With the housing market open once again, there has been a rush of people contacting agents and declaring an interest in property. There has even been a spike in rental properties listed on the market, which suggests there was a considerable amount of pent-up pressure building during the lockdown.
There are many reasons why people need to move home, and if your circumstances dictate a quick move, we can help. However, we also know many people are looking ahead. If you are planning for life after lockdown, we have some critical things for you to consider.
Garden space will become even more important
As the market moves forward, there is also a strong chance that people will change their behaviour or what they class as necessary in the property market. You don’t need to have a crystal ball to see more people are going to prize an outdoor space at their property. According to Zoopla, “garden” was one of the top three search terms used by buyers in 2019, but if anything, it will be even more popular this year!
You also have to think that more people are going to consider the impact of working from home when looking for a new place to stay. In evaluating a property, people are going to question whether there is ample space for them to work productively. Vendors who can prove there is a suitable workspace or even an external working space which can provide quiet from the main house will see their home being in great demand.
There will also be people who no longer need to commute, and this will impact on what buyers want. At Hunters Camberwell, we think this is an important issue, but we don’t believe it will have a considerable impact on the people looking for a home in or around Camberwell.
The importance of being connected will remain
Yes, Camberwell is very well connected. We know many households consider this area because they can commute to and from their workspace with ease. However, the benefits associated with Camberwell’s location isn’t just linked to work.
This is a location with great parks, excellent schools, and a fantastic social life. Also, it remains well connected to the countless social options in and around London. There is also the fact that while remote working numbers will rise, many people will still want to engage with their colleagues. Working from home will be more popular, perhaps even a day or two a week, but most buyers are going to still need to find a home that is in an area where they can travel to and from work with ease.
Camberwell delivers this, which is why it is an area that is well-placed to meet any changing demands from buyers or tenants.
If you are looking for guidance or information regarding the housing market, please get in touch with Hunters Camberwell. As a local estate agent who has the support of a national network, we are ideally placed to provide you with all the help and guidance you need to make an informed decision, so please contact us today.