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Has Staying at Home Changed Your Living Needs?

Key Takeaways:

  • Remote work has many people spending more time at home, which is prompting them to think about what they need in their next home. 
  • Working remotely provides more home-buying options and awards homeowners with the freedom to choose exactly where they want to live.  
  • Linda Craft & Team understands if your living needs have changed—contact us today to start searching for the Triangle home that checks all your boxes. 

A New Perspective Could Lead to a New Address

Spending more time at home over the past year has changed the perspectives of many homeowners, especially those who are working remotely. Naturally, the more time you’re at home, the more you’re going to think about what you actually need in a home. And with real estate values continuing to increase, now may be the right time to utilize your home equity and find a better fit for your evolving living needs.  

Working from home is here to stay

woman thinking about changing living needs

The saying “It’s not just a phase, Mom” couldn’t be more relevant in today’s remote work environment. Prior to the pandemic, only 21% of people worked from home, but now remote work is becoming the new normal. A survey of hiring managers conducted by Statista and Upwork predicts 37.5% of U.S. workers will work remotely in some capacity over the course of the next 5 years. According to the survey, 22.9% of workers are projected to work fully remote and 14.6% will be partially remote. 

Remote work presents a brand-new reality

virtual work meeting

Working from home opens up a whole new world of possibilities—one in which you could literally move across the world if you wanted. Remote workers are no longer tied down to a specific area for their job, granting them newfound freedom like never before. For those who work fully remote, they can now move to a lower cost-of-living area or to the location of their wildest dreams. Opting for a property in a more affordable area allows you to get more house for your money, and maybe even tack on some extra amenities to your wish list. 

If you were being honest, does your current home really suit your needs?

outdoor dinner

If you’re just working partially remote, you may not be able to move too far away—but you can always relocate within your local area. Odds are, you won’t be going into work every day since you’re still partially remote, so you could probably afford to have a slightly longer commute from a more suburban or rural area. Moving away from the urban core of the community could get you more bang for your buck during the home-buying process. And if a home office or more overall living space is on your list of needs, then you can look for a property that checks those boxes, too! 

Ready to Find Your Perfect Fit? 

If you’ve decided that your current home isn’t cutting it anymore because of remote work, then it may be time to make a move to a more suitable home in the Triangle. Here at Linda Craft & Team, your living needs as a homeowner are our top priority. Reach out to us today to get the ball rolling on your move, and in the meantime, you can use our advanced search tool to narrow down the Triangle’s listings to your exact dreams and desires. 

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