The pandemic accelerated and amplified migration patterns, allocating housing demand to new markets. Florida is a prime example. While Florida had already seen population growth from people moving from major metropolitans to the north, new demand is flourishing in Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville.

“There has always been a migration of Northeasterners to South Florida, but the pandemic has changed the migration pattern to include other Florida cities such as Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville,” Noah Breakstone, CEO at BTI Partners, tells