Atlanta REALTORS® Releases February 2017 Statistics on Housing Market

The Atlanta REALTORS® Market Brief examines sales, prices in 11-county metro area

Atlanta, GA (March 17, 2017) – (RealEstateRama) — Atlanta REALTORS® (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its February 2017 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metropolitan 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.

Annual Comparison

February, 2017

February, 2016

% Change

Total Home Sales

3,165

3,463

-8.6%

Median Sales Price

$230,000

$216,000

6.5%

Average Sales Price

$283,000

$269,000

5.2%

Monthly Comparison

February, 2017

January, 2017

% Change

Total Home Sales

3,165

3,075

2.9%

Median Sales Price

$230,000

$224,000

2.7%

Average Sales Price

$283,000

$279,000

1.4%

Demand: February residential sales were at 3,165, a decrease of 8.6% 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 February was $230,000, an increase of 6.5% from last February. The average sales price was $283,000, up 5.2% from the previous year.

Supply: Atlanta area housing inventory totaled 14,819 units in February, an increase of 13.6% from February, 2016. New listings totaled 4,023, down 4.1% from February, 2016 and down 2.0% from the previous month. The month’s supply over a 12-month period remained the same at 3.1 months.

Largest Metro Counties Sales Comparison

Total Units Sold

Median Sales Price

Average Sales Price

Cobb

545

$243,000

$295,000

DeKalb

442

$220,000

$279,000

Fulton

602

$280,000

$368,000

Gwinnett

656

$222,000

$251,000

A Word from 2017 Atlanta REALTORS® President Bill Rawlings: ​”Steady positive growth has been the trend for Metro Atlanta in recent years although low inventory continues to be an issue into 2017. For the past two years, inventory has been hovering at just over three months of supply with February reflecting 3.1 month’s supply.  Median and average home prices are reflecting that pressure and continue to rise over last year’s median and average prices, although at a healthy, steady pace.  The real estate market is well positioned for the latest rise in interest rates, and it should remain strong well into 2017.”

The Atlanta REALTORS® Market Brief is designed to offer an overview of the Atlanta residential market by providing a synopsis of sales and home prices, and covers 11 counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Fayette, Henry and Paulding. Numbers in the reports are updated each month to reflect any additional recordings from the previous month. Each month, the numbers reported for the previous month are updated to reflect additional recordings.

For more information or details on the reports, please contact Atlanta REALTORS® at 404-250-0051.

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About the ATLANTA REALTORS® Association:

The Atlanta REALTORS® (ARA, formerly the Atlanta Board of REALTORS®), is the voice of residential real estate in Metro Atlanta and has been an instrumental factor in the growth of real estate in the state of Georgia for more than a century. As the largest REALTOR® Association in Georgia, ARA serves as a central source of information for its members by focusing on real estate education, the promotion of professionalism in the industry and representing members with legislative initiatives to create positive change for the real estate community.  While less than 50% of active real estate licensees in Georgia meet the requirements to become REALTORS®, they constitute 80% of the top producing agents. Membership in ARA is the hallmark of quality, professionalism and production.

About FMLS:

First Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (FMLS) is the premier data services provider for real estate professionals in Georgia. FMLS was founded by a handful of real estate brokers in Atlanta in 1957. Today, membership is growing quickly and is spreading in every direction. Currently, FMLS has over 2,200 offices and serves more than 34,000 real estate agents. The FMLS listing database contains more than 34,000 active listings located all over Georgia and the Southeast.

CONTACTS:
Atlanta REALTORS®
Tripp Cook, Director of Communications and Public Relations
Office: 404.732.0651

Reggie McCrary, Chief Executive Officer
Office:  404.732.0601

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Atlanta REALTORS® Association

The Atlanta REALTORS® (ARA, formerly the Atlanta Board of REALTORS®), is the voice of residential real estate in Metro Atlanta and has been an instrumental factor in the growth of real estate in the state of Georgia for more than a century. As the largest REALTOR® Association in Georgia, ARA serves as a central source of information for its members by focusing on real estate education, the promotion of professionalism in the industry and representing members with legislative initiatives to create positive change for the real estate community. While less than 50% of active real estate licensees in Georgia meet the requirements to become REALTORS®, they constitute 80% of the top producing agents. Membership in ARA is the hallmark of quality, professionalism and production.

Contact:

Phone: 404.250.0051
Fax: 404.843.3402

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