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[Getting Graphic] Inventory Is Listing

Getting Graphic is a semi-sort-of-irregular collection of our favorite BIG real estate-related chart(s).

Source: WSJ

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In Bob Hagerty’s WSJ piece Housing Supply Rises As Sellers Wait [2] he examines the ZipRealty results for January.

The results?

Inventory in the 29 metro areas was up about 1.1% from December, and it is normal to see inventory rise after the first of the year in anticipation of the spring market.

The wrinkle?

The lack of a big January rise this year suggests that people who don’t need to sell their homes are taking them off the market because “conditions are so lousy,”