When it comes to finding our dream home, we all have a vision in mind. Whether it’s an elegant master suite, a contemporary living room or a showpiece spiral staircase that ticks your box, we all have a wish list when hunting for the perfect property.
Research from property search engine Zoopla revealed that, for most of us, a detached, south-facing house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms is the dwelling of our dreams. A small lawned garden and space to park two cars complete the formula.
Interestingly, more than half of those surveyed longed for a new-build property, shunning older character properties or more traditional homes.
For us, it’s something we hear time and time again from potential home-buyers. While there’s no denying that a period-style home is full of character and history, it’s also true that a modern, newly-built house often offers low maintenance, cheaper bills and, importantly, a blank canvas on which people can put their own stamp.
However, this doesn’t mean that it’s a case of ‘one size fits all’ and it’s important that buyers consider their own requirements when hunting for a home. For example, public transport links and close proximity to motorways may be a must for young professionals commuting to work, while a conservatory may be on the list for a family wanting an extra reception room.
We work closely with buyers to establish their priorities and talk about what’s realistic, both in terms of budget and timescales. When buying a home, it’s important that time is taken to carefully consider the pros and cons of different locations, local amenities and internal features. It is only then that you can take a step back and review what’s ‘needed’ and what’s ‘wanted’.
To find out more about finding your dream home, contact our sales teams on:
North West – 01257 443250
North East – 0191 226 7260
Cumbria – 01288 404 550