Alright, alright, alright…I may be a sluggish “blogger” but if I am one thing, I’m a busy real estate agent and a 42 year old brand new father…
Today, I’ll focus on just one thing – PRICES. We asked Chuck to run the following submarkets – pretty much the primary geographic focus for our team:
1. Ansley Park and Morningside southward to Inman Park and Reynoldstown – that includes Midtown and VAHI
2. Eastside Atlanta Dekalb – the neighborhoods East of Moreland and Briarcliff, plus Johnson Estates and southward to Edgewood and Kirkwood – all North of I20
3. Southside Atlanta Fulton – Grant Park, Summerhill, Boulevard Heights, Ormewood Park, EAV
4. Greater Decatur – South of Mercer U, down to I20 at South Dekalb Mall
What we found is not terribly surprising, since we live in the market everyday:
* In addition to slower sales, median sales prices have decreased by 10.1% year-to-date in 2008, compared to 2007
* The median sales price in 1Q 2008 was 10% lower than 1Q 2007, while the 2Q price was -10.7% compared to 2Q 2007
Some of you know that I spend a good bit of time at trulia.com (I broadcast this enough, don’t I?)
I posted this question on the Trulia Q&A back on January 14th – this independent, amateur website called www.housingpredictor.com stated that they have an 85% accuracy rate, and that Atlanta prices would drop 12.3% this year. A couple of posters made statements about how frivolous these predictor guys are, but I was really just seeking thoughts and comments.
It turns out that they are not nearly 85% accurate, but they are close with the Intown neighborhood numbers, at least through the first half.
Stay tuned for more insights into the Intown numbers so far for 2008. If I’m really good, I’ll do this everyday for 21 days and form a habit!