Atlanta’s housing market surges in April 

by John Yellig

Atlanta’s spring selling season was in full bloom in April, as several indicators pointed to a thriving housing market. 

Sales volume rose on a month-over-month and annual basis, while the median sales price ticked higher, and new and active listings increased as well, according to the latest Georgia MLS 12-county Housing Market Snapshot.   

On a unit basis, home sales rose 5.5% month over month and 1.9% year over year to 5,159, while on a volume basis, sales rose 6.7% to $2.59 billion, compared to $2.43 billion a month before. Year over year, sales were up 9.5% from $2.37 billion.  

The median sales price rose 0.7% month over month from $402,000 to $405,000. It was up 3.8% from the year-ago level of $390,000.  

New listings jumped 11% month over month and 35.3% year over year to 9,002. Active listings, meanwhile, were up 7.8% on a monthly basis and 46% on a yearly one, at 13,675.                 

Georgia MLS’ 12-county report includes Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale counties. 

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