Good News for Buyers—Housing Inventory Is at Highest Level of 2021

There’s no denying that the recent market has been tough for buyers. Thanks to historically low inventory, many would-be buyers have been unable to successfully find and purchase a home.

But it looks like that’s starting to change.

According to the September Housing Report from, available inventory in the United States (which the report defined as active listings on without a contract) hit 646,053 homes in September—a high for 2021. And while inventory is still down overall (according to the report, national inventory is down 22.2 percent from 2020) nearly one-third of the 50 largest metros in the United States saw an increase in newly-listed homes compared to last year—with many seeing inventory increases of 10 percent or more year-over-year.

The Takeaway:

So, what does that mean for you? More inventory means more options for buyers (and, hopefully, less competition)—so, if you’ve been thinking about buying a home, now is a better time than any in 2021 to make a move.

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