How the Pandemic Will Redefine Home As We Know It

Day-to-day life undoubtedly changed in recent months, so it’s no surprise that the things people look for when buying homes have also shifted. From flexible living and working spaces to large kitchens that allow owners to make delicious meals when working from home, the Summit Creek community, at its core, represents everything buyers are looking for these days. Here are four things people are looking for now — and how Summit Creek checks off every item on the list.

An Exodus From Big Cities

Major U.S. employers like Twitter, Facebook and Indeed have cleared their employees to work from home through the end of the year (or, in some cases, permanently). Since they no longer have to be tied to a physical office location, many buyers are bidding adieu to the city in favor of small towns that offer a more laid-back lifestyle. Summit Creek has become a popular choice for individuals looking for mountain views, hiking trails and small-town living without sacrificing modern conveniences.

Flexible Working and Living Spaces

As remote work continues to grow in popularity, rooms that can double as an office or living space will become even more important. With many individuals no longer going into an office building, it’s vital to have a home workspace that can meet ever-changing needs. Summit Creek’s large, open-concept listings make it easy for residents to designate office or living spaces (and change them around as needed).

Connection to the Outdoors

After sheltering in place for months, many Americans are craving nature more than ever. Home buyers are prioritizing properties with expansive outdoor patios that allow them to enjoy the great outdoors from the comfort of home. Buyers are also increasingly looking for listings that allow them to easily access beaches, mountains and other picturesque settings — and there’s no better place to be than in the foothills of the Wasatch Range.

Big Kitchens to Cook at Home

With indoor dining closed in many states, Americans are learning to perfect their home cooking skills — and many have discovered a newfound love for trying new recipes. That practice will likely continue as Americans become more acclimated to saving money through making meals at home. Here at Summit Creek, homeowners swoon over large, open-concept kitchens that offer ample space to prep and make food.

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