Best Cities to Buy a House During COVID-19
20 Nov 2020
As of July 2020, only four months into the pandemic, the Pew Research Center found that approximately 20% of Americans had moved due to COVID-19 concerns. Buying a house during a global health crisis may not have been one of your New Year's resolutions, but then again, 2020 has brought many surprises. For many, COVID-19 has underscored what matters most to them in both prospective cities and homes.
MoneyGeek studied hundreds of housing markets, examined the factors potential homebuyers care about the most and created a list of the best cities to buy a house during the pandemic. The factors most important to homebuyers when considering where to buy a home include affordability, the real estate market, park access, the job market, connectivity and a community's handling of the coronavirus. As the map demonstrates, not all cities are equal when considering these metrics.