Thanks to PaulB and Larry, we now have almost two years of daily housing numbers. What a great service they have provided to us by reporting the daily numbers!
I have graphed the 2010 and 2011 daily numbers that I have. The numbers come from the monthly forum archives at VCI here. Those forum archive numbers came from PaulB and Larry Yatkowski, who post the numbers almost every day.
I chose a 21-day moving average here to smooth out some of the bumps in the curves. This is a 21 *calendar* day average, so it takes the average over all numbers that appear in a 21 calendar-day window. For January 2011, I included December 2010 to get the 21-day window going.
I will add 2012 to this as we go along. I think this will be helpful because we can compare the sell-list we are seeing to the historical normals as we go through the year. Of course, we only have two years of 'historical' here, but this still helps, I think.
If we want to see the historical values, we can look at the REBGV monthly reports to get sell-list ratios. I have these reports back to 2001. Here is what things look like. The 11-year average is in solid black and the number label for each month is the value for the 11-year average in that month.
With all this, I think we are ready to watch the 2012 data come rolling in. Who's got the popcorn?