Top 10 things people look for when house hunting

Top 10 things people look for when house hunting

Top 10 things people look for when house hunting

If you’re on the hunt for a new home, take a look at our list of the most important things to consider before signing on the dotted line.


1. Location

As @sprucehq says, “The three most important things to think about when buying are home are location, location, location.”

After all, you can change the look, layout and even the size of your home, but you can’t change where it is.


2. Number of bedrooms

Whether you’re looking to buy, rent, or lease a property on a short term basis, you’ll need a home that’s big enough for your requirements.

If you’re planning on working from home on a regular basis, it may be worth getting a property with an extra bedroom so you can create a separate home office.


3. Well-maintained property 

The majority of house hunters are looking for properties that are well-maintained. No one wants a leaking roof, damp walls. or mouldy carpets, so maintenance is a must for landlords and sellers that want their property to stand out.


4. Layout

For most people, layout is just as important as size. The right layout can make a home more usable and more practical, it can also help it to feel more spacious.


5. Kitchen 

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any home. Most people looking for somewhere new to live will be searching for a kitchen that’s stylish, easy to use, and has plenty of storage.


6. Bathroom

Although we don’t spend as much time in the bathroom as the kitchen, it’s still one of the most important rooms in the home.

The majority of house hunters are looking for bathrooms that are spacious, stylish, and practical and all will expect their prospective bathrooms to be sparkling clean.


7. Storage 

Having plenty of storage space is becoming increasingly important to house hunters. Having a lot of storage space makes it easier to keep a property clean and tidy and put everything back in its place.


8. Amenities

Being within easy reach of shops, cafes, restaurants and parks can make life a lot easier.

House hunters that want to be able to walk or cycle to their local amenities will probably have this right at the top of their wish lists.


9. Parking 

House hunters that need to commute to work by car, or ferry their kids to school every day, will probably make parking a priority.

Off street parking and garage parking are the two most desirable attributes house hunters are looking for, though guaranteed on street parking will also be a bonus to many.


10. Transport links 

Those who rely on buses and trains instead of their car will be looking for a home that’s within easy reach of good transport links.

As well as making it easier to get out and about, having easy access to a range of transport options can help house hunters to live a little greener.

If you’re looking for a property that’s in a great location, has plenty of space, and boasts a stylish interior, we can help. Explore our site or get in touch with a member of our team today.