After a quick start to the year which saw more homes sold in January 2021 than January 2020, frigid February weather has not been kind to real estate sales. Listing activity is down 43% in February from last year. Total sales in February 2021 fell 25% over the same period last year. This has taken the momentum of a strong January to a negative 6% in overall home sales in Lawrence for 2021. Average price, however, continues to see massive increases. In February of 2020, the average home price was $242,000. This year so far, it’s $263,000 for an increase of almost 9%.
Updates around Lawrence:
-Tomorrow (Saturday the 27th), The Merc Co-op is hosting a free take-home COVID test event. From their Facebook page: “Our co-op is pleased to host a free COVID-19 home test handout and vaccination registration event this Saturday, February 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside of the Lawrence store at 901 Iowa.
No appointment needed. Douglas County residents can drop by and pick up free COVID-19 tests to take home. While supplies last. Masks required.
The event is facilitated by the LMH Health Lawrence Douglas County Public Health and Lawrence Mutual Aid Network @lfkmutual and The Equity Impact Advisors.
We’re spreading word on what makes our company, R+K Real Estate Solutions a different and unique option for real estate in our community. Don’t miss this quick video with Ryan as he breaks a few things down. Please share if you know anyone in the area who’s thought about selling or buying a home!