Smart lighting, woodland homes, car-charging points – our wish list is changing. So what does the New Year have in store for the world of property?
Woodland Wonders – forget pony paddocks and swimming pools, in these days of the fuel crisis mature trees will be the must-have for 2023. Apart from feeding the biomass boiler and wood-burner, chopping and stacking provides a good work out. However, you need to do your research: “Find out about the tax advantages and planning grants”, says Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Search. “Talk to a Land Agent who will advise on uses, maintenance, management and reliable contractors to help with dangerous work”.
Rural Hot Spots – Covid fuelled a yearning for country life among city folk that shows precious little sign of abating. Estate agents Strutt & Parker say Herefordshire, Shopshire and Somerset will be much sought after in 2023, while northerners will be dashing to buy in Pickering, Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley (all 10 minutes from the North York Moors) and foodie haven of Malton. Carol Peett, meanwhile, of West Wales Property Finders http://www.westwalespropertyfinders.co.uk, says “This region will remain popular just as long as we sell big houses with several acres of land for the price of a small London flat”.
Energy Efficiency Country – The EPC used to be seen as just another box tick for sellers, but 2023 will be a buyers’ market and a house with a good EPC rating is more likely to sell well. Retro fitting (putting eco-fixtures into older properties) is the buzzword of the year. Righmove searches for homes with solar panels and heat pumps have increased significantly in recent years. However 2023 will be the year of Mechanical Ventilation with heat recovery (MVhr) – a system that filters the air and disperses it throughout the house. It means you do not lose heat by having to open windows (and also is excellent at curing damp problems) ……
Is your Home On Trend – Daily Mail – Friday, 13th January 2023 https://mailonline.pressreader.com/article/282729116003004
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