New research shows impact of ‘hybrid’ working on the property market

NEW research has revealed that house hunters in East Lothian are prioritising green areas and more space over traditional city centre dwellings.

The findings, which appear in the latest market review by Rettie & Co, show demand for East Lothian homes is rising while homes brought to the market in the region last year fell by 28%.

The property specialist said it believes the change in attitudes can be attributed to a greater acceptance of a ‘hybrid’ working model.

The news comes after the firm’s 140-home development in Musselburgh, The Wireworks, in partnership with property developer Dundas Estates, received 600 enquiries in just three months.

Ross Matheson, marketing account manager at Rettie & Co, said, “We are seeing a greater number of potential buyers enquiring about homes out with the major cities across Scotland. This can be attributed to the changing attitudes to the working environment post-pandemic. With a greater acceptance of working from home, we are finding buyers are willing to live further from large cities in search of more spacious homes and greater green space.”