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Housing Inventory

Underwater Borrowers, Homebuilders Keys to Easing Inventory Squeeze

Dr. Stan Humphries | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Dr. Stan Humphries

The shortage of available homes for sale has become a major trend in advance of the busy spring home shopping season.

Honey, I Shrunk the Inventory

Ron Gitter | Posted 03.17.2013 | New York
Ron Gitter

Breaking News: The inventory on the Upper West Side will only last 5 ½ months! (Cue the Psycho shower scene music).

Housing 2013: What's In, What's Out

Jed Kolko | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

Rising prices encourage new construction, and rising prices encourage some homeowners to sell. The big question for 2013 is whether today's price gains will continue strongly enough to encourage builders to build and homeowners to sell.

Negative Equity and Inventory Shortages: Why the Housing Bottom Won't Be as Boring as Expected

Dr. Stan Humphries | Posted 09.04.2012 | Business
Dr. Stan Humphries

Our operating thesis about what the bottom in the housing market would look like is changing now that we're having a good look at markets that have bottomed like Miami and Phoenix.

Sellers in the Shadows

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lita Smith-Mines

The sellers waiting to pounce on any market upswing, may be a big reason why the recovery won't be steady and swift.