Work-from-home sparked new property trends

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Many property buyers have realised that if they are now always going to be working from home (WFH), their choice of home is no longer location-dependent.          Photo: THE SITUATION
Many property buyers have realised that if they are now always going to be working from home (WFH), their choice of home is no longer location-dependent. Photo: THE SITUATION

IT is now clear that many of the changes in working, commuting and learning patterns that have come about because of the COVID-19 pandemic will become permanent adjustments for a great number of families – and will probably also bring about some rapid changes in what home buyers perceive as priority features.

“We know that lockdowns and strict social distancing requirements have already caused many buyers to put a premium on having access to outdoor spaces, for example, from gardens to terraces, verandas and even balconies,” says Berry Everitt, CEO of the Chas Everitt International property group.

“Taking this further, many buyers have also already realised that if they are now always going to be working from home (WFH), their choice of home is no longer location-dependent.

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