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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Changed What We Look for in a Home

September 18, 2020 | Household Moves

Once the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the world became a different place. Priorities changed, and schedules shifted. We have new worries, different goals and questions about what the future holds. Some of these shifts might change or go away eventually; however, some might not.

The majority of people have spent more time in their homes in 2020 than any other year. This has opened folks’ eyes to their likes and dislikes about the spaces they live in. We have become accustomed to exercising, working, cooking, eating, spending time with friends and more in our homes and nowhere else. Sure, some of this might change. Some companies are even getting rid of their office spaces and allowing everyone to work from home indefinitely to save money. So, next time you’re in the market for a new home, your priorities might be a bit different… but how?

How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed what we look for in a home?

If you’re house-hunting during the pandemic, you may notice yourself looking for homes that include:

Large Yards

Whether you’re looking to social distance from your neighbors or you want space to have get-togethers at your home instead of in public, a large yard is probably more appealing now than ever before. You might have to look farther away from the city… but does that matter since you’re working from home for the foreseeable future?

Smart Technology

From touchless sinks to voice-controlled thermostats, there is a huge appeal for smart technology. This is especially true for when you have guests in your home—the least amount of stuff they’re touching, the better!

Extra rooms or space

If you’ve been working at your kitchen table during the COVID-19 pandemic, this might sound especially appealing to you. You might be inclined to look for a place with extra rooms for a work-from-home office, for play rooms or school spaces for kids, or for exercising.

How can I move safely during COVID-19?

Once you’ve found your dream home and you’re ready to move, get in touch with your local Wheaton agent. As a professional moving company, Wheaton is still providing services during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we’ve changed a few things to ensure the safety of our customers and employees. Learn more about what Wheaton is doing to limit the spread of the virus or get in touch with Wheaton today to  make your move safe, easy and hassle-free!

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