16 May

Majority of homeowners can't imagine their new homes

Majority of homeowners can't imagine their new homes

The majority of people in the UK who go to view a property with an intention to buy it are unable to imagine what it would look like with them living in it, a new survey has found.

According to Floorplanner, around 70 per cent of people can't imagine what it would be like to live somewhere, while 73 per cent said it was hard to visualise themselves and their belongings in a new place.

The organisation said that this would have serious implications for the market, because those who cannot imagine what their new home might look like would be unable to buy it.

It could mean yet more strength for a rental market that has been growing in the past few years with the average charge to tenants rising repeatedly in 2012.

Those who do not feel comfortable buying a home they can't envisage as their own are more likely to err on the side of caution and move towards the market in furnished property to rent.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801586403-ADNFCR

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