Buying a Home May 10, 2022

Remote Employment Offers Housing Benefits

The increase in people working remotely has been a game-changer in many ways. Remote jobs offer the ability to live and work from anywhere. And for people who are looking to buy a home, this trend opens up a whole new world of possibilities.

Today’s low inventory can be challenging for homebuyers, especially if you’re looking to purchase your first home. But if you’re one of many people who work remotely, you may have a great opportunity to use the flexibility you have at work to achieve your homebuying goals this year.

For remote employment, instead of being tied to a specific location to be close to your job, you can now search for a home that meets your needs and lifestyle, without worrying about a long commute. So don’t let your job location limit your search – you may be surprised at what you find.

Another benefit of working remotely is that you can live and work in any location that suits your lifestyle. If you want to live in a rural area, for example, you can do so without having to commute into the city for work. Or if you prefer to live in an urban area, you can find a home that’s close to all the amenities and conveniences you need. And since your job location does not limit you, you can take your time to find the perfect home in the perfect location. It could also allow you to search for a more affordable location where you have more options in your price range.  Plus, you can easily relocate if needed.

In a recent report, Arch Capital Services explains how the ongoing trend of remote work can open up more options for homebuyers:

 “. . . This will enable those who are able to work from home on a part-time or hybrid basis to move slightly farther away from job centers. . . . For workers who secure full-time remote jobs, their place of residence will be determined by affordability and personal preferences.”

Remote work doesn’t just give you expanded flexibility for your career as well as for your home. If you’re no longer tied to a location because of your office, you have a great opportunity to expand your housing search. Let’s connect to explore how this can open up your options. Whatever your preference, there’s sure to be a location that’s perfect for you – and your remote work set-up. I can help you with your search today and enjoy all the benefits of working remotely.  

Kim Shaw

(928) 710-9148