TWO key phrases define the 2020 market: home refuge seekers and primary-secondary home buyers.
“We have really seen people wanting a home refuge,” Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage broker
Jessica Edwards says. “People wanting to have a space to work, play and unwind all in one space. And
if you have children, that adds a whole other level; people are thinking about homeschooling. We’ve
seen an increase in clients wanting a true home office space.”
Edwards explains the “primary-secondary home” phrase as, people who are “looking for a primary home now
but have thoughts in the back of their head that, if they return to cities, it could eventually become a vacation or
Intracoastal Realty broker Carla Lewis said she saw a lot of people ‘escape’ from the larger cities.
“They were coming down and quarantining here, after getting a sense of our community, they didn’t want to
go. They were looking for security and a safe haven, so if this kept going on, they could feel at home and being
around water, that kind of lifestyle just appealed to them,” Lewis says.
Manor, a nearly
9,000 sf home built in
1920 and located at
110 Skystasail Drive
in Shandy Point, sold
for the asking price
of $2.6 million.
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