Shadow Inventory Archive

Disappearing Shadow Inventory

One broad trend across the country has been a consistent and steady decline in shadow inventory.  There is already a shortage of visible inventory.  So a shorter shadow – those properties with serious mortgage delinquency or in some stage...

Shadow Inventory in June

Shadow inventory – defined as the number of properties in the foreclosure process or in serious delinquency status – fell modestly in June from the prior month and is well below the level of one year ago.  The overall...

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....

Shadow Inventory: Less Scary

Visible inventory of homes on the market has been falling repeatedly. Existing home inventories are at an 8-year low, while newly constructed home inventory is near a 50-year low. As we enter the winter months, inventories will fall even...