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Metro Atlanta’s Top-Selling Counties, June 2015

by Peter Thomas Ricci

What counties in Metro Atlanta saw the most housing activity in June?

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As Atlanta Agent reported last week, residential sales in Metro Atlanta were very positive in June, rising 17.1 percent from May (the best monthly increase since 2011) and 9.5 percent from June 2015.

How consistent were those trends, though, at the county level? To find out, we took a closer look at the latest numbers from GeorgiaMLS and put together the following graphs.

First, here were Metro Atlanta’s top-selling counties in June:

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Unsurprisingly, Fulton County saw the most total home sales in June, but its 13 percent year-over-year increase in sales was actually modest compared to how sales grew in other counties. Hall County, for instance, saw its sales jump 31.2 percent, while sales posted similar increases in Paulding (31.4 percent), Cobb (21.2 percent) and Gwinnett (30 percent).

The rankings shift a bit when you look at the counties with the most single-family sales:

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Propelled by a 33.1 percent increase in sales, Gwinnett was easily in the No. 1 slot, though second-place Cobb also saw its sales rise 25.3 percent from last year. Other notable increases occurred in DeKalb (12.02 percent), Hall (30.7 percent) and Paulding (32.8 percent).

Finally, the rankings become quite lopsided when the condo/townhome market is examined:

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Fulton, which includes 90 percent of the city of Atlanta, had more condo/townhome sales than DeKalb, Cobb and Gwinnett combined, and sales were still up 18.6 percent year-over-year. Third-place Cobb, though, did see its sales rise 23.6 percent.

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  • Henry Evans says:

    Why is Douglas County not included? Douglas County is part of
    Metro Atlanta and is always being left out!

  • Peter Thomas Ricci says:

    Thanks for your comment, Henry! From what we can tell on GeorgiaMLS’ website, Douglas County had 150 total sales in June, with 147 single-family sales and just three condo/townhouse sales; those numbers are not high enough to rank in the top 10 lists, so we opted to leave it off.

  • This Guy says:

    LOL – no one wants to live in Douglasville!

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