Home Buyers Loving the Suburbs Again

Urban condos found little love as telecommuting home buyers bid up prices far from city centers.

Gillie family outside house
The Gillies sold their Carmel, Ind., home in a single day for $25,000 above list price. Their new, larger home is right around the corner.
(Image credit: Photograph by Courtney Carney)

For years, buyers have been flocking to cities and close-in suburbs, seeking a boost in quality of life by shortening their commutes and gaining easy access to restaurants and cultural events. The pandemic turned that trend on its head.

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Daniel Bortz
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Daniel Bortz is a freelance writer based in Arlington, Va. His work has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Consumer Reports, Newsweek, and Money magazine, among others.