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Saturday, February 29, 2020

What do buyers look for in their first home? Zoopla's survey of more than 2,000 respondents revealed some interesting answers.

When it comes to choosing a home, it’s often what’s on the outside that counts. Almost one in three respondents (29%) to Zoopla's survey of first-time buyers and existing homeowners chose a parking space as their most desirable feature for their first home.

Second on the list is outside space, a feature one in four people (26%) reported as their most desirable feature.

A brand new kitchen (12%) and central heating or air conditioning (12%) also came out strongly.

When choosing an area, the respondents highly value access to transport (85%), supermarkets (80%) and work (78%).

Perhaps surprisingly, it seems first-time buyers care less about restaurants or bars, with only one in four and one in six respondents respectively picking them as important or very important.

Finding the right location was also among the biggest challenges for first-time buyers, with 16% saying they struggled to find potential homes in the area they wanted.

Other challenges were finding a property within their budget (18%) and choosing a home that suits their taste (16%).

If you are a first time buyer looking to navigate your first step on the property ladder why not give us a call and one of our property experts will be delighted to help you get a helping hand to find and secure your new home.

Alternatively if you think the property you want to sell has real appeal for first time buyers drop us a line and we would be happy to conduct a free valuation and give you the very best advice to secure a great deal. 

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