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New Horizons | 2018

Q4 2018

We have identified the structural shifts that will change the way we live in the coming decade in our recent Housing Futures publication, New Horizons.


Vanessa Hale

Director, Research

+44 20 7318 4675

Five years have passed since we first did the Housing Futures survey in 2013 so the time was ripe to review all of the survey results to see whether some of our predictions have come true – such as the rise of single person households and the growth of people living in the private rented sector.

It was encouraging to discover the top findings:

  • An increased desire for digital connectivity, as broadband is now seen as essential for the majority of home movers.
  • Providing financial support to relatives has been on the increase.
  • The rise in renting and overall the desire to live in a more urban setting.

The second half of the publication looks again to the future and concentrates on new innovative technology and how it is set to transform the property market over the next 10 years. Highlights include: blockchain, holoportation and communicating smart homes.
As always, it isimportant to recognise that these trends mean that the homes we plan, design,build and live in will be different.

Read the full report here.