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Gender dictates what UK homebuyers want

Robyn Hall

October 12, 2015

Nearly one in three women (31%) looking for a home citing space as their priority, with 15% also saying access to a private outdoor area was a necessity compared to just 7% of men.

One in five male homebuyers (21%) said proximity to green space was the most important thing when buying a new home. Men are also more concerned about proximity to work (35%) and being close to public transport (29%).

Graham Sellar, head of business development, Santander Mortgages, said: “The research shows distinct differences when it comes to what women want versus their male counterparts. Men are most interested in what they can do and where they can go outside the home, whereas women are more concerned with the bricks, mortar and space within.

“There is a lot to think about when buying a property, trying to manage the different priorities can add another challenge to the process. We want to support people when looking to secure their dream home, whether a first time buyer, a mover or just looking for a better mortgage. We urge people to seek independent advice, either online or through a mortgage advisor to ensure they get the best mortgage to meet their individual needs.”


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