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How Many Viewings Do Brits Need Before Finding ‘The One’?

By on July 9, 2014

Brits think they need to visit eight homes before choosing the right one for them, with fewer than one in 10 home hunters (8%) claiming they would be happy to buy the first house they saw.

Of those surveyed, most think it will take two to three months deciding on the right home for them (32%) but people tend to know quickly when they’ve found ‘the one’, with over half knowing during or immediately after the first viewing (59%), and 3% even saying they knew as soon as they became aware of the property being on the market.

The survey of over 2,000 adults, which has been conducted to explore people’s attitudes to home buying and energy efficiency, also found that location ranks highest overall when making a property purchase (74%), followed by mortgage costs (56%), size (53%) and the amount of work needed on a property (40%).


In terms of energy efficiency, over three-quarters of first time buyers say it’s very important (76%) versus just under two-thirds of existing homeowners (65%). Most people feel that a new build will be the most energy efficient type of property (85%) with Edwardian homes coming last (2%).

Source: Property Reporter

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