From realtor.com:

“COVID[-19] helped exacerbate some trends that were happening before,” says Jonathan Bydlak, interim director of the governance program at the R Street Institution, a think tank. “There’s no doubt people are moving out of some of these higher-tax states, like California and New York, [and into states] where homes are more affordable, taxes are lower, and jobs more plentiful. That obviously has electoral complications.”