Escape to the country: buyers drop apartments in search of space


From Lisa Allen, writing in The Australian.

The thought of sharing a lift, a foyer, or a communal staircase with other residents is driving inner-city apartment dwellers out to the suburbs and beyond in search of a detached house with multiple living spaces and preferably a backyard.

Knight Frank Prestige residential partner Deb Cullen said her wealthy buyer clients, both locals and Asia-based expats, were now “absolutely’’ more interested in buying detached houses than city apartments following recent COVID-19 self-isolation home enforcements.

“People are now thinking about their health and wellbeing with every purchase,” Ms Cullen told The Weekend Australian.

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