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Atlanta Housing Market: February 2022

by | Feb 7, 2022 | Market Stats

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Following December holidays, buyers flooded the real estate market in January. Unfortunately, they were met with low inventory levels and with that, limited homes to choose from in markets across the country. While many are hoping for relief from the seller’s market we experienced in 2021, high demand and low inventory will likely lead to another year of large increases in home value. Experts predict that interest rates will increase in 2022. As a result, the market may cool off slightly later this year. But we likely won’t return to a completely balanced market and sellers will continue to have the upper hand. 

January proved a competitive start to 2022 for buyers. But ultimately, every market is different. No one has a crystal ball to perfectly predict the future. Our experts see the market likely remaining hot across the country, fueled by high buyer demand. 

All stats below are based on End of Month in December vs January:

Atlanta Housing Market

Supply and Demand: In January there were 4 weeks worth of housing inventory available, a 20% decrease from the 5 weeks we saw in December.

Median days on the market – In January houses spent 11 days on the market on average, a 22% increase from the 9 days we saw in  December. 

New homes on the market –  In January, there were 8,010 new homes on the market, an 18% increase from the 6,738 new homes we saw in December 

Homes sold – In January 4,772 homes sold, a decrease of 33% over December’s 7,115  homes sold.

A welcome sight to buyers, the Atlanta real estate market saw a jump in new listings in the month of January. However, inventory is still down by 14% since this time last year. With that,  the number of showings per listing increased from 9 in December, to 14 in January. Homes continue to sell for 100% of list price and many see bidding wars from multiple hopeful buyers. With that, median sales price increased to $350,000 in January, a year over year increase of 17.9%.

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Seller Suggestions 

No one can predict exactly what 2022 will look like for sellers in this real estate market. However, the current data shows spring of 2022 will see similar trends to 2021 as sellers continue to have the upper hand in this market. Home values will continue to rise as demand outpaces supply. But with that, keep in mind that  buyers are becoming more selective in some cases. So, it’s important to ensure you don’t overprice your home initially, as this could ultimately hurt your bottom line.  Home values will continue to increase, but interest rates will likely increase as well. At Trelora, our expert agents recommend selling now, before this increase takes place in order to get top dollar for your home. You can get started today with a free home valuation.

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Buyer Suggestions 

Many buyer’s paused their home search over the holidays, and reentered the market in January prepared with financing and ready to make competitive offers. As a result, January saw an influx of new buyers competing for a limited number of active listings. Thus, making this one of the most competitive months yet to win a home. As talk of a rise in interest rates increases, buyer’s are feeling the urgency to make a purchase as soon as possible. However, a rise in interest rates likely means a decrease in competition amongst buyers. This could be good news for buyers who choose to stay in the market despite an increase in rates. It remains essential that buyers are prepared with financing before making an offer on a home. With that, working with an agent who specializes in your local market can give you the competitive edge you need and help you understand how to make your offers more competitive.

Here are a few blogs that might help you as a buyer: 

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The information contained in this blog is for general information purposes only, and while believed to be accurate, Trelora assumes no legal responsibility for accuracy. Information provided within should not relied upon as legal advice. Please consult with your local advisors for independent information regarding availability and applicability in your market.