Brits have always been a green-fingered bunch. However, due to several lockdowns, a highly impressive 71% of homeowners have invested in their garden since the start of last year, rising to 75% among those who have been furloughed.
With demand increasing for outdoor space amongst house hunters, traditional requirements such as a modern kitchen, open-plan spaces and clever storage are beginning to wane. Your garden is now your biggest selling point, so time to give it some love.
Demand for open space and greener surroundings is nothing new in the property market. However, fuelled by three national lockdowns due to the pandemic, the desire to escape to the country has never been stronger.
Hard to believe it but summer (remember that?) officially starts in nine days. Clocks will go forward, the days will last longer and with light at the end of the lockdown tunnel, you'll want to make the most of your outside space with family and friends once we get the all-clear.
With light finally visible at the end of the tunnel and some semblance of a plan to return to normality, has the behaviour of home buyers in the UK changed for good, or will we see a return to the old, pre-Covid ways?
Due to lockdown and vast numbers of people working from home, there has been a growing trend of buying luxurious garden buildings and outhouses amongst wealthy home workers during the pandemic.
The organisation canvassed its estate agency members and found that properties with gardens or access to parks are in greatest demand after the lockdown.
Outdoor space for both leisure and practical purposes is the number one priority for UK house hunters, followed by parking space, according to a new study.
Garden annexes are the latest must have in the UK’s housing market with planning applications up strongly as they add value to the price of a home, new research suggests.
THE former Barr’s soft drink factory site in Wigan is to be transformed into a £35.5m housing development.
Housing and community regeneration specialist Keepmoat has bought the land on North Road and will deliver 194 two, three and four bedroom properties for sale.
The new development will also deliver new public open space and two children’s play areas.
Despite estate agents and property experts in the UK espousing the benefits of a south facing garden, this is not reflected in the asking price, new research has found.
An analysis of property asking prices reveals homes with south facing gardens carry a mere 0.37% premium compared to properties with north facing gardens.
South facing gardens have long been touted as desirable because they typically get the sun for most of the day and are therefore thought to be warmer and brighter, but it appears this isn’t reflected in property prices.
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