Lockdown has given many of us time to ponder the advantages and disadvantages of our properties.


According to research, a quarter (26%) of renters and homeowners now want different things from their property, with previously highly-valued characteristics slipping down the priority list1

More space has become a big priority for 30% of people, while a home office is now a must for 26%. Moving outdoors, a fifth (21%) are looking to live close by a public garden or park. 


Property and lifestyle are closely linked

This year, we have had a completely different way of life forced upon us; this has cemented the link between the property we live in and the lifestyle we lead. Before the pandemic, a home on the commuter belt and close to pubs, restaurants and other amenities would likely have been more important than space or a garden. Now, many people desire a property that reflects a quieter indoor lifestyle and a new appreciation of the great outdoors. 


What are you looking for?

 If you’re on the hunt for a new home that better reflects your needs in the post-lockdown world, please get in touch. We can guide you through your mortgage options and assist you in selecting a suitable mortgage that works best for you. 


Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

1Wayhome, 2021

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