It is too early to say if the coronavirus pandemic has sparked any new major trends in home design, but professionals do speculate that it may accelerate the growth of already up-and-coming trends. One easy example is the shift toward health and wellness, which makes sense after so many Americans are spending an increased amount of time at home. John Burns Real Estate Consulting rounded up the five trends more than 90 realtors are witnessing across 45 metro areas. See if they match what you’re seeing now, or get a sense of where design may head next.
Never before have so many Americans spent this much time in their homes, and—despite all the orders to stay inside—homes are still selling.
Last week, we connected with more than 90 real estate professionals in more than 45 metro areas to understand what buyers were feeling, thinking, and saying about new home purchases. In this newsletter, we focus on the positive and how understanding current conditions can provide strategic insight into consumer preferences when the recovery begins. We highlight 5 key consumer shifts below: