Changing Demands of House Buyers – Expert Estate Agent Advice

What are buyers looking for nowadays when considering a new home?

Research carried out in the UK by GoCompare.com on what potential buyers want shows some surprising results.

When asked what their must-have features are when considering purchasing a home, respondents now put connectivity and energy efficiency above good bathroom facilities and friendly neighbours.

A broadband signal fast enough for streaming and a reliable and a clear mobile phone signal are deemed home essentials in the UK today – and Waterford is likely to be very similar for a lot of home buyers.

Here is the list of top 20 features as published in www.express.co.uk

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1. Central heating: 82 per cent

2. Double glazing: 80 per cent

3. Secure doors and windows: 74 per cent

4. A garden: 69 per cent

5. A good, reliable broadband connection sufficiently strong to stream films and TV: 59 per cent

6. Plenty of electrical sockets: 59 per cent

7. Local shops and amenities: 58 per cent

8. A driveway or dedicated parking space: 53 per cent

9. A reliable, clear mobile phone signal: 53 per cent

10. A good energy efficiency rating: 52 per cent

11. At least 2 toilets: 52 per cent

12. Friendly neighbours: 51 per cent

13. A bathtub: 50 per cent

14. A shower cubicle: 49 per cent

15. Cavity wall insulation: 46 per cent

16. A living room big enough for a large, flat screen TV: 42 per cent

17. A garage: 41 per cent

18. A dining room: 40 per cent

19. A landline telephone: 39 per cent

20. A new boiler or central heating system: 37 per cent

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