Buying a Home During COVID-19: What To Look For

October 15th, 2020

Does your home make life easier? It should. You spend so much time at home – especially right now – that it should be functional and adaptive. It should work for you, making everyday life convenient and simple.

If your home isn’t doing that for you, then it might be time for a move. And between the historically low interest rates and ability for many people to work remotely, now could be a great time to buy a new home. Here are a few features to keep your eye out for that will make life that much easier, during COVID-19 and after. And even better – you can find all of these features in the new homes at Shearwater in St. Augustine!

  1. Home Office or Study
    This is a pretty obvious need right now. With more people working from home, having a dedicated office space can make that transition seamless. You can use it as a private office, or set up two desks to share the space with your partner. Or, if you have kids attending school remotely, it can double as a homeschooling space. And even if you don’t need a study in the future, it can always evolve into a craft room, private library, media room or anything else you can think of!
  2. Flex Space
    Similar to a home office, a flex space gives your home room to change with your lifestyle. A flex space can be an office when you need it to, a nursery when your family grows, a guest room when friends visit and so much more. It’s less about what the room actually is, and more about the ability for your home to adapt as your life changes so you can stay happy and comfortable.
  3. Outdoor Spaces
    With the ability to travel limited due to the pandemic, having your own outside space to enjoy can make all the difference. Not just a yard, but porches and balconies give you an area to get some fresh air and enjoy the sunshine. At Shearwater, most homes include either a front or back porch in addition to a roomy yard, so you can enjoy nature from the comfort of home.
  4. Amenities
    A huge benefit of purchasing a home in a master-planned community is all of the amenities you’ll have access to, and Shearwater doesn’t disappoint! With amenities like a resort-style pool, lazy river, three-story waterslide, state-of-the-art fitness center, 15 miles of nature trails, neighborhood parks and much, much more, you’ll never be bored. Plan a whole staycation and take a relaxing float on the lazy river, birdwatch along the trails and dine alfresco at one of the parks – all without leaving the community!

Shearwater is a master-planned community offering new homes in St. Augustine, Florida, that are designed for today’s way of life. To learn more about everything Shearwater has to offer, join our Interest List and receive news and updates.