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There were 7,273 closings for Residential Single Family Detached in April 2021. This reflects an increase of 23% over April 2020.
There were 1,744 closings for Residential Single Family Attached in April 2021. This reflects an increase of 55% over April 2020.
The average sale price for Residential Single Family Detached was $417,018 for April 2021 vs. $330,748 for April 2020.
The average sale price for Residential Single Family Attached was $320,917 for April 2021 vs. $290,893 for April 2020.
There were 25,302 closings for Residential Single Family Detached for YTD 2021. This reflects an increase of 9% over YTD 2020.
There were 6,209 closings for Residential Single Family Attached for YTD 2021. This reflects an increase of 31% over YTD 2020.
The Residential Detached Average Sales Price YTD through April 2021 was $386,893 vs. $318,966 for YTD 2020. This represents an increase of 21% for YTD 2021 vs. YTD 2020.
The Residential Attached Average Sales Price YTD through April 2021 was $312,298 for YTD through April 2021 vs. $284,461 for YTD 2020. This represents an increase of 10% for YTD 2021 vs. YTD 2020.
Active inventory level for Residential Single Family Detached continues to drop with 6,288 active listings as of the end of April 2021 vs. 16,640 active Residential Single Family Detached listings as of the end of April 2020. This represents drop in active inventory for Residential Single Family Detached of 62%.
Active inventory level for Residential Single Family Attached continues to drop with 1,979 active listings as of the end of April 2021 vs. 3,720 active Residential Single Family Attached listings as of the end of April 2020. This represents drop in active inventory for Residential Single Family Attached of 47%.
Total Active Listings All Property Types
April 2021 March 2021 April 2020
There were 13,455 new listings entered for all property types in April 2021 vs. 10,467 new listings entered for all property types in April 2020. Total new listings entered for all property types in YTD 2021 was 46,683 vs. 45,858 new listings entered for all property types in YTD 2020.
Guest Article by Natalie Jones, homeownerbliss.info
With so many people staying in due to the pandemic, concerns about maintaining the health of our homes are on the rise. Issues that are easy to ignore when you are out and about all day become more pressing when you’re home all the time for months on end. Even if you have plans to eventually relocate, it’s a good idea to invest in home improvements that can enhance personal wellness. Local real estate expert Harry Patel offers guidance on some of the more effective and affordable ways to make your single family home healthier and more appealing to potential buyers.
Start by decluttering.
A messy, disorganized house takes its toll both physically and mentally. Numerous studies have linked clutter to negative feelings, and even increased anxiety and depression. Clutter can detract from one’s physical well-being too. Clutter makes it difficult to clean, so dust and allergens accumulate, and dirty areas can harbor harmful bacteria and mold. Living in clutter can even lead to physical injury: disorganized clutter puts one at risk of tripping and falling.
Simplify, simplify, simplify.
Tidying up has to go beyond simply moving all your possessions into boxes or closets. You need to sort through and get rid of things you don’t need that are taking up space. This is especially important if you plan to put your single-family home on the market soon. Opening a closet and having a heap of junk fall out may be funny on television, but in real life, it makes a bad impression. Once you have created a new space in your home, it will be easier to make healthy choices like working out or meditating. You could also set aside a spare room for reading and relaxation.
Do a deep clean.
Once the clutter is out of the way, clean your house as thoroughly as possible. If you have any curtains, give them a good wash. Blinds should be wiped down with a gentle cleanser or vinegar solution. Carpets should not only be vacuumed but also shampooed to get rid of deeply ingrained dust and grime. Give all your furnishings and baseboards a good dusting—and don’t neglect light fixtures and ceiling fans, either. Removing accumulated dust will decrease allergens and make your home brighter and more appealing.
Get rid of any potential toxins.
One of the easiest ways to minimize toxins in the home is to switch out chemical-based cleaners with more natural or gentle ones. Look for varieties like Mrs. Meyer’s, Seventh Generation or Dr. Bronner’s, which you can find at stores like Walmart or Target. If you buy online, you can usually dig up Target coupons or Walmart promotions.
Be mindful of the plastics you are using too, especially for food storage since many contain harmful substances. Install a water filtration system if you have concerns about heavy metals or microorganisms in your water supply. You can also reduce harmful toxins by simply adding a few houseplants to your interior—this will also improve your ambiance and brighten your mood.
Go green when you renovate.
Changes that are worth investing in for home appeal and future resale include painting, floor remodels, and landscaping improvement. Be sure to look into eco-friendly options when you consider these or other updates. If you’re fixing your lighting, for example, purchase eco-friendly bulbs and materials—or see how you can open or alter windows to increase the natural lighting in your home. If your walls or trim need to be repainted, try some of the nontoxic environmentally friendly paints on the market.
Work with a good contractor.
For other alterations, such as flooring or window replacement, you may require the help of a professional. Shop around for a reliable and affordable contractor who will work with you on eco-friendly renovations. Instead of carpet, consider using sustainable material such as bamboo or cork, or environmentally friendly materials like concrete or reclaimed hardwood. If you decide the exterior of your home also needs a refresh, talk to a landscaping contractor about setting up a low water use yard.
It doesn’t take much to make your home a healthier place, and changes to your environment can even help you develop better wellness habits. Renovating your single-family home with an eye toward health and wellness can also make it more appealing to buyers. With so much extra time at home right now, take the opportunity to make your home the healthy retreat you need.
If you are thinking of selling your home or are in search of a new single family home in Gwinnett County, contact Harry Patel Real Estate.