Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks: Perceptions of Life in Metro Atlanta

This month's Regional Snapshot begins to dig into the results from the 2017 Metro Atlanta Speaks survey, comparing responses among the counties surveyed and offering insights as to how different segments of the population responded. Each year since 2013, ARC and its community partners conduct the Metro Atlanta Speaks public opinion survey to take [...]

By | 2017-11-09T19:00:11+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Economy, Education, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Regional Snapshot, Transportation|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks: Perceptions of Life in Metro Atlanta

Friday Factday: Case-Shiller Home Price Index

This week's Friday Factday highlights data from the Q3 2017 update to The Quarter, The Atlanta Regional Commission's quarterly publication exploring leading indicators of overall economic health from a non-economist's view.  This week, we dig into the most recent S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index numbers.  The Case-Shiller index is the leading indicator measuring the [...]

By | 2017-10-13T16:12:46+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Economy, Friday Factday, Housing|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Case-Shiller Home Price Index

Regional Snapshot: ARC Employment Centers: Core Locations for Jobs, not for Affordable Housing

This month's Regional Snapshot picks up where the July Regional Snapshot on Affordable Housing left off. In the October Regional Snapshot we take a deeper dive into affordable housing data, mapping it onto our region's employment centers in an effort to visualize the relationship between housing affordability and concentrations of regional employment. ARC's Employment [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:53:14+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Economy, Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: ARC Employment Centers: Core Locations for Jobs, not for Affordable Housing

Metro Atlanta a National Leader in Home Loans

We spend a lot of time analyzing data about the region’s housing market. We have examined how home prices have recovered since the Great Recession (here) and we recently looked at the growing affordability crisis in metro Atlanta (here). But with the recent release of the latest Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data for [...]

By | 2017-10-11T12:27:07+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Economy, Housing, Special Features|Comments Off on Metro Atlanta a National Leader in Home Loans

The Quarter: Highlights from Q3 2017

Our most recent update of The Quarter analyzes economic data in metro Atlanta for Q3 2017. The Quarter includes data on employment, home price indices, building permits, retail and office space, and more, with the goal of identifying what areas of our economy are striving and what areas are slower to recover. Visit The [...]

By | 2017-10-10T17:40:39+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Economy, Housing, The Quarter|Comments Off on The Quarter: Highlights from Q3 2017

Monday Mapday: Metro Housing Affordability Challenges

If you live in a household in the Atlanta Metro region which makes less than $50k a year, chances are that 30% or more of your household income is going to pay either your rent or your mortgage.  The map below, by census tract, shows those areas with the greatest affordability challenges in dark [...]

By | 2017-10-09T13:55:05+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Housing, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Metro Housing Affordability Challenges

Friday Factday: New Construction Adds Few Affordable Units for Renters

The uptick in construction activity since the great recession has generated many new residential building projects in the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).  While some of the new housing in these projects has been designated affordable, it appears that these newer constructed buildings are demanding higher rents than their older counterparts.  The first chart below [...]

By | 2017-08-22T16:08:55+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Friday Factday, Housing|Comments Off on Friday Factday: New Construction Adds Few Affordable Units for Renters

Monday Mapday: Home Sale Price Changes by Zip Code

When viewed at the zip code level, average home sale listing prices between 2012 and 2017 have increased everywhere across the 20-county Atlanta Metro Region*.  The magnitude of increase, however, exhibits significant variation based on where within the region a home was sold, with the largest increases being shown in blue and the smallest [...]

By | 2017-08-11T18:54:54+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Economy, Housing, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Home Sale Price Changes by Zip Code

Regional Snapshot: Affordable Housing

Overall, Atlanta is an affordable place... or is it?  Housing affordability is a concern, not just in the metro Atlanta region, but in communities throughout the nation. The July 2017 Regional Snapshot explores the region's housing affordability, identifying those factors that are challenges to maintaining affordability, and comparing the metro Atlanta region to our [...]

By | 2017-08-14T18:55:44+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Housing, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Affordable Housing

Monday Mapday: Atlanta Rents on the Rise

In keeping with the housing affordability theme, today's Monday Mapday explores metro Atlanta's rental market. Though rents are on the rise throughout the metro area, rental increases are greatest in the suburbs (as shown in the map below). Areas shaded in dark blue in North Fulton County show the highest percentage change in average [...]

By | 2017-07-17T21:13:35+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Housing, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Atlanta Rents on the Rise
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