Congratulations Miami, the 2011 NBA champions! – NOT. Here it is in print from a Florida newspaper. I guess they never got the memo or checked the score board. Just because it gets printed or makes its way onto the internet, does that make it true? That’s the same way I feel about Phoenix area shadow inventory. Some of the confusion lies in the definition of shadow inventory. Obviously, shadow inventory includes properties that have gone back to the lender but are not on the market. Some also consider homes that have received a Notice of Trustee Sale with a scheduled auction date. Some add to those numbers loans that are seriously delinquent which is 90+ days behind. As you can see, the definition will affect the level of shadow inventory cited by the various experts. There’s also the issue that real estate is local and national commentaries cannot be relevant to individual markets? Many have stated that shadow inventory is out of control and will contribute to a foreclosure Tsunami. Now let’s get the facts for the Phoenix area.