:00 AM

Active inventory decreased slightly. Here are the same week inventory changes for the last four years (usually inventory declines seasonally through the Winter):
2022: -3.0K (smaller than usual decrease in inventory)
2021: -8.9K
2020: -10.5K
2019: -14.7K

Altos reports inventory is down 0.5% week-over-week and down 1.5% from the peak on October 28th.

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This inventory graph is courtesy of Altos Research.

As of November 18th, inventory was at 569 thousand (7-day average), compared to 572 thousand the prior week.
Compared to the same week in 2021, inventory is up 47.7% from 385 thousand, and compared to the same week in 2020 inventory is up 10.6% from 514 thousand. However, compared to 3 years ago (2019), inventory is down 35.2% from 877 thousand.
Here are the inventory milestones I’ve been watching for with the Altos data:

1. The seasonal bottom (happened on March 4, 2022, for Altos) ?

2. Inventory up year-over-year (happened on May 20, 2022, for Altos) ?

3. Inventory up compared to 2020 (happened on October 7, 2022, for Altos) ?

4. Inventory up compared to 2019 (currently down 35.2%).

Here is a graph of the inventory change vs 2021 (milestone 2 above), 2020 (milestone 3) and 2019 (milestone 4).
The blue line is the year-over-year data, the red line is compared to two years ago, and dashed purple is compared to 2019.
A key will be if inventory declines slower than usual during the winter months.
Mike Simonsen discusses this data regularly on Youtube.

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