Georgia real estate sales were ranked 24th out of 50 US states in home price appreciation in 2007. There were no specific Georgia cities in the top or at the bottom of the 291 cities monitored. The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) produced an 88 page reports that says Georgia real estate sales were number 24 in the list of states that had "...positive four-quarter appreciation" in 2007...". The report has lots of positive information, but it hasn't been widelypublicized. The list of states and their ranking by appreciation over 2007 is on page 25 of the .pdf report. It seems that Georgia is one area of the country that should continue to see the need for patience when it comes to the real estate market.
80% of the United States had POSITIVE appreciation in 2007 according to the chart page 25 and 26 of the report. And, of the 291 cities monitored in the report, 65% of US cities had appreciation. Too bad these statistics aren't being widely reported. This report uses a few different set of statistics to show different aspects of the housing market.
United States real estate still provides one of the best available forms of investment for people looking to grow wealth over the long run. Real Estate professionals should be using blogging, newslettering, pressreleasing, emailing, and any other useful method to get this positive news out!
The report can be found at: http://www.ofheo.gov/media/pdf/4q07hpi.pdf
Other GA cities
Athens was 73rd out of 291 monitored cities.
Atlanta was 151st
Columbus was 110th
Gainesville was 115th
Macon was 52nd
Albany had positive appreciation
Brunswick had positive appreciation
Hinesville had positive appreciation
Warner Robins had positive appreciation
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