Realtor.com Reports Weekly Active Inventory Up 67% YoY; New Listings Down 16% YoY
by Calculated Risk on 3/02/2023 03:09:00 PM
Realtor.com has monthly and weekly data on the existing home market. Here is their weekly report released today from Chief economist Danielle Hale: Weekly Housing Trends View — Data Week Ending Feb 25, 2023
• Active inventory growth continued to climb with for-sale homes up 67% above one year ago. Inventories of for-sale homes rose again, but climbed on par with last week’s pace, which was a slightly slower yearly pace than we saw late January and early February. With new listings continuing to slip, the growing number of homes for sale reflects still-low buyer interest amid high costs rather than an influx of sellers.
• New listings–a measure of sellers putting homes up for sale–were again down, this week by 16% from one year ago. For 34 weeks now, fewer homeowners put their homes on the market for sale than at this time last year. The gap has hovered in double-digit territory this year, but is slightly smaller than we saw in the last quarter of 2022.
Here is a graph of the year-over-year change in inventory according to realtor.com.
Inventory is still up sharply year-over-year; however, the increase has slowed recently.