The Atlanta REALTORS® (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its July 2017 Market Brief on residential housing statistics in metro-Atlanta. The Market Brief, compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides the only regionally focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single family residential properties. Covers 11 counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Paulding and Rockdale.
Demand: August residential sales were at 5,229, a decrease of 6.1% from the previous year.
Price: Average and median sales prices continue to gain traction and outpace 2016’s figures, with positive gains. The median sales price in August was $250,000, an increase of 5.0% from last August. The average sales price was $309,000, up 3.0% from the previous year.
Supply: Atlanta area housing inventory totaled 15,237 units in August, a decrease of 4.7% from August, 2016. New listings totaled 4,951, up 1.4% from August, 2016 and down 4.1% from the previous month. The month’s supply over a 12-month period decreased to 3.2 months.
A Word from 2017 Atlanta REALTORS® President Bill Rawlings: ”Atlanta’s new listings have lagged behind the number of homes sold for a few months, which is keeping the housing market competitive. Nevertheless, sales are very strong, and we continue to be in a seller's market in most price ranges across the city.”
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The data in this report was compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS). For more information on details of this month's report, please contact the Association at 404.250.0051.
*Each month, the numbers reported for the previous month are updated to reflect additional recordings.