House buyers are snapping up houses form the 1960’s and 70’s so what’s happening?
If someone said to you three years ago that the archetypical 1970’s house would be in high demand and one of the top house buyers requirements you might have been doubtful, especially given the sometimes plain architectural merits of the period. With the arrival of Covid however, the attraction of 1960’s and 70’s housing has surfaced in terms of house buyer demand.
So what has happened? In many ways it is very easy to explain, because Covid drove two key living style needs of reducing risk to disease from people living in high density housing and secondly, the need to work from home for many. In one word space!
Wide roads, big gardens and lots of space inside
Yes the need for more space inside the house and in the garden has now taken on a whole new relevance, so not surprisingly house buyers are now embracing the massive benefits of living in a 1960’s or 70’s house with more space.
With generous rooms sizes the ability to set up a work from home space and perhaps a workout at home space becomes possible. Families with young children can explore the larger than average gardens that come with that period of housing, with the added possibilities of creating adventure playgrounds in these wonderful spaces
In local towns and villages roads such as Tavistock and Dukes Mead in Fleet take on a new enhanced relevance. They were already popular because of aspects such as school catchment areas, but this popularity has soared with the space awareness of house buyers.
Thinking of a vintage care collection – the 1970’s houses have great driveways
So if you live in a 1960’s or 1970’s house and would like to know how much this enhanced buyer demand has impacted on your property value, then contact your local branch for a free no obligation valuation.