Buyers swaying towards new build

Whathome.com recently ran an interesting poll which concluded that 67% of buyers across all regions and buyer types would prefer new build to period property.  

The covid pandemic has changed the way people use their home with many working from home and spending more time entertaining in their own property. New properties are designed with these new requirements in mind and require less adaptation than older homes. 

Buyers are increasingly conscious of reducing energy consumption both to reduce their own carbon footprint and managing spiraling energy costs. This is an area where new homes are a clear winner. 

Access to green space completed buyers top three priorities after energy efficiency and a home office.

It will be interesting to see if these findings become more prominent in house builders marketing over the coming months.