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 Dec 10, 2022. Note: They have data on list prices, new listings and more, but this focus is on inventory. • Active inventory growth held steady with for-sale homes up 55% above one year ago. Inventory growth climbed higher this week after last week’s first pause in eight weeks.
• New listings–a measure of sellers putting homes up for sale–were again down, this week by 16% from one year ago. This marks the twenty-third consecutive week of year-over-year declines in homeowners listing their home for sale, and the decline was much bigger than last week’s smallest decline since July. Here is a graph of the year-over-year change in inventory according to realtor.com.
Note the rapid increase in the YoY change earlier this year, from down 30% at the beginning of the year, to up 29% YoY at the beginning of July.