Inventory Archive

Accidental Landlords Could Boost Inventories

Between April of 2006 and April of 2011, the median home price fell 27.6%. However, the median price rebounded 19.7% over the subsequent two years. While many formerly underwater homeowners are just now getting their first shot at taking...

Demand for Properties Continued to Expand Faster than Supply

Buyer demand for residential homes continued to outpace supply in February. The Buyer Traffic Index rose to 64 while the Seller Traffic Index essentially stayed at 39 based on information in the February REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) Survey. In...

The Market Pulse Survey: 9 Years in Retrospect

Note: this is the first part of a three-part article on consumers’ views towards home buying and home ownership over a nine-year period. NAR has produced the Market Pulse survey from 2003 through 2011.  The survey was uniquely positioned...

Demand for Properties Expanding Faster than Supply

Based on responses to the January RCI survey, the Buyer Traffic Index rose to 63, while the  Seller Traffic Index continued to register at 38 in January.  In many areas of the country, REALTORS® reported low inventory levels. Tight inventory...

Inventories of Homes Available for Sale Continue to be Tight

Each month, the National Association of REALTORS® obtains up-to-date and on-the-ground incisive comments from REALTORS® who participate in the REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) survey. The RCI survey tracks expectations about overall market conditions, buyer/seller traffic, price, buyer profiles, and...