Performance Property Real Estate Question

How Housing Demand Has Shifted Recently

Q: Gerald, a lot of people moved to suburban and rural areas with more space when the pandemic started. Has that trend continued? Martha, Manville, NJ A: People fled urban areas in 2020 to buy and to rent seeking perceived safety from the pandemic as well as more space for their families and for home office space. That initial trend during the pandemic has reversed itself and as I anticipated people are moving back to urban areas both to buy and to rent. For example, rental demand in Manhattan in summer 2021 was the highest it has been in 10 years. Hudson County, where my Jersey City office is located, has recently been the highest performing housing market for residential […]

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