Alpharetta - Milton Edition - July 2020

ALPHARETTA MILTON EDITION

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 5  JULY 23AUG. 19, 2020

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Anew learning environment Fulton County Schools presents reopening plans

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BY KARA MCINTYRE

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With coronavirus cases in Fulton County still on the rise, Fulton County Schools is preparing multiple path- ways for students to return to school by planning for traditional face-to- face instruction—with new health and safety protocols in place—along with oering Fulton Virtual School and individual remote learning options. As of Community Impact Newspa- per’s press time July 14, school was scheduled to begin Aug. 17. Thedoors closed to all FultonCounty Schools facilities and campuses March 12 after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, and school districts across

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Fulton County Schools pushed its start date from Aug. 10 to Aug. 17 as one-third of campuses will serve as polling places for the Aug. 11 election, and the district needs more time to disinfect the schools. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)

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SELLING fast Average days on the market

While there were fewer homes for sale because of the coronavirus pandemic, houses in most local ZIP codes still spent less time on the market year over year.

Homes selling fast despite COVID19, lowhome inventory

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Homes are selling faster year over year in Alpharetta and Milton, in part because fewer homes are on the market as the North Fulton region rides out the coronavirus pandemic, according to data from First Multiple Listing Service. Home sales, or the number of homes sold, for March-May in the four ZIP codes in the Greater Alpharetta and Milton area dropped 24.9% year over year compared to 2019. How- ever, homes sold in May were on the market an average of 39 days, down from about 43 days in May 2019, FMLS data shows. CONTINUED ON 15

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