Searches for Homes with a Balcony or Garden have Soared by 40% during the Lockdown

The preferences of users looking for a new home have changed during the State of Emergency; they now place more value on homes with outdoor space, according to Fotocasa.

In recent weeks, searches for homes with a balcony, terrace or garden have shot up by 40%, according to the real estate portal Fotocasa. After more than a month locked up indoors, users have changed their preferences and are now starting to place much more value on homes with outdoor space.

Since 18 March – four days after the State of Emergency was declared in Spain – an increase has been detected in searches for homes with these characteristics. “Perhaps this filter was not a priority for users looking for a home before, but now it is considered critical by those looking for a new home,” say sources at the portal.