chart showing how the pandemic has impacted living arrangements for Americans.

Nearly four out of 10 Americans have been forced to move or alter their living arrangements in other ways because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a LendingTree survey.

In its online survey of 2,032 Americans Sept. 4-11, LendingTree found Americans are re-evaluating their housing priorities as record-breaking unemployment continues and needs for more living space rises.

Researchers with the Charlotte, N.C.-based mortgage broker found one in five Americans are thinking about moving in the next 12 months because their current home is too expensive, while others are considering moving to meet needs created by the pandemic, such as in-home office space.

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