Move triggers have changed slightly in the past year
Cervone, Deegan + Associates knows that recently people have been moving for several reasons. Aside from the normal growing families or new jobs that often prompt a move, the recent pandemic has also influenced our needs from our homes.
According to a recent study by the 2020 Annual National Movers: “For customers who cited COVID-19 as an influence on their move in 2020, the top reasons associated with COVID-19 were concerns for personal and family health and wellbeing (60%); desires to be closer to family (59%); 57% moved due to changes in employment status or work arrangement (including the ability to work remotely); and 53% desired a lifestyle change or improvement of quality of life.”
Given this information, here are some of the reasons why people are moving these days.
While over the years it has been more common for people to work remotely, that has really increased in the past year. With these changes that are becoming either permanent or where in person office visits are less frequent it is making people consider a move. Perhaps it is to move further away to a more desirable area or maybe it may be time for a larger home that is more accommodating for a home office.
Space for Activities
Spending more time at home means more activities are being done within the four walls. As we saw at home gym equipment purchases on the rise, stationary bikes become more popular and the like, one will need space to store and use these items. Pet adoptions were also on the rise requiring more square footage while others may wish to have space for additional hobbies that they may have acquired.
Let’s be honest, your outdoor space is in fact an extension of your living space when the weather permits. According to a report on trends by Better Homes & Gardens there were a few popular trends this year. They include outdoor kitchens, an edible garden with vegetables and herbs and finally a private outdoor space.
If you are in search of a new home that fits your needs better, contact us and we would be happy to help!