Friday, March 19, 2021

Garage office conversions high on buyers' must-have lists

New research by property portal specialists Rightmove for the BBC has indicated one of the consequences of lockdown in terms of working from home.

It appears that the search term "garage" was the most popular keywords on searches for property over the last nine months. Rightmove argues that this is because of high numbers of buyers looking to buy a property with a garage which they can then convert into a garden office.

Rightmove's director of property data Tim Bannister told the BBC: "More space has always been the most common reason for people moving home, but the evolution for many from balancing their laptop on the end of a bed last March to making an office a permanent addition to a home has led to a need for even bigger homes than before."

The research also shows that in an Escape to the Country-like twist, Cornwall has been the most searched area this year (especially Truro and Looe), overtaking London, followed by Devon. Dorset has jumped from 20th spot to 10th.

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