Inventory Archive

Housing Starts: Spring May Bring Tight Supply Conditions

Here is a look at the latest housing starts for November 2015. New home construction rose significantly in the latest month and is on track for most activity since 2007. Still, significantly more construction is needed to relieve the...

Lackluster Home Building Hurts First-Time Buyers

Lawrence Yun for Forbes What is going on with home builders? Housing starts refuse to rise in any meaningful way, despite the ongoing shortage in the number of homes on the market and falling rental vacancy rates. What is...

August Existing-Home Sales

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that August’s existing-home sales slipped after three straight months of gains, as sales reached the 5.31 million seasonally adjusted annual rate. Previous months were strong, so despite the 4.8 percent...

July Existing-Home Sales

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that July’s existing-home sales increased year-over-year for the 10th consecutive month, as sales reach the 5.59 million seasonal annual adjusted rate. July’s sales are the highest sales pace since February...

Seasonally Adjusted Inventories

Are inventories even tighter than reported? Is more price pressure on the horizon for existing-homes in the months ahead? Each month with the National Association of Realtors® Existing-Home Sales data release, we see information on home sales, prices, and...