Hybrid work is driving growth in super commuters

So-called “super commuters” who travel 90 minutes or more each way to work are on the rise, as a result of homeowners moving further away from cities in seek of greater housing affordability. That’s according to a new analysis from Apartment List, which said the trend is also likely a result of the impact of

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Many remote workers would rather quit than return to the office

Survey finds that remote workers do not want to be forced to return to the workplace

Co-working spaces poised for strong rebound post-COVID

Social distancing requirements and the shift to remote work came as a big blow to co-working and flexible workspace companies last year, but analysts say they’re bullish on the space’s prospects later this year as mass vaccinations will lead to a lot of people returning to the office. Co-working firms such as WeWork and IWG

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Zillow: Remote work could help more Blacks become homeowners

The rapid rise in pandemic-driven remote work could make homeownership more attainable for black renters compared to other renters, based on factors including income, the makeup of local industries, geography and more, a new Zillow analysis has found. Zillow research found that of the nearly 2 million U.S. renters that have able to take advantage

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Working from home is making us less productive

Remote work is making people less productive than before, according to a recent survey of business leaders. The survey, published last week by architect and design firm Vocon, found that almost 40% of business leaders nationwide said they’ve seen a decrease in productivity from their remote workforces. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, 56%

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No commutes lead to different housing priorities

The best thing about remote work is that we no longer have to deal with stressful commutes to and from the office, according to a new survey of 8,500 workers carried out by FlexJobs, which provides remote working resources. The survey authors say that the stress of commuting to and from work was a big

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Commercial real estate firms reveal challenges of remote work

With more people working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, many companies say the transition has proven to be successful. But some commercial real estate professionals say that some aspects of their work have become more challenging, including training new employees and networking. Technology such as video calling and collaboration software has helped many

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Builder adds home offices to its existing floor plans

The home office is increasingly gaining prominence in new builds as more people work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 40% of Americans are now working remotely, up from just 5% before the pandemic, and now builders are responding by catering to their needs. One example of the trend comes from KB Home,

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Remote working could boost home sales, experts say

As Americans increasingly take to working from home, it could start a new trend that sees people move away from pricey areas close to the office, to less expensive areas, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Several big technology firms, including Facebook, Square and Twitter, have already said that some employees will

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Home office space tops buyer’s wish lists

The sudden and unexpected shift to remote work for many Americans has put a premium on walls, doors and extra space as millions search for a quiet and comfortable place to work. A new survey from Zillow found a majority are making do without a dedicated home office for now, and many say they’ll consider

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