As the traditional home-buying season comes to a close, a paucity of homes for sale in metro Atlanta means sales have decreased when they are usually expected to rise.
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Metro Atlanta home sales
Home sales in the 11-county metro area fell during the first half of this year, mainly because there was a lack of houses on the market. Here are local sales figures for the first six months of each year.
Year…..Homes sold from January to June…..Percentage change
2011…..19,816…..up 7.8 percent
2012…..22,497…..up 13.5 percent
2013…..21,600…..down 4 percent
Source: Atlanta Board of Realtors