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It is true most of us have re-examined our lives in the past year, making decisions as to what matters most to us. The people around us will always be a priority, but there is a great deal of importance to be placed on your home, and how you feel.

At Austin Property Services, we are pleased to say we have worked closely with homebuyers and vendors in and around Weymouth and Bournemouth of late. We know the approach people take the housing market, and we understand what matters when looking for a home.

This is not just important for buyers; vendors need to know what buyers are looking for.

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A recent study provides us with fresh insight into what matters to buyers when looking at property. Having spoken with many buyers locally, we know these items matter to people. Whatever move you wish to make next, if you are keen to make an informed decision, get in touch with Austin Property Services, and we will be more than happy to assist you.

The findings from the study were as follows:

  • 38% of homeowners said owning property was their main aspiration

  • 45% of respondents said that there was more to property ownership than having a roof over their heads, and it’s important that their home fits with their lifestyle

  • A further 17% of respondents said it was very important that their home fits with their life

The survey also asked people to rank what was important to them in their home, with the following results:

  • 24% of respondents said safety was a priority

  • 20% said size was a priority

  • Energy-efficiency was stated by 19% of respondents

  • 8% said having a garage

  • 6% said having a garden mattered

  • A home bar mattered to 4% of respondents

  • 3% of respondents stated an integrated media system mattered

People want to love their home

Colby Short, Founder and CEO of GetAgent.co.uk, commented: “There’s no doubting we’re a house proud nation but the definition of being house proud has certainly evolved over the years. Gone are the days of presenting a pristine show home to impress friends and family and today, we love to put our own unique stamp on our properties in all manner of ways.”

Colby concluded by saying; “For some, it’s energy-efficient improvements such as solar panels, for others a space to get their hands dirty working on their latest project is important. Others prefer to entertain, while the latest technology integration or entertainment system makes some of us tick. Whatever it is, we love to spend time at home doing the things we love and so it’s no surprise that they’ve become more of an extension of who we are rather than simply a roof over our heads.”

We know many people have questions and queries right now, and we are here to help as best we can. Please get in touch with Austin Property Services if there is anything, we can assist you with. You can call us on 01305 858470 or you can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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