Atlanta New Construction on Pace for Strong Year

by Peter Thomas Ricci

The latest analysis from Dodge Data provided an encouraging assessment of new construction in Atlanta


According to the latest numbers from Dodge Data & Analytics, residential construction spending in the Metro Atlanta housing market totaled $405 million in November, and depending on what that number is compared to, that can be either good or bad news.

Although that total is 7 percent below where construction spending was in Nov. 2014, year-over-year stats are often a misleading gauge on how a construction market is performing, as they vary considerably from month to month; year-to-date numbers, by contrast, are a much more accurate metric, and thus far in 2015, Metro Atlanta’s $5.69 billion in spending is a healthy 18 percent over the same time period last year.

For a broader view on the nation’s new construction markets, take a look at our infographic below:

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