Will 2015 Be the Bottom for Listings?

Let’s see how listings have been doing in the last couple months. First up, here’s a look at new listings for just the last month, compared to July of every other year, and the same chart but for the last three months combined: New listings had been recovering somewhat in 2013 and 2014, but this […]

Most New Listings Being Immediately Snatched Up

A recent commenter had some questions about inventory: …how much of the “low inventory” story is really a story of “high churn”? …it doesn’t seem like there is really a shortage of inventory, but rather that there is a shortage of stale inventory. Would be really curious to see how how new listing rates for […]

Inventory Growth Continues at a Snail’s Pace

Let’s take a closer look at how listings fared in July of this year compared to years past. First up, here’s a look at how many new listings hit the market in July, comparing July 2014 to July in every year I’ve got data for. New listings maintained the “six-year high” level they set back […]

New Listings Hit a Six-Year High for Month of May

Let’s take a closer look at how listings fared in May of this year compared to years past. First up, here’s a look at how many new listings hit the market in May, comparing May 2014 to May in every year I’ve got data for. New listings hit a six-year high for the month of […]

Listings Growth Anemic in January

Let’s take a closer look at how listings increased (or didn’t) in January. Here’s a view of how inventory has grown so far this year: After improving over the last few months, on-market inventory growth lost some traction in January, falling to the second-lowest level on record when compared to December. Next, here’s how many […]

Listing Quantity Improving at 2013 Year’s End

Let’s take a closer look at how listings did over the last few months of 2013 and for the year as a whole. First up, let’s take a look at our yearly summary. In theory the number of homes that are delisted should always show up as a negative number on this chart, but a […]

Listings Begin Typical Seasonal Decline in October

Let’s have a look at how listings are doing over the last few months. First up, here’s a view of how inventory has grown so far this year: 2013 is shaping up to have the fourth-largest one-year growth in inventory on record, behind 2007, 2006, and 2001. Next, the last three months’ worth of new […]