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GA House Prices Increase Slightly, But Remain Lower Than National Prices

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In June 2023, home prices in the United States decreased by 0.83 percent compared to last year to a median price of $425,177, according to data from Redfin. While the number of homes sold has continued to decrease, with 520,504 homes sold in June this year, compared to 616,407 homes sold in June last year, the 15.8 percent decrease nonetheless marks an uptick in home sales compared to May 2023. 

Here in Georgia, home prices increased by 1.2 percent compared to last year, with a median selling price of $375,000. The number of homes sold decreased by 16.9 percent compared to last year, as 12,906 homes were sold in June, though it increased from May 2023.  
The full housing report can be found here.

Georgia Legislature approves coverage to help first responders cope with job-related PTSD treatment

The Ashley Wilson Act, named for Gwinnett police sergeant Ashley Wilson, passed unanimously in the Georgia House of Representatives, aiming to provide supplemental health insurance for first responders diagnosed with PTSD due to on-the-job experiences. This landmark legislation, celebrated for its potential to significantly aid in the recovery and support of traumatized first responders, reflects a broader recognition of PTSD’s serious impact on public safety personnel, promising financial and treatment support beginning January 1, 2025.

FAFSA delays pose challenges for Georgia college-bound students

Students across Georgia are facing delays in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process, particularly challenging due to its late January rollout and additional complications for mixed-status families. Despite these setbacks, the Department of Education has implemented fixes for major issues, and officials, including MorraLee Keller of the National College Attainment Network, urge students not to give up on securing financial aid for college.