Inventory Archive

The Latest on Housing Starts

Summary of the Latest Data Despite the housing inventory shortage, homebuilders are not building new homes in needed quantities.  New home construction activity remained depressed in February, below one year ago levels.  The weather cannot be the sole reason. ...

Housing Related Retail Sales

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses retail sales. Sales at Furniture, Home Furnishing, and Appliance stores have been soft...

Depleting Shadow Inventory

Rising mortgage rates will tame the enthusiasm of some homebuyers. But the lack of choice when choosing a home will also hinder buying. Inventory levels are already very low. Newly constructed home inventory is essentially at a 50-year low....

The Latest on Housing Starts

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses the latest on housing starts data....

REALTORS® Expect Modest Price Growth in the Next 12 Months

About 92 percent  of  REALTOR®  respondents  in the August REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey expect prices to remain stable or to continue to increase in the next 12 months although at a rate of about 4 percent[1], significantly lower than...