That’s right, we had a +14% sales increase fourth quarter to fourth quarter from 2008 to 2009.
Sales picked up, but were still behind fourth quarter 2007.
“Buyers in the eight primary metropolitan Atlanta counties – Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Paulding – bought 8222 houses between October, November and December last year.
In 2008, buyers bought 7214 houses and in 2007, buyers bought 8746 houses.
During the fourth quarter of 2009 signs appeared that a long-awaited recovery in detached residence sales may be happening. However, comparing the fourth quarter of 2009 to the fourth quarter of 2008, is like comparing apples and oranges.”