No one could have imagined back in 2019 the way our world would change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most unexpected changes is the great American migration away from crowded, expensive metros to enjoy life in more laid-back, coastal areas. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic created the perfect combination of job flexibility, low-interest rates, and buyer confidence that has led thousands of Americans to uproot their lives and head for sunnier skies.
More people moved to Florida than any other state in 2020. In fact, out of the top 10 areas sought out by relocating homebuyers in the United States, Florida takes up half the list, with Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro claiming the fifth spot. (more…)