According to data released by Japan’s Real Estate Economic Research Institute on July 20, the sales volume of new residential buildings in 1 capital and 3 counties of Tokyo circle (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba) increased by 7.8% year-on-year to 2083 units. Kanagawa, Saitama and other suburbs played a pulling role, and after 10 months, they increased again year on year. Due to the popularity of home office under the new epidemic situation, customers tend to pay more attention to the size of the area compared with the short distance to the station. < / P > < p > this is the first year-on-year increase in sales since August 2019. Sales in April and may were down 50-80% from a year earlier, according to Matsuda Nakata, a leading researcher at Japan’s Real Estate Economics Research Institute, which said July was “more than expected.”. < / P > < p > in 2019, 24.2% of people attach importance to the “distance from the station”, which is reduced to 14.8% in this survey. On the other hand, the importance of “area” increased from 26% to 28.9%. From the perspective of the expected housing area, “near the workplace” dropped by about 2 percentage points. “Due to the popularity of home office and the change of working style, the number of people who want to buy large houses even if they are a little far away from the station has increased,” said Yoshiko matsushama, President of housmart. < / P > < p > customers’ attention to the suburbs has increased, which is also obvious in the field of second-hand housing. Housmart, a second-hand housing information service provider, conducted a questionnaire survey on about 5000 people from May to July. It was found that the items paid attention to when buying a house centered on families in their 30s and 40s.