April market comparisons with last year are skewed because we were at the onset of the pandemic in 2020. We will focus instead on key metrics in year-to-date sales this year compared to last year. Our new listing count is up 5% to 442 new listings put on the market this year. This is not surprising since mid-March sales were minimal due to the lockdown for COVID.
We had a 21% increase in the number of closed sales year-to-date. There were 391 residential homes sold in 2021 between January and April compared to 322 last year. The dollar volume transacted jumped significantly from $96 million to $156 million. Of course, the median sales price also rose given that sales pace, up now to a median sale price of $287,261 countywide in residential homes.
We are going into May with more pending sales than last year and inventory continues to be a significant issue, with only two months of inventory countywide in residential homes for sale. We continue to see high buyer demand, and we are hopeful for a robust spring market of new homes for sale. Without a change in either of those factors, it will be hard to maintain the same sales pace that we have experienced during the past year. Full April 2021 Residential Market Report