Remote Work Responsible For 60% Of Home Price Surge During Pandemic

 

 

Remote work responsible for 60% of Home Price Surge During Pandemic

 

60% of Price Surge Resulted from Remote Work A Fed study found that every 1 percentage point increase in remote work resulted in about a 0.9 percentage point increase in housing prices. the shift to pandemic-era remote work led to house and rental price increases during that time In the two years ending in November 2021, house prices increased 24%, with more than 60% of that increase attributable to the rise in working from home during the pandemic. The impact on rent prices has been identical. "This suggests that the fundamentals of housing demand have changed, such that the persistence of remote work is likely to affect the future path of real estate prices and inflation," say the study’s authors, Economists Augustus Kmetz