10:49 am June 30, 2009, by Henry Unger
This is supposed to be a key time for home sales.
Many people get into the real-estate market over the summer, trying to get situated before school starts.
But the market still seems very soft.
Prices for existing homes continue to fall across the country, although the rate of decline in Atlanta is slower than the national average, according to a widely watched measure.
AJC reporter Michelle Shaw writes that the S&P Case-Shiller index, released today, showed the average price of metro Atlanta homes dropped 0.42 percent in April, compared with March. Year-over-year, the average price of a metro Atlanta home dropped by 15 percent.
But those numbers look backward. Are you in the market now? What are you seeing?
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