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 realestate.com.au 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 realestate.com.au chief economist, Nerida Conisbee.
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