The must-haves for modern buyers used to be trendy home cinemas and gadget-laden kitchens. But, since coronavirus struck, just one thing tops the list — a garden. An overwhelming 81 per cent of estate agents questioned by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors say homes with gardens or balconies will be in greater demand over the next two years, along with houses near green spaces. Meanwhile, searches for homes on sale with private open space on property listing site Rightmove increased 42 per cent in May alone, as the housing market returned to business. Much of that may be window shopping, but it highlights the desire for Britain to extend its horizons after months largely confined to home. In bloom: There’s been a rise in buyers looking to leave cities and find homes with large gardens And even private tenants, usually wanting apartments in city centres, are changing fast, with searches for flats with gardens soaring 84 per cent last month compared to 2019. ‘Having a garden is often a rarity for renters. So it may be that, during lockdown, people are rethinking their needs and location and are searching for some outdoor space and tranquillity,’ says Rightmove’s Miles Shipside…. Read full this story
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