The Govt-19 epidemic and its aftermath triggered a real exodus from the largest metropolis in the United States. At least 70,000 people have fled New York since the start of the new corona virus crisis. Most traded the bustle of the metropolis for the peace of the suburbs.
“It simply came to our notice then. As much as I wanted to move, I felt muscular, I wanted a workplace. To do that, I do not have the courage to make that decision, ”explains artist Gabriela Casparini.
“I don’t think anyone would take the first step if it weren’t for the epidemic,” he adds.
In the United States, the suburbs are not far from the big cities, with quieter streets, bigger gardens and bigger houses than apartments in the city.
Last summer, at the height of the epidemic until then, there was the first migration from major cities to such areas. Now, the hysteria has started again and the buyer has disputed the treasures of the houses in the auction.
“Crazy. You want a house, it has a price. When you go to see people, they offer more than the price of the house they can buy,” Gabriel explains.
Gabriela Casparini at her home in the suburbs – Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo
It has been in great demand for housing since 2006, but at that time the market was in a bubble, and when it burst, it plunged the country into recession. Now, the market is very cautious, the demands are high and the business is solid, analysts guarantee.
In New York, the epidemic closed theaters, vacated offices, disrupted tourism and destroyed businesses that used one-fifth of the city. As a result, the city’s population has been declining since 2016 and the city’s unemployment rate has reached 12%, more than double the national average.
However, at the same time as taking families to the suburbs, it opens up space for those who dream of living in one of the world’s largest metropolitan areas.
New York Suburbs – Photo: Playback / TV Globo
In New York, the overall market has not yet returned to normal and rents are low with rental offices. But the vaccine is advancing, the city is gradually reopening and property sales have had a warm start to the year, Brazilian broker Marcos Cohen explained.
“We had the best January and February in the real state in Manhattan in the last 5 years. The big cities stand by themselves, and we see this,” says the broker.
New York / JG – Photo: Playback / TV Globo