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Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next Move
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 re-evaluate 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.
Why Move To Panama City Beach?
Now, if you live in the Panama City Beach area, odds are you do not want to move away if you have the option of working from home…However, if your work-life allows a move to PCB, now is the time! Imagine taking that zoom call while sitting on your deck overlooking The Gulf of Mexico! Or maybe you are sitting out by your pool…why not enjoy the beach life work life!!
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): In some cases, moving a little further away from your current location might mean you can get more home for your money. If you can 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 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.
This has been a year of change, and what you need in a home is no exception. This year has taught us to appreciate the little thing’s in life more. Don’t wait…buy the beach house…in PCB! Let’s connect today to ensure you have expert guidance on your side to help you find a home that fits your remote work needs.
To learn more, reach out to the Life’s A Beach Real Estate team. We are here to help you find your piece of paradise. We have agents in Panama City Beach and surrounding areas. As well as the Destin San Destin 30A area.