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Top 20 ‘Must Have’ Features Which Will Sell Your Home

New research has revealed the top 20 features that most homebuyers look for when considering a new home. The list makes interesting reading and indicates that buyers have some surprising priorities. Warmth and energy efficiency are much more important than period features. While access to modern technology, like broadband and a good mobile and TV signal are of greater priority than access to good schools. Having a bath tub, a separate shower cubicle, multiple loos and an en-suite all make the top 20, despite the bathroom often being the smallest room in the house!

Top 20 property ‘must-have’ features are:-

1      Central heating                                                                                                                           79%

2       Double glazing                                                                                                                           74%

3       A garden                                                                                                                                     71%

4       Secure doors and windows                                                                                                     70%

5       Off road parking                                                                                                                        58%

6       A bath tub                                                                                                                                  57%

7       Local shops and amenities                                                                                                      55%

8       Friendly neighbours                                                                                                                 54%

9       A good, reliable broadband connection strong enough to stream films and TV          53%

10     A good energy efficiency rating                                                                                             50%

11     A land line telephone                                                                                                              50%

12     A good TV signal                                                                                                                       49%

13     A separate shower cubicle                                                                                                      47%

14     Cavity wall insulation                                                                                                               47%

15     At least two toilets                                                                                                                   45%

16     A dining room                                                                                                                           44%

17     A reliable and clear mobile phone signal                                                                             44%

18     A garage                                                                                                                                     43%

19     A living room big enough for a large, flat screen TV                                                          39%

20     An en-suite bathroom                                                                                                             34%

For more advice on selling your property or finding your perfect new home call your local Home Estate Agents office

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