A “tidal wave” of buyers are fleeing the coronavirus-ravaged concrete jungle for Connecticut, creating an unexpected uptick in the real estate market, according to a new report.

Real estate agents told the Stamford Advocate that their well-to-do New York City clients have been snapping up single-family homes in areas like Westport, Greenwich, Litchfield County and east of New Haven.

“I think there’s going to be a trend of people renting and then buying second homes,” Candace Adams, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties, told the Advocate. “I don’t know that they necessarily want to stay outside of the city — they just want to have an option to go someplace else.”

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