Atlanta REALTORS® Market Brief: October 2018

The Atlanta REALTORS® (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its October 2018 Market Brief on residential housing statistics in metro-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. Covers 11 counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Paulding and Rockdale.

October Comments

ARA Market Brief
Demand: October residential sales were at 4,448, a decrease of 2.9% 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 October was $263,000, an increase of 9.1% from last October. The average sales price was $324,000, up 6.9% from the previous year.

Supply: Atlanta area housing inventory totaled 14,947 units in October, an increase of 5.3% from October, 2017. New listings totaled 4,962, up 12.7% from October, 2017 and up 2.7% from the previous month. The month’s supply over a 12-month period decreased to 3.0 months.

A Word from 2018 Atlanta REALTORS® President Bill Murray: “Price growth and inventory have been stable for many months, and the positive economic signs are that the market will continue to be strong into next year. These healthy trends, however, depend on homebuilders adding new inventory to keep pace with demand.”

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The data in this report was compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS). For more information on details of this month's report, please contact the Association at 404.250.0051.

*Each month, the numbers reported for the previous month are updated to reflect additional recordings.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

About the Atlanta REALTORS® Association

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 over 10,000 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.

About First Multiple Listing Service

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 throughout Georgia. Currently, FMLS has over 2,300 offices and serves more than 43,000 real estate agents. The FMLS listing database contains more than 31,000 active listings located all over Georgia.

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