Atlanta real estate market report. Sold homes in Atlanta: Listings in the Atlanta MLS are at an all time high and not softening. The current First Multiple Listing Service FMLS is showing 86340 Active homes for sale, and 4336 Sold in October 2007 VS. 6359 sales in October of 2006. That is a 32% drop in sales. We are at a point that Expired listings, and Withdrawns listings (unsuccessfully sales) are exceeding sales 2 to 1. The problems is compounded by rising foreclosures are almost twice that of sales. This is not a good scenario. Even though Atlanta did not have a major run up in price, homes were sold in Atlanta to marginal buyers that could scarcely afford to repay. Those homes are coming back on the market, and there is not enough demand to take up the slack! What does this all mean? Prices are going to fall. As sellers that need to sell become desperate, and banks need to move the foreclosures off the books there is going to be a Major softening for real estate values for some time to come.
The good news that homes are still selling, and that attention to detail must be paid. It still is a great time to sell a home, and to buy a home in Atlanta.
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