The Number of Homes for Sale Is Increasing

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For potential homebuyers in the Blue Ridge and northeast Georgia mountain area, the past few years have presented a challenging market with limited options. However, the tide seems to be turning as the number of homes available for sale is increasing. Broker Rhonda Thomas Haight and her team at Mountain Place Realty have been monitoring these trends closely. Their extensive experience and successful track record in this market ensure they are well-positioned to help clients navigate this shift. Rhonda's team brings invaluable insights to the table, understanding the nuances of the local market and leveraging their expertise to find the best opportunities for their clients. While the increased inventory indicates more options for buyers, it's crucial to have the right guidance to navigate this evolving landscape.

The Number of Homes for Sale Is Increasing

There’s no denying the last couple of years have been tough for anyone trying to buy a home because there haven’t been enough houses to go around. But things are starting to look up.

There are more homes up for grabs this year. The graph below uses the latest data from to show in April 2024 there were more homes for sale than there were over the last few years (2021-2023):

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As explains:

There were 30.4% more homes actively for sale on a typical day in April compared with the same time in 2023, marking the sixth consecutive month of annual inventory growth.”

But does this growing inventory make house hunting easier? Yes and no.

Using the latest weekly data from Calculated Risk, the graph below shows, that even with the growth lately, there are still way fewer homes for sale than there were in the last normal year in the housing market:

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What Does This Mean for You?

If you’ve been looking to buy but put your plans on hold because you just couldn’t find what you were searching for, you might see more options now than you did over the past few years – but don't expect a huge selection.

To check out your growing options, it's a good idea to work with a local real estate agent you trust. Real estate is all about location. And an agent can help you get the scoop on the homes available in the area you're interested in. Bankrate explains:

“In today’s homebuying market, it’s more important than ever to find a real estate agent who really knows your local area — down to your specific neighborhood — and can help you successfully navigate its unique quirks.”

Bottom Line

Team up with a local real estate agent who can keep you in the loop on everything that might impact , like how many homes are up for sale right now.

The Number of Homes for Sale Is Increasing
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