Daily Express, 26/03/2021

Every moment counts

Quoting Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Finders

As we navigate out of lockdown many of us are still trying to work out how far we can move from major towns and cities to get more space and property for our money. But with a gradual return to offices, the guidance is to be realistic about commute times, even if flexible working becomes a reality.

“Working from home full-time is unlikely to be the norm in the months and years to come,” says Stacks Property Search regional director Charlie Rearden. He agrees that adding 30 minutes or so to a commute can mean huge savings and a better lifestyle but warns: “Already the growing popularity of areas that offer 1.5 or even two-hour train journeys into London is having an impact on prices and supply. “If you’re thinking along these lines, don’t think you’re the only one who’s caught on.”

Relocating to East Anglia, Gloucestershire and the West Country is popular but Rearden suggests counties where prices are more reasonable. “The East Midlands is a largely untapped swathe of longer-commute gorgeousness,” he says. “Don’t allow prejudices to get in the way of exploring the beautiful countryside of Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.” You can get to London via Worksop, Nottingham or Derby in one hour 40 minutes, or from Leicester in one hour 20 minutes and from Nuneaton in one hour 15 minutes.

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If you are interested in buying a property in Rutland and The Shires, please contact Charlie Rearden / +44(0)7779 261744 / charlie@stacks.co.uk 

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