by Calculated Risk on 2/14/2022 10:02:00 AM
Tracking existing home inventory is very important in 2022.
Inventory usually declines in the winter, and this is anew record low for this series.
This inventory graph is courtesy of Altos Research.
As of February 11th, inventory was at 250 thousand (7-day average), compared to 344 thousand for the same week a year ago. That is a decline of 27.5%.
A week ago, inventory was at 256 thousand, and was down 27.9% YoY.
Inventory was down 5.9% from the previous week.
Compared to the same week in 2020, inventory is down 65.7% from 727 thousand.
Last year, seasonally, inventory bottomed in April 2021- very late in the year – usually inventory bottoms by February. An early key in 2022 will be to watch if inventory bottoms earlier this year.
Mike Simonsen discusses this data regularly on Youtube.