Searches for COVID-related keywords

% change from Jan-Mar vs Apr-Jun 2020


A crystal ball would be required to predict what life will be like after COVID-19, but when it comes to what home buyers want in a post-pandemic world, patterns are beginning to emerge.

New keyword search data from shows a significant jump in nine work-from-home-related property features during the pandemic – illustrating that home buyers are preparing for a future involving more time in the nest.

Nationally, outdoor space was front of mind for house hunters between April and June this year, with the keyword search for ‘outdoor’ showing a 41% increase compared to pre-pandemic times (January-March 2020).

The large increase in searches for outdoor areas is likely due to people looking for more space after being cooped up during lockdown, said chief economist, Nerida Conisbee.

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