Read more about the unique area of the South Coast of Hampshire and why it is attracting property buyers by the droves!
This year has certainly brought about its unique challenges, many of us have seen dramatic changes to how we work, and therefore to our lifestyle too. The shift to remote working has meant that we are spending much more time at home, not needing to commute into the workplace daily or even weekly. With organisations such as Twitter already announcing that staff can work remotely permanently, it’s likely that more will follow suit. Working from home brings the benefit of spending more time in our local area, for us down here on the South Coast with fabulous coastal walks and scenery, that’s great news! This has also made many people re-evaluate where they live, considering moving further away from their workplace to pursue a better quality of life.
At Brambles we have seen a massive uplift in sales since reopening after lockdown, with movers motivated to find their perfect home and location. Houses have been selling within 24 hours of listing and many more within a week, which is fabulous news for anyone looking to make that move before Christmas. The Chancellor’s stamp duty holiday, meaning zero stamp duty to pay on properties valued up to £500,000.00 until early next year, has made moving much more affordable for many people.
Remote working has prompted many people to look at where they live and reassess whether it is really where they want to be, does it have the right amount of space to create a suitable home office area and could they get extra outdoor space in a more rural setting? For those of us living on the South Coast already, this won’t come as a huge surprise, but we have seen an increasingly high level of interest from people outside of the area, living on the London commuter belt, looking at making the move to coastal Hampshire with access to the water and all of the activities available. Remote working means that the commute no longer dictates where we live, widening the search radius for many home movers.
Hampshire offers better value for money on property, prompting movers to expand their search due to a more flexible work pattern and the ability to work from home. With easy access to the city by train, an hour and five minutes, from Southampton Parkway coastal Hampshire is the ideal place to settle. In fact, many people have had the happy realisation that they could afford to buy their first home in the much more desirable coastal areas of Hampshire, rather than renting a small flat in built-up London. With 21% of Londoners having no garden, it’s not surprising that after such a long period of lockdown, people are seeking properties with outdoor space.
If you’re looking to make a move to the south coast, one of the friendly team, who are all local, would be happy to discuss the properties we have on offer and the benefits of living by the Hamble. Ask them to recommend somewhere stunning to eat by the water or the best walking routes by the river, if you’re lucky you may even get to catch sight of the Hamble seal.