Long-awaited Growth

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Consultants

Everyday I wake up and think, "Is today the day when the housing market hits the brakes?"  For many of us 2008 through 2011 was a scary, unpredictable period of time when it felt like there was no bottom to the fall of the housing market.  However, 2012 came and we began seeing babysteps towards a recovering housing market.  Fast forward to June 2013 and we are well on our way to an almost recovered market.  For the past 13 consecutive months, residential home values have been on the rise.  That growth could not be any more pronounced than in the North Atlanta areas including Alpharetta, Cumming, John's Creek, Milton, and Roswell.  Below are a few numbers to help you better understand the growth we are seeing today.

MAY 2012


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MAY 2013


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As the economy stabilizes and the unemployment numbers drop I believe this is a trend that is here to stay and even more so in the North Atlanta areas.  Recently, Airwatch, one of the leading companies in mobility technology and securities announced it was adding up to 800 new jobs for its Sandy Springs location.  Additionally, General Motors announced it would be adding 1,000 jobs in its Roswell location.  If that weren't enough, the Washington Post announced Alpharetta High School and Milton High School in the nation's top 200 high schools which are both located in Alpharetta and Milton.  When I ask a Buyer what location they would like to live in and for what reason, the number one reason for most Buyers is schools.  Couple job growth with execellent school opportunities and I believe, at this point, the momentum can't be stopped for this area of the nation.  Actually not just this part of the nation but as well for others like Texas and the Carolinas which consistently rank 1 and 2 in new home sales. 

I believe that as a nation we may have finally learned from our past housing market mistakes and am truly excited for the road I see ahead of us. 


For more information about the residential housing market and available inventory in the North Atlanta area, please visit my website at thecharmechoice.com or contact me directly at (678) 522-9161.  




Comments (20)

Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker
Deborah, nice market report. It looks like your area is very much in a recovery. Go get 'em!
Jun 11, 2013 07:13 AM
Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team
Ken's Home Team LLC. - Vancouver, WA

Welcome to Activerain from from all of us at Ken's Home Team. I think you will find this site to be a wealth of knowledge and referrals. This really is the best real estate blogging and real estate network on the internet. If you have any questions about Activerain, reach out to the wonderful Ambassadors here in the rain. (They are a wealth of knowledge and were picked by the Activerain staff for their willingness to help others)

Jun 11, 2013 03:46 PM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

Welcome to Activerain and I hope you are learning a lot and if you ever need any assistance, don't hesitate to check out my blog, email me, call me, I will be glad to help you in any way possible. Also, check out the main page of Activerain and look for the Activerain University tab, there are lots of educational webinars to help you build your business.

Jun 11, 2013 03:56 PM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
Howdy and evening Deborah
Welcome to the ActiveRain Real Estate blogging community! You'll sure find a lot of mighty fine folks here in the community to get to know. I'm one of the many ActiveRain community members which are an ActiveRain Ambassador.
If you should ever have any questions about how to do anything or about the rules of the ActiveRain community, please feel free to contact me either by sending me a e-mail or by giving me a call, I'll sure be mighty glad to give you a helping hand. If for some reason I don't know the answer to a question which you might have, I'll sure will find out the answer and get back to you with the right answer.
Take the time to look at the different groups within the community, pick some different groups to join, post your blog posts in them, be sure to take the time to read the posting guidelines of each group you might want to join, folks sure will want to follow them. Members can join as many or as few of the different groups within the community as they would like to. Members are able to post their blog posts in 5 different groups at a time.
Keep up your mighty fine job of posting! I'll be looking forward to seeing even more blog posts written and posted by you, plus seeing you join some of the mighty fine groups in the AR community.
Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire
Jun 12, 2013 11:18 AM
Marvin Shelley

This news item came across yesterday  -
"Of the roughly 11 million underwater mortgages, about 3 or 4 million are in default, foreclosure, or foreclosed and awaiting liquidation."

Let's not begin the celebration just quite yet. The party ain;t over til the fat lady sings and she's not even rehearsing. Don;t drink the Kool aid.

Jun 12, 2013 10:53 PM
Kimo Jarrett
Cyber Properties - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Marvin, #5 doesn't share your optimism and neither do I, yet your perspective and analysis is because of your information. Reduction in inventory regardless of the industry or commodity will increase the price and the median price, however, that doesn't translate into a recovery. When the FED stops buying $85B worth of securities every month, only then will I believe in a recovery but that has severe consequences too. Only time will tell, won't it?

Jun 13, 2013 12:46 AM
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Broker/Owner
Travis Realty - Enterprise, AL
email: Travis@theSOLDman.me / cell: 334-494-7846

Good chart. reminds me that I need to get back to finishing my own Market Report. Thanks!

Jun 13, 2013 12:50 AM
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

H Deborah, we agree.  Despite the pundits who still predict another crash we think this recovery is real.

Jun 13, 2013 03:51 AM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

The smallest steps of market recovery make me very happy, indeed, but I'm not ready to say we've learned from our past mistakes. Honestly, I think we may repeat them. 

Jun 13, 2013 04:34 AM
Jeanne Dufort
Coldwell Banker Lake Country - Madison, GA
Madison and Lake Oconee GA

Good to hear the market is recovering so well in Alpharetta/John's Creek area - I moved from there in 2002.

Jun 13, 2013 05:54 AM
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Hi Deborah.  So glad to see that the market is looking up in your area.   We're still not a sellers market, but we are approaching a normal balanced market and homes priced right and show ready are moving fast with multiple offer.

Jun 13, 2013 09:18 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Great market report and impressive market gains in your area! The Dallas market is strong and continues to be more conservative in growth than many other markets.  Our prices remained relatively stable during the recession, with slight drops in some micro market areas, so we did not have as much ground to make up as other cities.

Jun 13, 2013 01:04 PM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Deborah, what a great first post! Buyers and Sellers love getting this type of information!

Jun 14, 2013 03:32 AM
Cassandra Stewart
Future Home Realty - Tampa, FL
Your Tampa Florida Agent

Welcome to AR Deborah!  Those are so nice numbers on the market report. May you have much success in the industry.

Jun 14, 2013 05:44 AM
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

Deborah, welcome to Active Rain.  Market reports like this will be one of the favorites for generating traffic.  If I can be of any help, please do not hesitate to call.

Jun 14, 2013 11:46 AM
Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA
Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties - Clarksburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Welcome to ActiveRain Deborah and congratulation on a well written helpful post. .good luck!

Jun 14, 2013 08:51 PM
Thom Abbott
MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living - Atlanta, GA
Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale

Welcome to the Rain! As I like to tell newbies....

Jun 15, 2013 01:40 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Hello Deborah! Terrific post for your local real estate market. Consumers in your area will recognize you as an agent "in the know".

Jun 18, 2013 01:18 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Hi Deborah,  just checking back to see if the AR members came to pay you a visit. I included you in My Favorite Newbies First Post series

Jun 18, 2013 05:21 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Welcome to Active Rain Deborah, I am happy to see the markets are improving in your area, lets hope the trend continues.

Jun 20, 2013 10:36 AM