Real Estate Market Conditions: August Housing Overview
Fall is coming soon! The Atlanta housing market remains strong, posting modest increases in sales activity since last month, and strong increases since this time last year. MLS data shows an increase in the number of homes on the market which gives prospective buyers more options to consider when purchasing a home. In addition, homes are being sold at higher prices due to increasing property value in the Atlanta area since this time a year ago. Fall is the perfect season to take advantage of the housing market! The data below shows the health of the housing market.
Number of Homes Sold:
Fewer homes were sold this month when compared to last August. 8,209 homes were sold in the Atlanta area this August. This is a 7.85% decrease from last month but a 4.45% decrease from last August.
Average Sold Price:
The average price of a home is currently $303,134 which is a 2% increase from last month and but a 4.45% decrease from last year. An increase in selling price is an indicator of growing competition and property values. Homeowners are on average receiving more money selling their homes than in previous years which is encouraging homeowners to sell.
Average Days On-Market Before Sale:
Homes are staying on the market an average of 39 days before being sold. Homes are staying on the market 2.63% longer than last month and are just 4.88% slower than last year. An average of 39 days is quick, and this tight market competition will continue to drive the real estate market going forward.
Inventory of Homes:
In the Denver and surrounding area, the inventory of homes has increased by 3.83% from last year while the number of homes on the market increased by 2.08% from July to August. Potential buyers should be aware of the competitive environment if they plan to purchase this fall.