Home » News » Housing Market » Covid commuter hotspots signal a breath of fresh air for housing market previous nextLand & New HomesCovid commuter hotspots signal a breath of fresh air for housing marketPeople looking to move home want gardens, countryside locations and fast broadband – with a quick commute if needed.Richard Reed31st July 20200631 Views Surging demand for more space, fresh air and faster broadband has created a new crop of post-Covid commuter hotspots.New research shows these are key qualities being looked for by a new tranche of home buyers, eager for a change of scenery.Lockdown living has changed what Britons want from their homes, according to Garrington Property Finders – and underlines reports of an ‘escape to the country’.The firm found that among househunters whose priorities have shifted because of the Covid pandemic, 37% are now more likely to want a garden. A fifth also said they want a bigger home (20%), a less urban location (20%) and faster broadband (18%).Still working from homeWith official data showing 41% of UK workers still working from home all or part of the time, the easing of lockdown restrictions has not ushered a return to the daily commute.Analysts pinpointed the 15 locations across the UK with most to offer the post-Covid commuter, able to work from home at least some of the time. All are within half an hour of a major regional city or 90 minutes from London, and all have high broadband speeds – with at least 55% of homes having access to ultrafast broadband.The top 15 have been ranked by a wellbeing score, which combines official data in four categories – air quality, open space, access to green space and happiness.Glasgow tops chartThe affluent Glasgow suburb of Giffnock, famed for its golf courses, stately villas and red sandstone houses made first place. At just 16 minutes from the centre of Scotland’s largest city, it edges historic Kirkintilloch – the ‘canal capital of Scotland’ – into second place.England’s star performers both boast a world-class academic pedigree. Third-placed Cambridge is 49 minutes from London by train, and pips its Boat Race rival, fourth-placed Oxford – which is 57 minutes from the capital – thanks to its higher wellbeing score.Jonathan Hopper, CEO of Garrington Property Finders, said: “Three months of lockdown have led many of us to reassess what we want from our homes. Our research shows more than half of would-be buyers have changed their requirements since March, with gardens, open space and faster broadband emerging as top priorities.“Two out of five workers are still working from home, and many of us may never go back to a daily commute. Post-Covid commuting is likely to look very different, and we’re seeing a stream of digital commuters – who are less tied to the large cities and able to work from home some of the time – explore new areas offering better value, more space and a better quality of life.”Covid sparks rural retreat Workers shun commuting Escape to the country July 31, 2020Richard ReedWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Iran’s parliament has voted to sack Ali Kordan after he admitted that his Oxford degree in Law was forged.According to reports 188 MPs, both conservatives and moderates, out of a total of 247, voted to remove Kordan from office.Now Iran’s former Interior Minister, Kordan came to international attention in August when Oxford University released an official statement denying that Mr Kordan had ever received a Law degree from the institution.Copies of the degree were later released onto the internet via Iranian political websites and the diploma was revealed to be a crude forgery riddled with spelling and grammatical errors.At the time, Oxford University confirmed that the academics who ‘signed’ the diploma had all held Oxford posts, but never in the field of Law, and they would never have signed degree diplomas either.The vote to expel Kordan from parliament comes after 20 Iranian ministers called for his impeachment last month.
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