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Homebuyers top priorities now garden and workspace


Over the last few months, we’ve been spending a lot more time at home – and for some, it’s time for a change!

Those little niggling things you don’t like have all of a sudden become massive issues and your home now has more negatives than positives. Unsurprisingly, research has found that this is a common occurrence around the UK as we begin to leave the lockdown period.

The UK’s leading property website, Rightmove, surveyed 4,000 movers to find out exactly what they’re looking for in their next home.

What are the new priorities for homebuyers?

A key priority for potential buyers is now around the size of the home they’re looking to buy, with 43 per cent of buyers saying they’d now want a bigger property. Other changes in priorities included having access to a garage or parking space (36 per cent); a better home workspace (36 per cent); and living nearer to a park or greenspace.

The biggest priority for those looking to move to their next home is a garden. According to Rightmove, searches by buyers for homes with gardens are up 42 per cent year-on-year when compared to May 2019.

When asked what has changed the most in what they’d be looking for in their new home since the lockdown started, almost two-thirds (63 per cent) of buyers stated that having access to or having a bigger outdoor space would be top of the wish list.

Prioritising a garden also came out on top in a survey by mortgage broker, Of those surveyed, almost half said that moving to a property with a garden is important, with 86% saying having a garden generally is important.

David McGrail, compliance director at said: “A garden can go a long way to helping people feel relaxed in their property, especially during a prolonged period spent at home. The fact 45% say that moving to a property with a garden is important shows a change in what is desired in property post Covid.”

Giving you more home to look forward to

At Avant Homes, we pride ourselves on giving you more home to look forward to. We offer a wide range of homes to suit all buyers’ needs, offering house types with rooms perfect for creating a home office or study to meet your working from home requirements. All of our homes also come with an outdoor space for you to relax and entertain in whilst basking in the beautiful summer sunshine. 

Each Avant home comes complete with a superior specification including flexible, design led living spaces, designer kitchens with integrated appliances, bi-fold doors, full-height tiled bathrooms and much more as part of the purchase price.

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