The pandemic has changed us, we use physical money less, some of us continue with teleworking, we buy more online... The pandemic has changed not only the way we live but also the way we think. And of course the perspective that the citizen of housing had.
After going from being away from home almost all day, to staying day after day closed between four walls during confinement in spaces of 50 square meters, some with hardly any windows, without terraces, with large families... all this has led to a change in the trend regarding the preferences that the Spanish citizen had about their home.
Now the new citizen is looking for a home with a garden or at least a terrace.
Since January 2021, inquiries for villas, townhouses and country houses have increased by 36%, 24% and 46% respectively.
And the search for flats has decreased by 14%. This shows us the change of interest of the citizen on the largest properties.
For this reason, one of the added values after Covid is the garden.
Telecommuting and family with children
Telecommuting has also been another important factor when it comes to interest in houses with a garden, since, with this way of working, we spend more hours at home and do not need to travel to work, saving time and also evaluating housing options outside the home. city or sacrifice a little of our time to go to work in order to have a better quality of life at home.
Another reason that leads to the search for houses with a garden is to have small children, contributing the space and the garden to their enjoyment.
For this reason, interest prevails over space rather than location. This causes investors to turn to homes that have outdoor space, with good communication and an extensive transport network and located in suburban towns or premium areas within the urban core.
Just as teleworking has come to stay, so have houses with gardens.
If you are considering a change of home and want to find the one that suits your needs, contact us and we will be happy to find the house of your dreams.
It is increasingly difficult for young people to become independent, the data shows that only one in five young people manage to emancipate themselves, representing 19%.
The Council of Ministers has approved the new Youth Rental Voucher, which has been available since January 18. This voucher provides the young person with aid of 250 euros per month for 2 years.
From Hércules Inmobiliaria we tell you how to request it and what requirements are necessary:
Have an age between 18 to 35 years.
Be a Spanish or European citizen (including Switzerland) or have legal residence in Spain.
Be in possession of a work contract that does not generate more than 24,318.84 euros per year.
Have been working for at least 3 months or a 6-month employment contract
The maximum amount of rent that can be chosen is 600 euros (the autonomous communities can regulate this amount, up to 900 euros per month).
The aid may not be greater than the rental price and must be the habitual residence of the applicant.
Young people who share a flat can also benefit from this aid (provided they are not related to the first or second degree). The bonus will be applied to each young person and not to each dwelling. In this case, the rent for renting a room will be 300 euros, and can be increased to 450 euros in some cases.
How to apply
Go to the Housing office of your autonomous community, either in person or online.
In order to demonstrate that the requirements are met, you must provide; DNI, rental contract, income statement and employment contract.
Note that this aid is retroactive and applies from January 1, 2022.
For all of us who like to read, we appreciate a quiet space, with light, without noise, warm... and how wonderful it would be to be able to have a little corner with all these characteristics at home, right? If the answer is yes, you are in the right place, from Hércules Inmobiliaria we bring you some tricks so that you can enjoy a reading space without having to have many square meters.
To create your reading place you must take into account:
Choose the space
First of all, we must choose the location. If we have space, we can designate a library room, but if we cannot, some spaces such as the living room, bedroom, office, balcony... or some unused corner of the house.
What aspects should we take into account to choose the reading area?
One of the most important things is that it has good lighting, preferably from a natural source (window or balcony).
Space to place a reading lamp.
Enough space for you to feel comfortable while you enjoy reading.
That it is not a place with a lot of traffic if you live with more people
Where do I sit?
This depends on each person, there are readers who like to read sitting down, others lying down...
If you like to read with your back almost straight, you can opt for the classic reading chair or even a rocking chair (it all depends on your style).
If you prefer to lie down and take a nap between reading and reading, we recommend a reclining chair, wing type. Or if reading a book is the excuse to take a nap and you have enough space, a good option is a long sofa (chaise longue).
If you identify with a more casual style, an alternative is to choose to put rugs and cushions, based on an Arab, Asian style or based on a chill-out decoration.
You can make use of cushions, blankets and rugs that will make you feel more protected and comfortable.
If possible, it is recommended to have some furniture, shelf or table to place the books. If space does not allow it, you could opt for a side table to be able to leave the book or your coffee.
Distribution and color
The distribution and color of the walls will depend on the location and the space you have, we must always keep in mind that our goal is for that space to transmit calm to us, and invite us to spend as much time there as possible.
You have already seen that a large space is not needed to create your reading place. In the end, it's just about creating a comfortable, relaxing and special space where you can enjoy a good book.