Do You Expect House Search to Get Easier/Harder in Months Ahead? (Percent of Prospective Home Buyers)Another way to explore buyers' perceptions about the inventory of housing available in their markets is to ask how the number of for-sale homes (that they like and can afford) is changing compared to three months earlier. In the final quarter of 2018, 27% of buyers reported seeing more such homes on the market, lower than the 34% reporting increases a year earlier. In contrast, the share of buyers who perceive the inventory of for-sale homes they like and can afford to be lower or unchanged rose from 58% to 64% during this period. NAHB economist Rose Quint provides more analysis in this Eye on Housing blog post.