The pandemic has been an unexpected boon to the homebuilding industry, with people scrambling to find places that they consider better suited for social distancing and operating from home.
But that’s just one of the drivers. Equally strong, also related to the pandemic, is the fact that more and more companies are looking at working from home as a permanent mode of operation. This could be the first step toward decongestion of thickly populated areas, where home prices are so high that many people have to make do with rented accommodation.
Also, with home operation a new normal now, millennials looking to settle down but priced out of the locations where they work in, can finally take the plunge. They can finally buy a home where they can afford it since they don’t have to suffer the commute.
The low interest rates also make homes more affordable, thus pushing demand.