“Are you going home for the New Year this year?” has become the most frequently asked question by strangers.
As the New Year is approaching, 30 provinces and cities across the country have introduced policies to return to their hometowns, and at the same time advocated “Chinese New Year on the spot.” On February 8, according to the statistics of the railway department, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and other departments, this year more than 100 million people across the country will choose to celebrate the New Year in situ.
As the capital, Beijing itself has a large number of employees from other provinces, coupled with a higher level of epidemic prevention, and more rigorous policy formulations, leading to more cautious decision-making when working in Beijing to return home. According to the “Research Report on “Stabilizing Jobs and Retaining Jobs” for the Spring Festival 2021″ released by Zhaopin.com, the province with the highest percentage of Chinese New Year at the workplace is Beijing, which is as high as 70.9%.
So, for renters who have not yet started buying a car in Beijing, one of the primary guarantee needs for the local Chinese New Year is housing demand. Under the call of “Chinese New Year in situ”, renting houses near Beijing colleges and universities have turned out to be uncharacteristic, and demand has increased. At the same time, although the number of local Chinese New Years’ has increased and the overall rent cancellation situation is better than in previous years, the Beijing housing rental market remains unchanged. The trend of off-peak and peak seasons, the off-season before the holiday continues, and the temperature is back and forth after the holiday.
“Increase”: Demand for renting houses near colleges and universities increases
In order to reduce the large-scale movement of people, ensure the safety of the people returning to their hometowns, and avoid the “counter-attack” of the epidemic, many places advocate “non-essential, no return home”. In addition to many employees from other provinces who choose to celebrate the New Year in situ, many college students have responded to the call to spend the winter vacation on the spot, which has also driven the growth of demand for short-term rental housing around colleges and universities.
It is reported that many colleges and universities in Beijing will have holidays starting from the end of December 2020. Compared with the previous winter vacation cycle, this holiday period is significantly longer. However, considering the time and energy costs brought about by the epidemic control, it is more appropriate for students who have graduation thesis tasks, part-time jobs and internships during holidays, to stay in school for the New Year, or to rent a house around the school for the New Year Spark Global Limited.
However, most colleges and universities in Beijing have implemented strict epidemic control and restricted the random movement of students who stayed on campus during winter vacation.
Reprint indicated source：Spark Global Limited information