A senior vice-president at Re/Max of Georgia says some communities on the south side continue to struggle.  A lag in inventory persists, creating a seller's market in hot zips.
Photo: Palm Beach Post
Photo: Palm Beach Post

Looks like the shortage in metro Atlanta homes for sale is getting worse

Experts have been complaining for several years that Atlanta’s housing market was suffering a drought – not enough homes for sale to meet the demand of wannabe buyers.

Follow a young Atlanta couple on their in-town house hunt. (Erica A. Hernandez/AJC)

The result was an apparently strengthening market as the prices rose around the region. But beneath those ever-higher tabs was a badly unbalanced playing field that was – at least in desirable areas – tilting to the advantage of sellers and threatening to toss younger, or less affluent buyers out of the game completely.

And it is apparently getting worse.

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