Long Island real estate market sees skyrocketing numbers despite pandemic

Long Island's housing market has surged during the pandemic, and the East End is among the areas seeing the biggest boom.
East End realtor Patrick McLaughlin says sales since the pandemic hit have doubled.
“Between COVID-19, interest rates, and the ability to work from home it makes perfect sense we are seeing the numbers that we are seeing right now,” says McLaughlin. New York City residents have been flocking to the Hamptons because of coronavirus concerns. Many have went to their summer homes, but other city dwellers have been scooping up real estate right and left in their attempt to keep their loved ones safe and live with more space.
Melissa Cohn says making the switch from Manhattan to Sag Harbor was a no brainer.
“I’m able to work remotely and have the opportunity to be in my own home and my own backyard certainly a whole lot better than sheltering in an apartment,” says Cohn.