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

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In May 2023, home prices in the United States decreased by 3.4 percent compared to last year to a median price of $418,387, according to data from Redfin. However, the number of homes sold has continued to decrease, as 495,875 homes were sold in May this year, compared to 591,804 homes sold in May last year, a 16.2 percent decrease.

Here in Georgia, home prices increased by 0.9 percent compared to last year, with a median selling price of $375,300. The number of homes sold decreased by 4.1 percent, as 14,283 homes were sold in May this year, compared to 14,906 sold last year. 
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.