by Elle Seybold
on Friday, September 4th, 2020 at 4:52pm.
I just have to share this bit of news, though it will likely come as no surprise to folks around here.
Los Alamos County Appears Among the National Association of Realtor's List of Top "Work from Home" U.S. Counties
NAR’s 2020 “Work from Home” Counties report examined the current share of workers already working from home in more than 3,000 U.S. counties, along with several factors expected to support the remote work trend, including: internet connectivity, the percentage of workers in office-related jobs, home affordability, urbanization, and a county’s population growth.
“The coronavirus pandemic greatly accelerated the number of workers who are able to work from home,” said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. “Possibly a quarter of the labor force may be permitted to work from anywhere outside of the office even after a vaccine is discovered – compared to only 5% prior to the pandemic – and this will greatly change the landscape of where people buy homes.”
Ponder this folks. It seems we are in a new paradigm. If YOU can live anywhere, why not in a place with a beautiful landscape, 330 days of sunshine per year and open space galore?