Men vs women in homebuyer must-haves
BUYING your first home certainly stirs up the emotions. We know
that because YOU tell us as much and the climax is that special day
when we hand over the keys to a new Bromford house or
It's described by many of you as a "dream come
true" − the start of an exciting new chapter in your lives
as you settle into an affordable shared ownership home
that you can truly call your own.
This heady stir of emotions is confirmed by the findings of a
new survey that also highlights some of the differences between men
and women when it comes to homehunting.
Opinions are strong when it comes to this life-changing decision
and two-thirds of couples surveyed by www.purplebricks.com admit
that their differences when looking for a new home can lead to
tension − even arguments.
Top of the list for women is the number of bedrooms (53% of
those questioned) with good local schools rating as the next most
important factor (35%). Men, on the other hand, say being close to
local rail and motorway links is the most important factor when
buying a home.
The findings come as no surprise for Bromford Homes Head of
Sales Alan Bradley. "Buying a home − especially your first
home − is an exciting, slightly scary and occasionally
frustrating process and we find that moving-in day is often a time
for laughter and even a few tears," says shared ownership expert
"For many of our buyers, it's almost like falling in love
again − falling in love with the look and feel of a property
or the layout, features and fittings in, say, a stylish new kitchen
− the room that many people feel is the heart of a home.
"On a more practical level, of course, it's about a number of
different factors with affordability somewhere near the top of the
list for most people. Other key factors are certainly the number of
bedrooms you need, finding a home that's near to a school you're
happy with or being fairly near to a railway station or motorway
junction so that you have a do-able journey to work and back.
"It's interesting that these survey findings highlights
different priorities for men and women in a relationship. Of
course, at the end of the day, it's a joint decision for any
couple, any differences can be talked through and it's important to
make sure that you've ticked all the important boxes on your
must-haves list before you go ahead with a decision to buy."
Alan encourages would-be homebuyers to tap into the expertise of
Bromford's specialist shared ownership sales team and to make full
use of all our website sections such as the local area information,
which includes basic facts about local schools, as well as carry
out their own research.
To find out more about shared ownership and
developments near YOU, call 0845 60 10 878 or register your
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05 September 2014