In today’s report released by CoreLogic shows shadow inventory of residential property at 2.1 million homes as of August 2010, or eight months worth of supply, a jump of over 10% from last year (a five months’ supply). Shadow inventory (sometimes called “pending supply”) includes homes seriously delinquent (90 days or more), currently in foreclosure, or REOs (real estate owned, or bank owned). “Visible” inventory, currently at last year’s level of 4.2 million units of unsold supply, includes inventory of new and existing homes which were on the market in August.
The total supply can be thus estimated at 6.3 million units, a level comparable to the worst levels registered at height of the crisis back in 2008. These numbers don’t even include October’s foreclosure hiccups related to the Robo Gate which may have significantly increased visible inventory as a result of buyers’ reluctance to close due to difficulties in obtaining both financing and title insurance.
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