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Atlanta home sales dive from year ago
AJC quotes ARA Market Brief | October 17, 2018

The retreat in Atlanta’s housing market is becoming a rout: the number of home sales last month took a double-digit tumble from a year ago, according to two reports issued this week. While the reports do not track exactly the same turf, they paint similar pictures of a cooling market: The Atlanta REALTORS® Association reports that sales were off 10.3 percent, while RE/MAX Georgia, which covers more of the metro area, says sales were down a dramatic 15 percent.

Atlanta home prices continue to grow as inventory tries to keep up
Atlanta Agent Magazine quotes ARA Market Brief | September 13, 2018

Home sales in August saw a nearly 10 percent drop compared to last year, according to the latest market report from the Atlanta REALTORS® Association.

Number of home sales drops in metro Atlanta in August
AJC quotes ARA Market Brief | September 13, 2018

The housing market’s long-running trend of fewer sales and higher prices has intensified, adding to worries about affordability in the region, according to a report from the Atlanta REALTORS® Association.

Facebook removes certain targeted advertising options amid HUD discrimination complaint
Atlanta Agent Magazine quotes ARA President Bill Murray | August 29, 2018

Facebook recently announced changes it will be making to is advertising tools after the company was accused of potentially enabling housing discrimination on the platform. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development filed a discrimination complaint against Facebook claiming that the company violated the Fair Housing Act.

Compass looks to redirect focus on Atlanta's real estate agents
ABC quotes ARA President Bill Murray | August 17, 2018

There's a new player in the Atlanta real estate game. Since the beginning of August, Compass has been making an aggressive entrance into the Atlanta real estate scene and courting agents.

This Week in Atlanta Real Estate
Atlanta Agent Magazine highlights upcoming Showcase Trade Show | August 3, 2018

The Atlanta Realtors Association’s 2018 Showcase is scheduled to take place on August 23 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

Zillow To Start Buying Homes In Metro Atlanta With New Service
WABE quotes ARA President Bill Murray | August 1, 2018

The website Zillow is known for listing homes that are available to buy. But this fall in Atlanta, Zillow will launch a service where it will actually buy homes, too. And it’s just the latest tech company to do so.

Fewer Sales, Higher Prices in Atlanta’s Housing Market
National Mortgage Professional Magazine quotes ARA Market Brief | July 16, 2018

Last month, the Georgia capital saw 5,671 residential sales, down 8.3 percent from May and down 10.9 percent from the previous year. The median sales price in June was $285,000, a 1.1 percent uptick from May and a 7.5 percent from June 2017. The average sales price was $353,000, up 2.9 percent from the previous month and up 8.6 percent from the previous year.

Atlanta real estate: Home prices rise strongly
AJC quotes ARA Market Brief | July 13, 2018

Home prices continued their long rise as summer began, according to a report the Atlanta Realtors Association. The median price of a home sold in metro Atlanta during June was $285,000 – a jump of 7.5 percent from the same month a year ago, the group said.

Atlanta metro population on pace to pass Philadelphia as 8th largest
AJC quotes ARA President Bill Murray | June 22, 2018

Metro Atlanta, which has repeatedly outgrown other large American metro areas in recent years, is on pace to overtake Philadelphia as the United States’ eighth-largest by 2022, according to U.S. Census data.

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