The Atlanta Board of REALTORS® Releases April 2015 Statistics on Housing Market

The Atlanta Board of REALTORS® Releases April 2015 Statistics on Housing Market

The ABR Market Brief examines sales, prices in 11-county metro area

Atlanta, GA – May 13, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Atlanta Board of REALTORS® (ABR), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its April 2015 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metro-Atlanta. Market Brief, now compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides the only regionally focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single family residential properties.

Supply: Atlanta area housing inventory totaled 14,836 units in April, an increase of 3.8% from April 2014. New listings totaled 5,407, up 6.4% from April 2014 and up 10.2% from the previous month. The supply for sales over a 12 month period was steady at 3.8.

Demand: April residential sales were at 4,339, an increase of 8.6% from the previous year.

Price: Average and median sales prices continue to gain traction and outpace 2014’s figures, with positive gains. The median sales price in April was $229,000, an increase of 12.3% from last April. The average sales price was $290,000, up 11.5% from the previous year.

A Word from ABR President Ennis Antoine: “We have seen several consecutive months with positive year-over-year gains in median & average sales prices in metro Atlanta. 8 of the last 11 months have positive year-over-year gains in single family home sales as well. This strongly indicates that the selling season will continue to be very active. Labor and economic statistics continue to look positive, which will also largely impact the number of first-time home buyers and the ability of millennials to obtain the necessary financing to purchase a home.”

The ABR 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 ABR at 404-250-0051.

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ABOUT THE ATLANTA BOARD OF REALTORS®:
The Atlanta Board of REALTORS® (ABR) 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, ABR 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 ABR is the hallmark of quality, professionalism and production.

CONTACTS:
Atlanta Board of REALTORS®
Jen Booth, Public Relations Coordinator
Office: 404.732.0645

Reggie McCrary, Executive Vice President
Office: 404.732.0601

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