Capital Region real estate sales had big 2021

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The year 2021 was huge for Capital Region real estate sales.

Data released from the Greater Capital Association of Realtors shows the four biggest counties in the Capital Region – Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady – saw big increases over 2020.

Schenectady County led the way with closed sales up 19.2% in 2021. Saratoga County sales were up 8.4% in 2021. Albany County was up 6.4% in 2021. Rensselaer County closed sales were up 4.8% over 2020.

On average, across Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties, homes were on the market for just 27.5 days in 2021 compared to 42.75 days in 2021.