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Buying in ‘bubbles’ – the trend for multigenerational living

| February 26, 2022

If we’d talked about ‘buying in bubbles’ three years ago, you’d probably have thought we were talking about stocking up on champagne.

But the term bubbles means something quite different to us all after the last two years. With lockdown and restrictions still painfully close in memory, bubbles – if you were lucky enough to be able to form them – became a lifeline. For those whose family and friends lived far away, bubbles weren’t always practical. Even once restrictions allowed for outdoors get togethers, it’s not an easy thing to manage when those you love live a few hours away and there’s no guarantee of weather, or being able to access toilet facilities.

So, we weren’t hugely surprised when we read about a post-lockdown trend for buying properties in bubbles. Families have realised they want to be able to see more of each other and be close by if support is needed.  As a removals company in Leeds, chatting to our customers we have noticed that we’ve been moving more people nearer to family and friends, as people re-evaluate their priorities. We’ve even had the odd one or two moving into larger properties together.

A survey last year by estate agency Savills revealed that moving to be close to family was the second-most important priority for buyers in almost every region, after gaining more space. The fact that so many people can now work remotely has meant that many households are no longer tied to where they live or commutable locations.

Although living permanently together in one big house isn’t for everyone, living on the same street or in the same town as the people they love seems to be continuing to appeal to many people as they look to the future. It can certainly help out with practical support such as childcare, dog-sitting or simply being taken a few items of shopping if you’re having to isolate.

If you’re looking for a Leeds removals company, we can help. With over 100 years of house removals expertise we can get you safely transported from old house to new, whilst keeping stress levels to a minimum.

Whether your yorkshire removals sees you heading across the county, or you’re moving to the opposite end of the country (or another country altogether) we can help. Just give us a call to get the ball rolling and we can provide you with an estimate to get you packed up (if you want us to) and safely moved. We understand that you’re entrusting everything you own to a removals company, and that’s not a privilege we take lightly. We’ll take excellent care of your belongings and we have specialist equipment and materials to help make the process as stress-free as possible. Our friendly teams will help keep things calm on moving day!

We can also help with storage requirements if needed – we know that sometimes plans don’t quite fall into place when they should. Have a read of some of our customer testimonials to hear from real life customers – and we’re always happy to answer any questions you might have.

So, if buying in bubbles is something you’re looking at, we’re only a phone call or an email away. Hopefully you’ll soon be enjoying the fizzy kind of bubbles with your family and friends once you’re settled in your new home!

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