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As Affordability Concerns Grow, New Housing Data Sheds Light on Local Market

By Paul Donsky

ARC’s interactive housing data tool has received a makeover fit for an HGTV reality show.

No walls were broken down or bathroom tile obliterated in the renovation, of course. This upgrade is all about the data.

The Metro Atlanta Housing Strategy site’s goal remains the same: helping local officials better understand their local housing markets and evaluate strategies to increase affordable options.

The site and associated data tool, which initially launched in 2019, now include detailed home price information for each year between 2013 and 2020.

Where are the hottest housing markets? Where are the fewest new housing units being built? What are the trends in your local community? These questions and many more can be answered with a few clicks.

The new data is the product of an extensive analysis conducted by ARC of hundreds of thousands of individual home sale transactions and property assessment records. The previous version looked at two years of data, 2013 and 2018,

The data now also includes robust housing information for Forsyth County, which joined ARC in July.

We poked around on the new data explorer tool and, with some guidance from the ARC data team, spotted some fascinating trends.  Read on at What’s Next ATL for more.


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