Metro Atlanta’s Top-Selling Counties, July 2015

by Tom Walsh


Metro Atlanta trends continue into July

As Atlanta Agent reported earlier this month, the Atlanta real estate market has been very strong, seeing an 8.7 percent increase over July 2014 despite an expected decrease in month to month sales due to the summer.

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

Here were Metro Atlanta’s top-selling counties in July:

Fulton, Cobb and Dekalb all saw slight decreases from June, but many of Metro Atlanta’s smaller counties saw large shifts in sales. Forsyth (18.64 percent), Henry (26.24 percent) and Paulding (16.82 percent) all saw large month over month increases. Coweta, by comparison, had a 14.79 percent decrease.

In single-family sales, there were similar shifts:

Metro Atlanta counties that sell fewer single-family homes saw large increases in sales from June as well. Henry saw the largest increase at 25.57 percent, with Forsyth (19.32 percent) and Coweta (13.89 percent, defying their overall sales) also seeing notable increases. Paulding had an 8.3 percent decrease, and Cobb had a 5.25 percent decrease. Gwinnett, Fulton and Dekalb saw little to no notable changes.

For condo and townhome sales, there was more of a downward trend from June to July:

Fulton, which includes 90 percent of the city of Atlanta, was down 9.53 percent from June, while Dekalb saw a 19.13 percent decrease. In contrast, Gwinnett had a 15.84 percent increase in sales.

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