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Key factors buyers look for in a property

July 8th 2016
By: Melanie Hollidge

According to research* by the RIBA, The Royal Institute of British Architects, there are several main factors that a home buyer will be looking for when considering a new home.
 
The type of property most appealing to a potential buyer is one with large windows, allowing plenty of natural light to enter, as well as large rooms with high ceilings. Most buyers will be looking to buy a home that offers a sense of space, because they realise this is important to their wellbeing.
 
Social activities such as entertaining and eating are the foundations of a home, and for these reasons the main living space in a home was one of the most important aspects a buyer will consider according to their research. The layout of a house, whether it is open plan, broken-plan, or has a multiple room layout was really based on the age of a buyer, as for each stage of a home buyers life there tends to be a slightly different list of requirements. Although most people, regardless of age, preferred some elements of an open plan layout. Buyers also recognise the importance that intimate, quiet spaces can offer too.
 
Another important factor buyers look for having a private outside space, this is particularly essential for people with families so that they can feel assured that their children are safe when playing outside.
 
Another essential element on the tick-list is a dedicated space for domestic utility tasks and storage, such as cleaning off boots, a place for the dogs, laundry - washing, drying, ironing clothes, as well as a space for storing re-cycling and vacuum cleaners.
 
If you are looking for a home which offers plenty of storage space in the form of a large garage, as well as a utility room Goodfellows Cheam Village has this 3/4 bedroom chalet bungalow for sale for offers in excess of £675,000.
 
Features:

  • Chalet Bungalow
  • Three First Floor Bedrooms
  • Ground Floor Bedroom/ Reception
  • Large Utility Room
  • Walking Distance Of Village
  • Potential To Extend (STPP)
  • GCH/Double Glazing
  • EPC EER Rating F

For more information or to arrange a viewing please call Goodfellows Cheam Village on 020 8643 5252 or follow this link.
 
* this research was commissioned by from Ipsos MORI by the RIBA for the independent Future Homes Commissions investigations into how the UK can build enough of the right kind of homes for modern British Households.
 
Source: The way we live now https://www.architecture.com/Files/RIBAHoldings/PolicyAndInternationalRelations/HomeWise/ThewaywelivenowRIBAIpsosMORIMay2012.pdf