The demand for villas has increased by 152% during the first half of 2021 compared to the same period last year, according to the search engine specialized in cooperative housing Lacoop.
According to data from the ‘lamadredelascooperativas’ study area, 1 in 4 home seekers are inclined to search for single-family residences, being also the Community of Madrid (+ 217%), Murcia (+ 214%) and the Valencian Community ( + 189%), the Spanish autonomous communities that have experienced the greatest increase.
“The trend that started after confinement is not only consolidating, it is booming. Most people used to think that the more central their residence was, the better, but that thinking has now changed. open air and have a terrace or garden “, explains Mónica Abril, head of LacoopEstudios.
The pandemic and teleworking are two of the main factors why many home buyers have focused on homes located in the suburbs or in nearby towns that are well connected to the city and have everything they need.
“In addition to the space and the meters that the house has, it is sought that it has a good public transport network, common areas such as a swimming pool or gym, and close to educational centers. There are housing cooperatives in peripheral areas that meet all these requirements and which also entail significant financial savings “, points out Mónica Abril.