San Francisco residents are speeding up their exit from one of the most expensive cities in the United States amid the Exodus driven by the new crown epidemic, which has nearly doubled the number of homes on sale in the city from the same period last year. According to a report released last week by zillow, a real estate information website, residential inventory in San Francisco is up 96% from this time last year and the average listing price is down 5%. Still, prices in San Francisco are staggering, with a median of about $1.45 million, according to zillow. < / P > < p > the report points out that other major U.S. cities have not seen an increase in the number of homes for sale like San Francisco – the inventory of homes in Los Angeles, Seattle and Boston is either stable or declining. Before the pandemic, soaring house prices and high cost of living were considered to be the key factors driving people to leave San Francisco in recent years. < / P > < p > but the outbreak of the new crown has accelerated this trend, with some of the city’s most attractive facilities – such as museums, indoor restaurants and bars – have been shut down because of the outbreak, while with the rise of telecommuting, employees in technology and other sectors can move to places where the cost of living is lower. < / P > < p > technology personnel are a major part of the region’s talent pool, and industry giants such as Facebook and Google have announced that their employees will be allowed to work from home until 2021. < / P > < p > the San Francisco Bay Area’s relocation companies have seen a surge in business in recent months. Many people in Silicon Valley have fled to surrounding areas, such as the wealthy wine town in the north. It is reported that wealthy home buyers are fleeing the densely populated San Francisco to buy local hillside houses.