The housing market has seen a huge shift since the start of the global coronavirus pandemic. 

A recent Rightmove report revealed that the average time to sell is now 50 days, which is 12 days faster than the same period last year.

The report compared the national UK property market in 2019 to 2020.

Gráinne Gilmore, head of research at Zoopla said:

"At present, we're predicting the busiest run-up to Christmas in the property market in over a decade, a trend we anticipate across the south, as well as the country as a whole."

The lastest YouGov statistics showed that a third of buyers said the pandemic has made having a garden more important to them.

Whilst three in ten buyers said the pandemic made a home workspace a priority. 

The Chancellor's stamp duty holiday, home office space and a garden are now the three main priorities for buyers - here are some of the most popular properties on the market in Watford right now: 

Three bed end terrace house 

Lapwing Place, Boundary Way, Watford WD25


Watford Observer:

This mid-terrace home has three-good sized bedrooms - one of which could be ideal for a home office, a bathroom, lounge and kitchen plus separate dining room. 

The home is well-presented throughout with a patio area in the large rear garden.

Close to good schools and local amenities this is an ideal family home.

For more information on this property visit Zoopla.

Three bed semi-detached house

Springfield Close, Croxley Green, Hertfordshire WD3


Watford Observer:

This gorgeous semi-detached property is offered on a 40-per-cent shared ownership basis. 

The property has recently undergone a full refurbishment to a high-standard and is ready to move in. 

Boasting a conservatory, family lounge, fitted kitchen and dining room on the ground floor and three bedrooms upstairs, there is ample space for a home office. 

Three bed semi-detached house 

Muirfield Road, Watford WD19


Watford Observer:

Coming in under the £500,000 stamp duty holiday cut-off, this home is the ideal purchase for a family looking to up-size. 

The landscaped garden has ample space for little ones and is a great space for alfresco dining. 

Find out more on Zoopla.

Three bed semi-detached house 

Jubilee Road, Watford WD24


Watford Observer:

This impressively sized three-bedroom family home is situated in the popular residential area just off Leavesden Road. 

Packed full of character this gorgeous home has a conservatory and basement which are ideal for the modern worker. 

Coming in under the stamp duty holiday threshold this property is a great investment for a family or young couple looking to grow into the space. 

Three bed end terrace house

Parsonage Close, Abbots Langley WD5


Watford Observer:

A delightfully spacious family home this property has everything the modern buyer is looking for since the start of the pandemic. 

With a gorgeous and manageable landscaped garden, conservatory to enjoy the outside all-year-round and space for a home office - what more could you ask for? 

For more information on this property visit Zoopla.

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