A lot of people have been stuck at home recently in accordance with the government's coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown rules. Those of us with gardens are still free to enjoy them - as long as we remain at least 2 metres from members of other households - but for the many people who don't have an outdoor space of their own, the past few months have been trying to say the least.
Not surprisingly, the lockdown blues appear to have prompted a significant shift in the UK's house-hunting priorities. New research from Rightmove suggests that gardens have become a key selling point - sellers are now being urged to show off their outdoor spaces in photos of their properties, while buyers are displaying an increased willingness to live away from city centres in return for a decent-sized garden.
What should I do if I'm trying to sell my house?
A nice garden tends to increase a property's value anyway, but it's clear that outdoor spaces are in especially high demand right now.
If you are looking to sell a property with a garden, you should make sure that the garden looks its best. Tidy it up before photos are taken - it used to be the kitchen that could sink or seal or a property deal, but thanks to the coronavirus, that power now belongs to the back garden.
Of course, if you have a deck in your outdoor space, this will make your home an even more appealing prospect. A garden deck is a great place to:
- Dine with your family on a summer evening
- Host a garden party (once social distancing rules have been relaxed!)
- Sunbathe on a hot day
- Relax with a good book and a glass of wine
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