Who says there is no inventory in Atlanta? Maybe they ought to take another look at the south metro, particularly South Fulton, Fayette, Clayton and Henry counties. Sure, inventory is tighter than usual for Atlanta area buyers, but supply loosens up a little in the southern crescent counties.
These graphs of current Georgia MLS data for the four counties mentioned, show that they boast nearly double the months supply of 3-5 bedroom residential listings than their northerly neighbors. Additionally, buyers often get more house for their money, with prices on average from the low $100s to the high-$300s.
Even after a brisk summer selling season, south metro markets continue to hold steady at a just above 4 months supply available. That could mean almost twice the availability of many north counties.
But while supply lasts, buyers seeking the most value for their housing dollar should not delay. Year-over-year sales prices also indicate that buying later.might cost you more. Act now for best value.