About The Atlanta Home Sales Report
The Atlanta Home Sales Report data was compiled from sales deeds filed at county courthouses and was obtained from SmartNumbers. Condominium and townhome sales are included, but mortgage assumptions, refinances, foreclosures, HUD sales and lot sales are not. The data was provided by SmartNumbers, a firm that spots trends in the real estate industry. Data was analyzed for print by Kelly Guckian/AJC. Web design upgrade by Emily Merwin / AJC.
Median prices differ from average prices and are considered to be more indicative of market conditions.
ZIP codes can be split between counties. For instance, 30075 sits in Fulton and in Cobb. Our data is split by ZIP codes within counties. For the purposes of this report, when we refer to “ZIP code,” we mean the ZIP code portion within a particular county (i.e., 30075-Fulton).
ZIP codes with fewer than 75 home sales in any year were excluded from ZIP code analysis, but were included in the aggregate analysis of each county.
Percent change = A way of analyzing year to year change on a scale of 100. A ZIP code seeing a 100 percent increase in home values means homes sold for twice as much as the previous year.
The following counties are included in the data: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett and Henry.