After recent research has revealed the effects that COVID-19 has had on homebuying trends, such as wanting more open space, housebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes are encouraging homebuyers to consider the benefits of Milton Keynes.
Prices in Milton Keynes over the last year were 18% up on the previous year and 11% up on the peak of 2017, showing that the area is well in demand.
TwentiCi have also revealed that in comparison to 2019, homes with gardens are up 55% and rural properties are up 62%. The demand for four bedroom properties is up 72%, and 79% for properties with five bedrooms or more. Overall, these statistics are proving that since Coronavirus, homebuyers are looking for larger and greener spaces to live.
With this information, the housebuilder is highlighting why Milton Keynes is the place to be following the recent changes in home buying trends.
In Milton Keynes, Barratt and David Wilson Homes is currently building new properties at Brooklands, Brooklands Park and Fairfields. The houses at these developments all come with private gardens, full turf and fences, meaning home owners will be able to enjoy their own outdoor space.
Chanda Chileshe, Senior Sales Manager at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northampton, said: “We understand the shift in home buying patterns, which is why we are highlighting that Milton Keynes should be in consideration for property seekers.
“The area has a number of benefits that will suit a wide variety of homebuyers, including first time buyers, growing families and second steppers.
“Now is also a great time to move house due to the current Stamp Duty holiday, alongside the government’s Help to Buy Scheme.”
Developments Brooklands and Brooklands Park, located on Fen Street, are situated just over a mile away from the M1, meaning working professionals can benefit from excellent commuter links. Alongside this, the developments are home to a number of amenities, including two primary schools, a secondary school, a health centre, shops and eateries.
Fairfields, located on Vespasian Road, also has excellent commuter links being less than three miles away from the A5 and just four miles from Milton Keynes Station. The development is close to the town of Stoney Stratford, which has a number of independent cafés and shop.
As rural properties are becoming increasingly popular, Milton Keynes may be the perfect place for working professionals to live outside of urban settings, whilst also being able to access them easily. Milton Keynes has plenty of open spaces and parks to match the increase for rural settlements, such as Willen Lake and Ouzel Valley Park. Residents will benefit from a combination of town and country living.
Milton Keynes has a direct train link to London meaning the commute for working professionals is simple. Commuters can benefit from working in London, without facing the capital’s living costs. This means that potential buyers are more likely to be able to afford the larger homes that are currently in demand.
Brooklands, Brooklands Park and Fairfields are all less than five miles away from the centre of Milton Keynes, which has plenty to offer. For example, The Centre:MK which includes a wide selection of shops, restaurants and entertainment, such as the Snozone – an inside skiing facility.
There are currently more than 110 schools within Milton Keynes, including two primary schools and a secondary school at Brooklands and one primary school at Fairfields. The town is also home to The Open University, which is becoming increasingly popular for its flexibility for home studying.
Alongside this, the development of Milton Keynes will benefit residents, as local amenities such as new restaurants, shops and leisure activities will grow. This will also mean a plethora of new jobs will become available for local residents.