Sheltering In Place, Leads To Desire For More Space

  • Heather Smith
  • 05/6/20

Palm Beach Real Estate News


The shelter in place orders that have been in effect for weeks across the country have many people spending more time at home than ever before. And after spending so much time in their homes, many of them are noticing what they don’t like about their current space—and what they’re looking for in a new home.

A new survey from realtor.com asked people what they considered must-have features for their next home after sheltering in place. And, unsurprisingly, many of them had to do with space.

Some of the most common must-haves on buyers’ post-quarantine wishlist include:

  • More space (16 percent)
  • More/better outdoor space (14 percent)
  • Separation from neighbors (10 percent)
  • More bedrooms (9 percent)
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The Takeaway:

So, what does that mean for you? If stay-at-home orders are making you realize you’re ready for a new space (and more space), you’re not alone—and you’re not stuck. Thanks to virtual tours and closings, home sales are still happening in the midst of the coronavirus—so get in touch with your real estate agent and start looking for the space you need.

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