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Poll: NYC Drives Huge Uptick In New Yorkers Eager To Buy Homes

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One in eight New Yorkers plan to buy a house by next spring. That’s more than at any time in the last two decades.

A Siena College poll released this week surveyed nearly 800 New Yorkers. Researchers say the desire for homeownership is spurred by New York City residents who want to move to less densely populated, more spread out communities in the suburbs.

On Long Island, 8 percent say they want to buy a new house, more in line with the pre-pandemic state average. Researchers found that New Yorkers are more confident in spending money on big ticket items, compared to polls earlier this year.

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.