Demand: September residential sales were at 4,346, a decrease of 10.3% from the previous year.
Price: Average and median sales prices continue to gain traction and outpace 2017’s figures, with positive gains. The median sales price in September was $264,000, an increase of 9.5% from last September. The average sales price was $322,000, up 7.7% from the previous year.
Supply: Atlanta area housing inventory totaled 14,993 units in September, an increase of 0.1% from September, 2017. New listings totaled 4,830, up 8.5% from September, 2017 and down 7.3% from the previous month. The month’s supply over a 12-month period increased to 3.1 months.
A Word from 2018 Atlanta REALTORS® President Bill Murray: “The summer cycle has ended, and the number of transactions has slowed to below the sales this time last year, at least partially due to a continued tight, yet slightly increasing, inventory of available homes. Sales prices have begun to level out but continue strong increases with year over year comparison as Atlanta looks towards the slower months ahead.”
The Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA) has been an instrumental factor in the growth of real estate in the state of Georgia for more than a century. With nearly 7,000 members, Atlanta is the largest board in Georgia and is considered to be one of the strongest and most successful REALTOR® organizations in the nation. ARA serves as a central source of information for its members, with mainly focusing on real estate education, the promotion of professionalism in the industry and representing REALTORS® members with legislative initiatives to create positive change for the real estate community.