What’s Motivating People To Move Right Now?
Americans are currently moving and relocating for a number of reasons this year. Our habits and demands have been drastically altered as a result of the pandemic we are experiencing.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused a significant shift in how people live and work throughout the world. With nearly seven out of ten people working from home, the workplace is undertaking the largest-scale remote work experiment in history.
Many people are reconsidering what homeownership means and what they value most in their living spaces as a result of spending so much more time in our current houses.
Here are some of the reasons why people are rethinking where they live and moving right now:
WORKING FROM HOME
Remote work has become the new norm, and for some, it is staying around longer than planned. Many people in the workforce are realizing that they don’t need to live so near their work anymore and that they can get more for their money by moving a bit further out of town.
If you’ve tried and failed to turn your guest room or dining room into a home office, it’s time to look for a bigger house. The truth is that your existing home may not be well-suited to this type of scenario, making remote work difficult.
EXTRA SPACE FOR FITNESS & ACTIVITIES
Many Americans place a high value on keeping healthy and active, and their dreams of having a home gym are becoming more attainable.
Having enough space at home to stay healthy – both physically and mentally – may lead you to look for a new home that offers space for your family’s at-home exercises, hobbies, and interests.
The pandemic motivated a lot of people to try gardening, growing their own vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Also, 60% of homeowners want to add outdoor kitchens or an edible garden.
But, you may not have the necessary space — inside or out – for these designated areas right now.
Moving or relocating may be your best choice if you need more space to meet your changing demands, especially while you can take advantage of today’s low mortgage rates. It’s a fantastic opportunity to acquire more houses for your money at a time when you really need them.
If you are thinking that you need to upgrade your home to fit your new lifestyle and needs, contact me today for a free, no-obligation consultation.