Home sales: Most expensive places to buy a home in metro Atlanta

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Homes in metro Atlanta sold for a median price of $280,000 in the last year, but there are always some ZIP codes that command higher prices, according to the AJC 2020 Metro Atlanta Home Sales Report.

Around the six-county metro Atlanta area made up of DeKalbCobbFultonGwinnettForsyth and Clayton counties, 71,307 new and existing homes were sold from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020, according to Smart Real Estate Data of Marietta.

The median price of a home in the metro area rose 4.5 percent from the same 12-month period a year earlier.

Steep changes in year-over-year data may reflect the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the number of homes listed and sold beginning in March 2020. Sales numbers recorded before the pandemic show median home prices for the six-county metro area rose 3.8 percent when compared to the same 12-month period a year earlier.

The median price is considered best reflection of what consumers will find in the marketplace. Median price indicates that half the homes were priced above and half below the midpoint. An average number can be distorted by a few wildly expensive or very inexpensive home sales.

According to the AJC’s 2020 Home Sales Report, these are the five most expensive ZIP codes in metro Atlanta based on median sales price:

1. 30327 ZIP code - $900,000

In the year that ended April 30, 451 homes sold in 30327 ZIP code, which includes the areas of: Atlanta and Sandy Springs

The median sales price of $900,000 is an decrease of 1.6 percent from the previous year.

Of all homes sold in this ZIP code for the year, the median price per square foot was $222.

2. 30305 ZIP code - $648,000

In the year that ended April 30, 866 homes sold in 30305 ZIP code, which includes the area of: Atlanta

The median sales price of $648,000 is an increase of 21 percent from the previous year.

Of all homes sold in this ZIP code for the year, the median price per square foot was $274.

3. 30306 ZIP code - $625,000

In the year that ended April 30, 549 homes sold in 30306 ZIP code, which includes the areas of: North Druid Hills, Atlanta and Druid Hills

The median sales price of $625,000 is an increase of 1.6 percent from the previous year.

Of all homes sold in this ZIP code for the year, the median price per square foot was $305.

4. 30342 ZIP code - $567,893

In the year that ended April 30, 562 homes sold in 30342 ZIP code, which includes the areas of: Atlanta and Sandy Springs

The median sales price of $567,893 is an increase of 9.2 percent from the previous year.

Of all homes sold in this ZIP code for the year, the median price per square foot was $210.

5. 30319 ZIP code - $535,000

In the year that ended April 30, 873 homes sold in 30319 ZIP code, which includes the areas of: Brookhaven, Chamblee, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, North Atlanta and Atlanta

The median sales price of $535,000 is an increase of 5.9 percent from the previous year.

Of all homes sold in this ZIP code for the year, the median price per square foot was $213.

Since 1996, Smart Real Estate Data has been a widely regarded source for residential real estate data in the Southeast. The business provides data to builders, developers, appraisers and bankers. It now covers markets in Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas.

This article was generated automatically by AJC Bot, a computer software application that analyzed structured information, such as data, and applied it to text articles based on templates that were created by AJC writers and editors. An AJC editor reviewed the work before publishing. You can report errors or bugs to homesalesreport@coxinc.com. For more: How the AJC Bot was used for articles in the AJC 2020 Metro Atlanta Home Sales Report.

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