The coronavirus pandemic made life and work revolve around the home, which, surprisingly, sent people moving. Many in high-rise apartments no longer enjoyed riding an elevator with strangers, and went looking for private homes. Those with private homes in the city may be looking to move to less-populated areas or to finally invest in a country escape. Others working from home and with children in the house all day looked for a little more space. "People are not spending money on entertainment or travel," says Steve S., whose business stages homes for resale and prefers not to be identified fully for business reasons. "They think, 'I'm going to upgrade to a home office.'" Here's who gout out of the market for the moment: International buyers and domestic travelers looking for pied-a-terres in the city.
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