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You will be surprised how many people are considering moving houses once the lockdown is lifted. You may have watched with envy videos of families cycling around their estates. You wouldn’t mind going for a picnic or camping in your backyard or the woods behind your home.
Moreover, the rural areas with their wide-open spaces are looking very attractive these days. You are thinking if ever there is another lockdown, you do not want to be in an apartment. You want wide open spaces where your children can run and frolic.
Why Would You Want To Move?
You were happy in your present home. Then the coronavirus happened and gradually, you started getting restless and stressed out. Many people want to move houses for a wide range of reasons. Here are a few that you may find relatable.
1. Bigger Houses
There are many different types of houses including small ones that would be appropriate. However, this time around, you want a bigger house. If you are ever going to be cooped up with the family for months again, then space is important.
You want everyone to have their private space. People should not be in each other’s faces all their waking hours even if they share DNA. Also, the children should be able to run around without the constant threat of something toppling over.
2. Change in Family Dynamics
The family dynamics may have changed in the course of the lockdown. For instance, you had a baby and therefore, need a bigger home. Also, some people have separated from their partners and have to leave.
Also, you may want to move closer to family the lockdown has made it impossible to see loved ones. Many people want to reduce the chances of that happening again.
3. Bigger Gardens
Health experts talked incessantly about boosting the immune system by eating fresh produce. This may not always be available at your local grocer’s. You want to be able to grow your organic tulips and kale and other fresh produce.
Also, it would be nice to sit in a nice garden with varieties of flowers and vegetables. Moreover, gardening has long been lauded as a therapeutic activity. You can go out to the garden and release some stress by pulling out weeds and watering your plants. A garden gives you something to do.
4. Different Parts of the Country
You may need to create new memories. Your current location may rekindle the horrors of the pandemic and the attending tension. A different part of the country gives you the chance to start afresh in a different environment.
Many homeowners are seriously considering leaving the cities for the countryside. It is completely different and there is the allure of fresh air and lots of spaces. Even the longer commute to work is not a deterrent.
5. Nicer Areas
Some homeowners may be considering upgrading to the upmarket areas. They want a different kind of ambience. Nicer areas tend to be calmer, and safer. They are also child-friendly and well-kept.
You are also likely to find a lot of attractive amenities such as hobby clubs and community activities. There are playgrounds for the children as well as lots of green areas.
They say a good is as good as a rest. The pandemic has certainly created a situation that many want a rest from. Hence, hordes of homeowners may be house hunting once the pandemic is over. You may need to start your search early online.