Real Estate Market Conditions: June Housing Overview
Summer is in full swing and high temperatures aren’t the only thing fluctuating this season. The growing housing market in Atlanta continues to push closings faster and faster. MLS data shows a slight decrease in the number of homes on the market. In addition, homes are being sold at higher prices due to increasing property value in the Atlanta area. Summer is the perfect time to either buy or sell a home! The data below shows the health of the housing market.
Inventory of Homes:
In the Atlanta and surrounding area, the inventory of homes has decreased 2.4% from last year while the amount of homes on the market has also decreased 4.1% from May to June. Potential buyers should be aware of the competitive environment if they plan to purchase this summer.
Number of Homes Sold:
Fewer homes were sold in June when compared to last June and last month. 4,115 homes were sold in the Atlanta area this June. This is a 2.0% decrease from last month and a 2.4% decrease from last June.
Average Sold Price:
The average price of a home is currently $331,820 which is a 4.4% increase from last month and an 11.2% increase from last June. An increase in selling price is an indicator of growing competition and property values. Homeowners are on average making more money off their homes than in previous years which is encouraging homeowners to sell.
Average Sale-to-List Ratio:
In addition, homes are being sold near their original estimated value. On average, homeowners are making 97.5% of their home’s original asking price. This great rate has only decreased 0.9% from last month and increased 11.2% from last year. Any percentage over 95% is excellent news for homeowners because it assures sellers that the value of their home will be kept throughout the selling process.
Average Days On-Market Before Sale:
Homes are staying on the market an average of 29 days before being sold. Closings are occurring 6.5% slower than May 2018 and 17.1% slower from last year. An average of 29 days is quick and this tight market competition will continue to drive the real estate market going forward.