Re-evaluating your needs for your home

With stay-at-home orders requiring people to spend more time in their houses, needs have shifted and new trends are emerging as many re-evaluate what they find most important in a home.

According to Zillow:

“In 2020, homes went from the place people returned to after work, school, hitting the gym or vacationing, to the place where families do all of the above. For those who now spend the majority of their hours at home, there’s a growing wish list of what they’d change about their homes, if possible.” 

 

As home buying and homeownership needs evolve, Keeping Current Matters outlines the top 4 reasons people are making a move this year:

 

1. Working from home

Companies have realized that remote work is not only possible but is becoming the new normal for many. Working from home enables those in the workforce to have more options when buying a home as choosing to live close to the office or factoring in commute options and times are not necessarily a primary factor anymore.

Those struggling to set up a home ‘office’ at a dining room table or in a corner of a bedroom are realizing that it may be time to find a larger home that offers a more practical WFH solution.

 

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2. Virtual schooling

With school about to restart this fall, many districts are beginning the new academic year online. Just like parents needing a productive place to work from home, children also need space for dedicated learning. It may be time to find a larger home to provide your children with the same kind of quiet room to focus on their schoolwork, just like you likely need for your office work.

 

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3. A home gym

Staying healthy – mentally and physically – and active is a top priority for many Americans and as public gyms slowly reopen, many are still concerned about health and safety measures and have found success with at-home exercise options.  Garages and spare bedrooms have been converted into makeshift gyms but having a dedicated space to maintain a healthy lifestyle at home may prompt you to consider a new place to live to accommodate.

 

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4. Outdoor space

Realizing the benefits of outdoor space has been a top motivator for many to make a move. Zillow also notes the benefits of being able to use yard space throughout the year:

“People want more space in their next home, and one way to get it is by turning part of the backyard into a functional room, ‘an outdoor space for play as well as entertaining or cooking.’”

Finding a home that offers outdoor options or a little elbow room may be a priority for many home buyers that currently don’t have space to enjoy.

 

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Make your move

Whatever your priorities or homeownership needs are, we’re here to help. As many homeowners realize their current home doesn’t meet their new needs and buyers are assessing how they’ll utilize and enjoy their homes – indoor and out – now is a great time sell or buy.  If you’re ready to make a move, get in touch via the form below, and we’ll follow-up promptly to assist.

 

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{ Original Post Source: The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year – Keeping Current Matters }

About Keeley Mannila

As the co-founder and owner of Fred Real Estate Group, Keeley is the driving force behind company culture, branding, and creative marketing strategy.