Inventory Archive

Time On Market—A Modest Decrease

The December 2011 Realtors Confidence Index survey reports that the percentage of homes on the market for six months or more has decreased in recent months from the higher readings in May/June/July of 2011. This is another indicator of...

Homes on the Market: Six Months or More

According to the recent Realtors® Confidence Index, the percentage of homes on the market for six months or more has increased to 29 percent—up from recent experience but still somewhat lower than earlier this year. In comparison, a total...

Lowest Inventory in Six Years

The total homes listed for sale continue to move downward.  The latest decline in October to 3.33 million was partly seasonal, as autumn and winter months nearly always have fewer listings in comparison with spring and summer months.  Still,...

Housing Inventory Falls in Winter

The number of existing homes-for-sale has fallen to 3.5 million in September. Expect another 15 percent dip by winter if past normal seasonal patterns hold. Inventory in December and January tends to be the lowest of the year, so...

Car Prices Rising Fast

Car and truck sales have slumped since 2008. Spiking gas prices and the onset of a recession that brought heavy job cuts were the main reasons behind the slump. Many production plants were therefore taken off line immediately. After...