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With many Leicestershire residents looking ahead to the future now Coronavirus restrictions have eased, 41% of people living in the county have revealed that they’d consider future proofing when moving home.

A recent survey, conducted by Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes*, disclosed that residents in the area would prioritise buying a bigger home now to accommodate a growing family and their changing needs in the future.

As trends such as multi-generational living continue to rise, investing in a larger property now could also ensure that buyers have the space they may need if their parents moved in with them at some stage.

Another benefit of securing more room now is that the rooms not currently needing to be occupied can be used as a home office, spare room for hobbies or as a space for storage.

Rachael Harrison, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said: “We’ve witnessed a huge shift in the priorities of homebuyers over the past couple of years due to the pandemic changing what’s most important to us so this result is no surprise to us.

“Future proofing with a move now is a great way to ensure that your property can accommodate any changes in years to come, as we all know how important it is to have our families close to us.

“By prioritising space now, property seekers have a great opportunity to secure a bigger home whilst mortgage rates are low, and will be able to stay in this home much longer instead of upsizing a couple of years down the line.”

Barratt Homes North Midlands currently has a variety of properties available in Leicestershire at City Heights and New Lubbesthorpe in Leicester, Wigston Meadows in Wigston and Grange View in Hugglescote.

David Wilson Homes East Midlands is also building at Grange View in Hugglescote, Wigston Meadows in Wigston and New Lubbesthorpe in Leicester, in addition to Fleckney Fields in Fleckney, David Wilson Homes at Kibworth and Burnmill Grange in Market Harborough.

For further information about any nearby developments, please call the Barratt Homes sales team on 033 3355 8472 or the David Wilson Homes sales team on 033 3355 8483.

Alternatively, you can visit www.barratthomes.co.uk or www.dwh.co.uk.