My apologies - the number I sent before was the median sales price - I pasted the numbers in directly from the tax records, I added the "labels" myself. As for time frame, these stats are more commonly looked at from a YTD standpoint rather than a July to end of year - obviously certain times of year there is more buying and selling going on, so it's more accurate to look at the YTD numbers.
I personally don't have access to this data as a city (rather than by county), and regrettably, I'm not sure how one would get it - you might try to contact city hall and see if they can give you some answers.
I'm going to take a look for a that article in Fortune - I am surprised to hear that Atlanta needs a 13% correction, but as you know, the numbers can be worked any way to support anyone's opinion. Is that for single-family homes only? Does it include townhomes? How are they defining "metro" Atlanta.
Generally speaking, Atlanta has still been experiencing appreciation, just not in the double digits as it was before - the real (more than 13%) corrections have been going on in California, Florida, Las Vegas, etc.
The median prices for Fulton county are below -
Sep 2006 # homes sold 1,728 median price $215,350
Sep 2007 # homes sold 1,069 median price $239,200
Bear in mind there are a number of things not considered in these numbers or that article - such as What is the percentage of homes that are actually listed that are sold? How many days on the market?
You've got me (even more) interested in the topic now and I will post back with any findings - please do the same ...
I'm not sure how indicative Peachtree City is of the Atlanta Metro, but here's some stats for the Peachtree City area - might surprise you some:
Oct 2006 - 178 homes sold - avg price $256,250
Oct 2007 - 165 homes sold - avg price$260,000
These are direct from the the tax records for the county - as you likely know, there has been a lot of growth in that area.
Another great website for statistics is:
Hope this helps!