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The current inventorhy shortage has little to due with seasonal market fluctuations.
If you are a frustrated buyer, take solace in knowing that you are not alone.
Please see my personal blog (link below) for more details regarding this.
Having said this, it's actually a great time to buy a home, as the number of competing buyers tends to go down during this time as well.
Hope this helps & Happy Holidays!