House-buying behaviour continues to be reshaped by working from home
Thu 18 Feb 2021
With the number of vaccine jabs administered in the UK now over 10 million, we can start to imagine a future beyond the pandemic, but it's expected that the 'new norms' many of us have adopted will have lasting effects in our day-to-day lives.
Working from home has gone from being an infrequent luxury to a very real reality – whether we've wanted it that way or not.
Jobs advertising remote working tripled since November 2019, going up from 26,600 to 80,700 listings in November 2020.*
With remote working now an expected part of life, the desire for a home office has skyrocketed, leading to interesting levels of activity on the market for larger properties.
COVID-19 has impacted the behaviour of homebuyers, as well as the priorities of employers and businesses, who now recognise that proximity to the office is no longer a prerequisite for their team members, allowing for greater flexibility on where people choose to live.
In a recent 'Home Moving Trends' survey, 35% of participants cited an office space as being more important since the emergence of the pandemic.**
The survey also showed that broadband was high up on homebuyers’ agendas, with 37% wanting enhanced Internet speed when searching for a new home.
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*New Street Consulting Group
**Conducted by the Property Academy on a national level