There will be no shortage of articles and opinion pieces on the housing market now that the industry has re-opened. There is so much uncertainty still surrounding the market, and many people are in no position to move in the near future.
However, given the circumstances we are dealing with right now, it is likely many people are evaluating their life, and considering if there is anything, they can to make their life better.
There will be people looking to move shortly. While there are many reasons to move home, a change in personal circumstances often facilitate the need to move to a new house or area. Given many people have experienced changes to their work life or even their relationships in recent times, it will not be a surprise to see some people looking to move before too long.
Has lockdown left you contemplating your next move?
Also, you might have spent time during lockdown contemplating what you want to do next life with your life. You might feel as though it is time for a change, or it is best for you to consider taking the next step in your life.
If you are based in South London, there is a common movement that many people, families and households make. It is no surprise to see many people currently living in places like Peckham, Camberwell, Kennington or Oval to consider a move to areas like Forest Hill, Sydenham or West Dulwich.
What is important to you and your household?
As you grow older and evolve, different things become more important in your life. It might be the presence of good schools becomes more important than nearby bars and pubs. You might prefer to stay close to a thriving independent High Street area, or it could be the need to have a garden and external space becomes vital for you.
Given the lockdown measures we have been enduring, it won’t be a surprise if many prospective buyers make owning a garden a priority. Gardens are already important for buyers. For 2019, Zoopla found gardens to be in the top three search terms used by prospective buyers. However, anyone who has spent most of lockdown without having access to a garden will now view the presence of a garden as a crucial factor in owning a home.
Buyers considering property in Forest Hill, and other areas in the South East of the capital, are getting more space, and ultimately, more value for money. Homeowners who are willing to travel a zone or two further out can find a more spacious setting, and find a home that will keep them and their loved ones safe for many years to come.
At Hunters Forest Hill, we know selling property is challenging, but we are here to assist you in the process. If you aim to buy, sell, let your home or rent property, we are active in New Cross, Peckham, Dulwich and Brockley, in addition to Forest Hill, so get in touch with one of the top three agents in London, and we will be happy to assist you.