MILLER HOMES SEES SURGE IN COUNTRYSIDE HOUSEHUNTERS IN THE EAST MIDLANDS

MILLER HOMES SEES SURGE IN COUNTRYSIDE HOUSEHUNTERS IN THE EAST MIDLANDS

Award-winning homebuilder Miller Homes has seen an increase in interest in its rural developments across the East Midlands in recent months as househunters begin to reassess their priorities in light of the pandemic.

 

It follows newly released figures that show the desire to live in a countryside location with access to green spaces has increased during lockdown. Almost a third of buyers (30%) surveyed by property website Rightmove said the experience of the last few months has made them want to live in a more rural location, with that figure including one in five first time buyers.

 

Miller Homes has a number of developments in rural locations across the East Midlands, including Meadows View in Bottesford, Heritage Grange in Sapcote, Spinners Croft in Keyworth, Centurion Place in Kibworth and Imperial Gardens in Southwell which had an increase in page views of almost 10% from February to May.

 

In June, total reservation numbers for the region saw a substantial increase, with reservations just one short of Miller Homes Midlands’ busiest month, January 2020.

 

As well as aspiring to countryside living, separate research from estate agent Savills has shown how lockdown has changed what potential buyers are looking for in a new home. 44% of people surveyed said that a separate space to be able to work from home has become more important, while 49% said the size of a garden or outdoor space had become one of their top priorities.

 

Alastair Parsons, Area Sales Director at Miller Homes in the East Midlands, said:

 

“We have seen increasing interest in our developments which are in more rural locations as more people see the advantages of having the green spaces of the countryside on their doorstep.

 

“All of our developments are in locations specifically chosen for their access to local amenities, schools, transport links and employment hubs and it’s evident that the last few months have not only emphasised the importance of being at home but also made many reconsider how they use their space and what they want from their home.

 

“With the exception of apartments, all of our homes come with their own outdoor space and with properties ranging in size from two to five bedrooms, there are plenty of options for those looking to create the perfect home working environment.” 

 

Miller Homes show homes and sales centres are now open for visits by appointment, however buyers can also reserve a property online in just a few simple steps using Miller Homes innovative online reservation system.

 


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