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Explosion Of 'Zoom Towns' In Pacific Northwest Cause Home Prices To Skyrocket04:21
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Bend, Oregon, earns the moniker of being a Zoom town by virtue of strong in-migration and soaring home sales during the pandemic. (Tom Banse)
Bend, Oregon, earns the moniker of being a Zoom town by virtue of strong in-migration and soaring home sales during the pandemic. (Tom Banse)

There's a new term in the lexicon — "Zoom towns" — those scenic places experiencing a surge of house hunters. The booming demand comes from employees freed by the pandemic to work from home long term.

Such people have gone looking for more elbow room and a lifestyle change. They're re-settling in places like Aspen, Colorado; Truckee, California; and Bethel, Maine.

The Northwest News Network's Tom Banse looked into Zoom towns in the Pacific Northwest.

This segment aired on January 27, 2021.

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