Lockdown has made 80% of first-time buyers rethink where they live

Over the past year, the UK has seen a shift in cultural perceptions at work, interacting within the neighbourhood community and even family relationships. According to a recent poll conducted by Estate Agents Douglas & Gordon , the lockdown has impacted the first-time buyers the most, with 80% of under 40s unhappy about they live due to them being far away from loved ones.


From bedroom to boardroom

Nearly two thirds of all Plymouth home workers have felt the need to redecorate since lockdown began, a new study reveals.

A new survey carried out by design-led online furniture brand, Swoon, has revealed that Plymouth’s living habits have been changed forever since lockdown, with more than half (58%) stating they have lost part of their homes to remote working, reconfiguring, or...

Lacking outdoor space made lockdown harder for 57% of people

Revealed: Outdoor Space now a Key Feature for Home Buyers Post Lockdown

  • A new report by Royal London has revealed the most desirable property features home buyers are looking for, as well as the property features that made lockdown harder.
  • 57% of respondents said little to no outdoor space made lockdown more difficult.
  • 46% of respondents said that more
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4 in 5 Brits are Relocating to Move Closer to Family

As this month marks a whole year since lockdown started, the year has seen a shift in cultural perceptions at work, interacting within the neighbourhood community and even family relationships. According to a recent poll conducted by Estate Agents Douglas & Gordon , 4 in 5 (80%) Britons say they would move closer to their loved ones when buying a house.

Due to the pandemic, over...


Lockdown has helped a third of homebuyers get on the ladder

The latest research by Yes Homebuyers has found that a third of homebuyers have been helped onto the property ladder as a result of lockdown.

It’s been a long road and the end is (hopefully) near, with an exit plan in place to gradually reduce lockdown restrictions.

However, Yes Homebuyers has found that there has been one silver lockdown lining for 27% of recent homebuyers...

Most Impulsive Lockdown Buys Revealed

With recent ONS data showing the average disposable income in the UK increased by £700 per household compared to 2019, Share to Buy analyses how much the average Brit spending habits have changed over the multiple and the top most impulsive splurges of 2020.

According to Barclays, Brits spent a total of £40.6 billion on dispensable items to make their time at home more enjoyable...

House warming ideas through lockdown

Tips for Hosting Your Own MTV Cribs Style Virtual House-Warming

Iconic TV show, MTV Cribs, gave the nation a chance to see what life is like for the rich and famous, as we got to explore some of their luxurious homes.

Similarly, when it comes to buying a new home the first thing you want to do is show it off.

However, for those buying homes during lockdown, hosting a traditional face-to-face house-warming isn’t possible.


Top DIY google searches

UK homeowners’ most Googled DIY questions in 2020

The UK has always been a nation of do-it-yourself, and this year more than ever - with two national lockdowns and limited access for professional tradespeople - people have had to carry out quick fixes around the home independently.

Thankfully, basic home improvement skills can be taught and learnt by simply typing the issue into Google. So to see where homeowners have struggled the...

Act now if buying a property before the stamp duty holiday runs out

Mortgage advisor warns of risks and opportunities during COVID

A mortgage advisor is urging people who want to buy a property to act now – before the stamp duty holiday runs out.

Matt Colley, of Moving Experience in Bristol, has seen a surge in people looking to move due to lockdown and a temporary cut to the stamp duty land tax.

But the holiday ends in March and, with the average house purchase taking up to 12 weeks, he is advising...

Google trends provides a glimpse into the UK’s cleaning habits

UK's Lockdown Cleaning Habits Revealed

The UK’s Cleaning Habits According to Google

Ever wondered how clean we are as a country? Fancy seeing how much effort we put into sprucing up our oven racks? Well you’re in luck, because we’ve wrangled some data from Google that provides a glimpse into the UK’s cleaning habits, including specific valuables, parts and appliances that get the most attention when it’s time for a spring...