How city living has lost its appeal during the pandemic


How city living has lost its appeal during the pandemic

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2021

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve noticed a significant rise in homeowners upping sticks and relocating to the country, in favour of a quieter, more rural setting.

Possibly as a result of being cooped up indoors over the past year, a newfound focus on remote working, access to more affordable property options, or simply a desire for roaming countryside right on your doorstep.

June and July last year saw a dramatic 78% surge in Rightmove enquiries from buyers living in cities, with a 126% increase in searches of more peaceful, village locations.

Amy Wray, our managing director said: “With an abundance of breath-taking scenery around us, it comes as no surprise that we’re being flooded with enquiries from ex-city dwellers seeking the country lifestyle.”

With plenty of stunning properties entering the market each week, the Applegate team will be delighted to help find the perfect match for you.

Get in touch to find out how we can assist you today.

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