Inventory Archive

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...

Latest New Home 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 new home sales....

Inventory Conditions Improve Slightly But Still Lags Demand in June

Inventory/supply conditions were reported to be improving, as reflected in the increase in the Seller Traffic Index to 46 (from 43 in May). The Buyer Traffic Index dipped slightly to 69 in June (from 71 in May), possibly due...