Do you want content like this delivered to your inbox?
Share

Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next Move

Share

Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next Move

Andy Rose

Andy brings to the table 8 years of real estate experience including becoming a licensed Georgia broker in 2018 and a licensed Broker in Florida ...

Andy brings to the table 8 years of real estate experience including becoming a licensed Georgia broker in 2018 and a licensed Broker in Florida ...

Nov 16 4 minutes read

If you’ve been working from home this year, chances are you’ve been at it a little longer than you initially expected. Businesses all over the country have figured out how to operate remotely to keep their employees healthy, safe, and productive. For many, it may be carrying into next year, and possibly beyond.

While the pandemic continues, Americans are re-evaluating their homes, floorplans, locations, needs, and more. Some need more space, while others need less. Whether you’re renting or own your home, if remote work is part of your future, you may be thinking about moving, especially while today’s mortgage rates are so low.

A recent study from Upwork notes:


“Anywhere from 14 to 23 million Americans are planning to move as a result of remote work.”


To put this into perspective, last year, 6 million homes were sold in the U.S. This means roughly 2 – 4X as many people are considering moving now, and there’s a direct connection to their ability to work from home.

The same study also notes while 45.3% of people are planning to stay within a 2-hour drive from their current location, 41.5% of the people who are citing working from home as their primary reason for making a move are willing to look for a home more than 4 hours away from where they live now (See graph below):

Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next Move | MyKCM

In some cases, moving a little further away from your current location might mean you can get more home for your money. If you have the opportunity to work remotely, you may have more options available by expanding your search. Upwork also indicates, of those surveyed:


“People are seeking less expensive housing: Altogether, more than half (52.5%) are planning to move to a house that is significantly more affordable than their current home.”


Whether you can eliminate your daily commute to the office, or you simply need more space to work from home, your plans may be changing. If that’s the case, it’s time to connect with a local real estate professional to assess your evolving needs and determine your path together.

Bottom Line

This has been a year of change, and what you need in a home is no exception. Let’s connect today to make sure you have expert guidance on your side to help you find a home that fits your remote work needs.

Get your home's accurate value.

Instead of a robot and an algorithm, we use our experience and up-to-date MLS data*

  • Step 1
  • Step 2
First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone
Best time to call

We'll be in touch soon!

Our goal is to send your report over within 24-48 hours. In the meantime, hear from our past sellers about their experiences.

Are you a Veteran? 

Let us help!


As a Veteran, we specialize in helping Veterans utilize their VA Home Loan Benefits. 

Check out our Veteran's Page.

VA Home Loan Benefits
We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience and deliver our services. By continuing to visit this site, you agree to our use of cookies. More info