Greater space has become a prerequisite for those anticipating increased home working and those with children,” notes Frances Clacy, an analyst at Savills. “More outdoor space and access to countryside are also likely to be of greater importance to parents looking for a new home.
In line with Savills research projections, almost half (49%) said they will be more inclined to work from home even after current restrictions are lifted. As a consequence 44% of respondents said a separate work space has assumed greater importance, rising to 61% amongst the under 40s, with good access to Wi-Fi also becoming more valued.
Space has assumed greater importance: Some 39% of respondents under 50 stated an increased inclination to upsize, rising to 42% among the under 40s. The desire for a garden or outdoor space has also become a more pressing consideration for 71% of this age group.
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