Hooray, summer is finally here! The sun is shining and things are starting to heat up, particularly in the housing market.
After a notably drab start to the year, with never-ending Baltic weather and COVID restrictions, it seems many of us are on the hunt for a property which helps us to feel those holiday vibes all year round!
According to Rightmove*, searches for “rural”, “land”, “garden”, “sea view”, “balcony” and “swimming pool” were all within their top 20 most searched terms last month.
Aside from making us all want to get away with a cocktail in hand, this clearly indicates that there is still very much a desire amongst buyers to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Back in March, we wrote about how countryside living has overtaken city life as, for the first time ever, Cornwall beat London to the post as Rightmove’s most-searched-for location. We saw then that the pandemic has given us all a lot more time to reflect on what’s important, re-evaluating our lifestyle choices and even where we hang our hat. One thing’s clear – the Clean Air Movement is still in full swing.
Though there were plenty of green space searches in Rightmove’s top 20, “garage” and “annex” actually claimed first and third place* – another clear and lasting effect of the pandemic.
With us all having been cooped up indoors for so long, extra space has never been more important or obvious for so many of us.
So, what might just be a messy garage or an unused annex to you, is a home gym, the dream office or a second, blissful reception space to the right buyer.
Whatever the needs of the buyer, if you are away from London, have outside space and additional room indoors, it seems your home is a hot commodity right now which puts you in the absolute best position if you are thinking of moving home.
The market is still incredibly busy and, though the extended Stamp Duty Holiday is set to begin winding down at the end of the month, experts see no sign of a decrease in activity.
It’s our job to help you find the perfect buyer and get you on the inside track for hot, new properties before anybody else, so speak to us today and let’s get you moving forward!
*Rightmove, June 2021