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A year on, Andrew Granger & Co look at how people's property wish lists have changed

Wed 14 April 2021

Peter Buckingham of Andrew Granger & Co looks at how property buyers’ priorities have shifted over the past twelve months.

Covid-19 has changed many things in our lives - including our outlook, our expectations, and our ambitions, and it has changed the way we live or perhaps want to live.
 
Over the past year we have experienced this in an evolving list of property buyers’ aspirations.

Oh, the usual essentials are still there – right price, enough room and right location – but now a secondary list of important requirements has appeared as buyers look to change their lifestyles in the light of the pandemic.
 
Here are some of the important features being sought by post-Covid property buyers today: 

Zoom Room

Homebuyers are attracted by a dedicated office space for home working.

Homecation Facilities

Not everyone wants a pool, but room for some little luxuries is proving popular.

Multigenerational Living

With more millennials and Gen Zs moving back home, and room needed for housing elderly family members, the hunt is on for adaptable properties and those with space to extend.

Gourmet Kitchen

During lockdown, many people brushed up on their cooking skills or even learned from scratch. Now the demand is for better-equipped kitchens, and kitchens as a real hub of the home.

A Garden Oasis

Lots of us have discovered gardening during the lockdown while others want room to play and exercise. More people than ever are seeking good outside space following the strict social distancing rules, and others simply appreciate outdoor space a lot more now.

The Suburbs are Back

A little more space, lower prices and happy communities are driving buyers out from big cities.

The Health-Conscious Home

Zoom fitness classes and networked exercise machines mean designated areas for wellness are also a top priority.

Space for the Pets

Pet adoptions increased in 2020. Many homebuyers are looking for pet-friendly features. Most are thinking about cats and dogs, but some are thinking about chickens and even horses.

Seating for Eating

Increased cooking expertise and a desire to spend more time with family and friends has meant a stronger focus on larger dining spaces.

New Homes

A home with period charm is important to many. But to others a new start often means a brand-new home where a clean slate and customised fittings can help to begin things afresh.
 
If you are thinking of selling your property and it has one or more of these features, do call us to see how we can help.

Andrew Granger & Co has over 32 years knowledge and experience in property sales, operating across Leicestershire from offices in Leicester, Loughborough, and Market Harborough. Find out more at www.andrewgranger.co.uk.