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Atlanta REALTORS® Market Brief: January 2019

Demand: January residential sales were at 2,866, a decrease of 10.1% from the previous year. 

Price: Average and median sales prices continue to gain traction and outpace 2018’s figures, with positive gains. The median sales price in January was $256,000, an increase of 4.9% from last January. The average sales price was $318,000, up 7.1% from the previous year. 

Supply: Atlanta area housing inventory totaled 12,894 units in January, an increase of 20.1% from January, 2018. New listings totaled 4,624, up 29.1% from January, 2018 and up 53.4% from the previous month. The month’s supply over a 12-month period decreased to 2.6 months. 

A Word from 2019 Atlanta REALTORS® President DeAnn Golden: “Home sales began the year with the anticipated price growth over this time last year, but with a strong bump of 20% in the number of active listings over last January. New listings are also on the rise, which will help keep a wider selection of homes available for Atlanta buyers.”