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Is there an office in your home?

By Sarah Lefebvre on Nov 28 2016

Are our work habits changing the way we use our homes?

Spare bedrooms were previously the space for out of town guests to stay while visiting. But nowadays, these surplus rooms are being utilised as functional offices, with pull-out sofas making way for desks, PCs and filing cabinets.

According to a recent study by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, almost a third (3.5 million) of all employed persons regularly worked from home in their main job or business.

The ABS’ Characteristics of Employment Survey found:

42 per cent of those who regularly work from home cited catching up on work as the main reason
20 per cent regularly worked from home because they wanted an office or didn’t want to pay rent or overheads

Having a quiet space away to concentrate on work has given rise to the home office. In residential areas popular with white collar professionals, a home study or office can actually be a positive selling point.

Why not talk to your local LJ Hooker agent today to discuss the popularity of home offices in your area.


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