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The 20 Features That Will Sell Your Home

Wed 14 Aug 2019

In our experience, home buyers always have a list of must-haves when beginning their property search, whether it's a physical list or a list in their mind. 

Sometimes these lists are long and other times they consist of just one feature (such as school catchment).  
Sometimes these lists are flexible and other times they are set in stone.  
Sometimes these lists are clear in people’s minds from the offset and other times it takes a while to pinpoint.  

But we all have a list.

So, for this week’s property journal, we decided to look at the 20 most sought-after features for UK homebuyers,
as revealed in a study by Go Compare Home Insurance.  

Top of the list of property 'must-haves' is central heating, double glazing, home security and a garden,
while a reliable broadband connection has moved up into the top 5 home essentials from 8th last year.

A clear mobile signal and a good energy efficiency rating are both in the top 10 for the first time,
while friendly neighbours slip out of the top 10 to 12th. 

At the other end of the spectrum, fewer buyers considered a conservatory (19%), wood floors (13%), good local schools (13%),
open plan living spaces (9%) and period features (5%) a high-priority in a new home, with all of them failing to make the top 20. 

The Top 20 Property Must-Haves 

Central Heating

Double glazing

Secure doors and windows

A garden

A good, reliable broadband connection sufficiently strong to stream films and TV

Ultra-fast Broadband
Over 80% of properties in Cardiff have access to ultra-fast broadband, compared to the regional average of 38.5%.

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Plenty of electrical sockets

Local shops and amenities

A driveway or dedicated parking space

A reliable, clear mobile phone signal

 A good energy efficiency rating

9% of Cardiff is public green space, compared to the regional average of 1%.

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At least 2 toilets

Friendly neighbours

A bathtub

 A shower cubicle

 Cavity wall insulation

The average broadband speed in Cardiff is 61 Mbps, compared to the regional average of 36.

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 A living room big enough for a large, flat-screen TV

 A garage

 A dining room

 A landline telephone

 A new boiler or central heating system

Thank you for taking the time to read our property journal, hopefully, it has provided you with some insight or ideas.
If you want any honest, expert and friendly advice about selling your home
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