There is a big ramp up to go to the suburbs for space because of COVID. Is this for you? The migration from the 606xx zip code to suburbia is happening right now as people are looking for more living space both indoors and outdoors. MRED reported

  • Expanded Living Space both INDOOR & OUTDOOR – With the pandemic forcing us to do work at home and our children to do E-Learnings, there are only so many rooms that people can spread out in their current living space and not be on top of each other while doing their jobs or going to school. So, if the kitchen table and the living room is already taken, then the only choice is work inside their bedrooms. So, who wants to wake up in the morning and work for 8 hours or more until it is time to go to sleep again? Personally, I would feel very claustrophobic! I was put on bedrest for 5 months in 2002 when I got pregnant with my Twins. I remembered the anxiety I felt knowing that I will be forced to be in the same spot for 24/7 for 5 months! For most of you, you have been doing this since March of this year—that’s 8 months!!! So, I know how important it is to feel that you can move around especially outside.  Most people have actually created living space outside of their home—patios or deck. Well that is easy to do when you are in the suburbs!
  • Outdoor Entertaining – who would think that you would be serving Thanksgiving in your garage?  Well I know of people who are actually planning to do this on Thanksgiving. In the suburbs, most homes come with garages…even attached housings like townhomes.
  • No Common Areas to be worried about – in multi-housing high density living in the city, there will always be common areas people have to go through before getting into their home.  There is the common outside door, then the interior door, the elevator, the stairway, the laundry room…all touched by everyone who lives in the building.  How do you know who touched what when? It would be a challenge to do tracing, is it?