Warmth and security top the list of essential qualities homebuyers look for in a property, according to a new survey commissioned by gocompare.com.
Central heating headed the list, followed by secure windows and doors, with double glazing coming in third. The top 20 property ‘must-have’ features are as follows:
"When it comes to looking for a new home, our survey suggests that modern house-hunters prioritise warmth, security and technology over traditional fireplaces and other period features,” acknowledged Ben Wilson from gocompare.com.
“Given the cost of gas and electricity in the last few years and the rise in the cost of living generally, energy efficiency has become an increasingly important consideration, with double glazing and cavity wall insulation making it into the top 20 'must-have' home features.”