19 Aug

Buyers now looking for homes with character as opposed to new builds

Buyers now looking for homes with character as opposed to new builds

An estate agent worker has said that small, cosy cottages and other similar properties with 'personality' are becoming increasingly popular.

This is despite the thrust of the market for first-time buyers and young families remaining firmly focused on new homes and flats.

In news which could inspire those interested in property for sale in Bournemouth, Christine Temple of Hampton's says that she has seen an upturn in buyers, especially those who have lived in new developments, looking for quaint property – with fireplaces a top requests among them.

Ms Temple, speaking to thisismoney.co.uk, said: "Many buyers, especially those who have lived in a new development, are looking for a home with personality. [The] Top request is open fireplaces — everyone is bored with contemporary gas ones. And young families want nice gardens, which many cottages have."

The last recorded average price of a house in Bournemouth stands at £177,814, slightly higher than the national average at the same time of £166,657, according to the national land registry.ADNFCR-1222-ID-800705668-ADNFCR

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