Remote work sparked a demand for short-term housing with flexible terms. About half of the nation’s office workers continue to work remotely. Short-term housing providers believe the number of workers who remain fully remote will eventually top out at about 20%.

“That’s about 36 million workers,” Kulveer Taggar, co-founder and CEO of Zeus Living, which specializes in single-family homes, told The Wall Street Journal.

Even renters who return to the office may favor a short-term rental over a full year’s lease.

Many of these short-term lease providers sublet to tenants through a digital platform on a month-to-month basis and often do not require a security deposit either, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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