For a long time, living in a large city was seen as the ideal location for adults. With perks like a shorter commute to work, an exciting variety of things to do, easy walkability, and a stirring sense of community, it’s easy to understand why someone might choose the city over the suburbs. However, especially since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more homebuyers are interested in living in the suburbs. What’s driving this shift? There are quite a few reasons why suburbs are growing in demand:

Spacious Homes and Backyards

For all their benefits, cities are still known for smaller square footage and less space. While you can find an occasional gem when shopping for a city home, it isn’t nearly as clear cut as exploring the suburbs. Plus, suburban houses come with an accessory that has been deeply appreciated throughout the pandemic — a backyard. With the frequent closing of so many public places, including parks, a spacious yard for kids and adults alike to enjoy feels less like a luxury and more like a necessity. 

Of course, all of this extra space that suburban living tends to provide also means that it’s much easier to incorporate an office space inside of your home. This is essential if you’re one of the many workers now spending your days working from home. 

The Flexibility of Remote Work

The rise in work-from-home opportunities during COVID-19 has made it easier for families to live further from the city limits. Working from home means not having to travel downtown to an office location everyday, spending time and money on a commute.  As Kiplinger reports, a recent survey found that over 40% of United States employees worked from home at some point due to work changes from COVID-19. 

Buying or Selling Your Home This Year with VSells & Associates

The rising demand for suburban homes means that this is a great time to sell your home. You can prep your home for a successful sale by consulting the Realtors at VSells & Associates. You can use our website to learn the market value of your home. 

Selling your home with the help of a professional Realtor can make the difference in how quickly and lucratively your house sells. You’ll also want to work on decluttering your home and making it more attractive for potential buyers, a process known as staging a home. You should also correct any problems within the home, like a leaky roof or peeling paint. 

Are you hoping to buy this year, instead? Check out our current listings or visit the VSells & Associates Facebook page  for information on upcoming open house events in the Baltimore area.  

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, the team at VSells & Associates is here to make your experience a wonderful one. Contact us online today!