Atlanta among top 20 US cities in homebuilding
Atlanta is in the top 20 nationally when it comes to building new homes, per the latest analysis by real estate company Redfin.
What they found: Atlanta had 13.6 single-family building permits per 10,000 people in the first quarter of this year, the 13th-most per capita among U.S. metros.
Why it matters: As the number of homes for sale remains near all-time lows and monthly mortgage payments are near their record high, building more homes is one way to ease the affordability crisis.
Zoom out: Single-family and multifamily building permits are up from pre-pandemic levels in most U.S. metros., Redfin found.
- Of note: Redfin defines "single-family" as buildings with one to four housing units and "multifamily" as buildings with five or more housing units.
Yes, but: "There still aren't enough homes to meet the pace of household creation, and we need to be more prepared when demand inevitably picks back up," said Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather.
The bottom line: Ramping up new home construction will help move the market toward balance, if only a little.
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