Marblehead’s Collapsing Inventory in One Chart
Many of the headlines about real estate over the last year or so have referred to the decline in inventory. One result of the decline has been bidding wars. Another consequence is that some prospective buyers have become discouraged and stopped looking actively, while some sellers have not listed their house because they fear they will not be able to buy another house.
The chart below shows the month-by-month inventory over the last 4 years. The number of homes for sale in 2016 was quite consistent with 2015, but 2017 has seen a major drop. Most notably, there was no real pick up in inventory in either of the traditional selling seasons: spring and fall.
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Andrew Oliver and Kathleen Murphy are Realtors with Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty. Each Office Is Independently Owned and Operated