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Forbes Magazine Predicts Atlanta’s Recovery to Begin in 2009

November 19, 2008
Tina Hunsicker Founding Partner

Tina Hunsicker Founding Partner

Forbes Magazine made some good predictions for Atlanta homebuilders and residents last week. While other cities, like Las Vegas and Phoenix are expected to see home prices decrease by up to 50%, Atlanta is predicted to see significant increases as early as 2009. (This reiterates that NOW is the time to buy Atlanta real estate. Discounts on current new home inventory are available now.  They won’t last forever!)

Although Forbes mentions the number of Atlanta foreclosures in early 2008, our continued steady job growth rate promises an end to our housing slump. In fact, next year home prices are expected to jump up by 32.5% for single family homes around the metro Atlanta area.

Multi-family home prices are expected to rise by as much as 18.4% and job growth will remain around the steady 2% yearly increase that has kept Atlanta afloat and the envy of the nation.

We are placed at number nine in the group of ten “lucky cities” that are predicted to experience long term recovery that will begin. Other cities where home prices are expected to rise include:

Oklahoma City

Minneapolis

Colorado Springs</P

Salt Lake City

Austin

Portland

San Antonio

Charlotte

Albuquerque

So while times may seem tough now, if we can just hold out for a little while longer, things should be looking up for the economy and the Atlanta housing market once again.

 To read the entire article, please click here.

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