Britain’s Dream Home is a detached house on the coast … near a Tesco
The nation’s dream home has been set, and it includes being by the sea, a pub, and living near a Tesco supermarket.
Rightmove’s research has revealed that after bringing together all the most popular elements, a British buyer’s dream home is a four-bedroom detached property in a coastal village with two living rooms, two bathrooms, a garden and laundry.
It also now includes an office, which has become a priority for many workers during the pandemic.
And the supermarket most people want to have nearby is Tesco, by simply putting the usual Waitrose desirable location indicator at the post – although supermarket preferences vary across the country, according to the property’s website.
We love being by the sea: Rightmove’s research revealed that a buyer’s dream home is a detached four bedroom property in a coastal village
Rightmove research asked people what type of property their dream home would be
The research asked 2,023 people viewing property online in August what type of property would be their dream home, where it would be and what they wanted on their doorstep.
He found that the top four sought after non-essential amenities within walking distance are a pub, grocery store, cafe, and a local market.
One of the main impacts on the housing market during the pandemic was the increase in the number of people looking for a single-family home, according to Rightmove.
The Nation’s Dream Home is in a small, friendly community, but it is also secluded. This means that buyers can avoid having neighbors that are too close.
Two living rooms are the most popular request for the ground floor, while a garage and a garden are also a high priority.
A laundry room is a must-have and is considered more useful than more glamorous alternatives, such as a walk-in closet, a gym or a swimming pool.
Working from home is seen as important, especially among younger age groups, with people aged 18-34 saying a home office is their number one priority for an extra room.
Meanwhile, verandas don’t seem like a must-see unless buyers are 65 and over, and this age group also craves a bungalow above a larger house.
The younger 18-24 age group would love a dining room, while a third bathroom has proven popular in the 25-44 age group.
The supermarket most people want to have nearby is Tesco, just sending Waitrose to the post
|Region||Most wanted supermarket nearby|
|East of England||Tesco|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||Sainsbury’s|
Rightmove says the nation’s dream home is in a small, friendly community, but it’s also isolated
Research found that most people would like to live in a coastal village, with first-time buyers the only group who would prefer to live in a city.
And the supermarket that most people would like to live near is a Tesco. There are clear regional preferences, however, with the South favoring the victory of Waitrose and Sainsbury’s in Yorkshire and the Humber.
Looking at all the real estate listings on Rightmove, Tesco is the most mentioned supermarket by real estate agents in the listings, followed by Waitrose. However, Rightmove points out that Tesco has more stores across the country.
The most popular non-essential establishment that people want nearby nationwide is a pub, followed by a local convenience store, cafe, and local market.
A local market wins number one priority in London, followed by bakeries and restaurants.
Rightmove also said local grocers and butchers are a more popular choice than take-out because people know they can rely on delivery drivers to bring them right to their doorstep.
|3||A home office|
|8||A gym / spa|
Study paints a fascinating picture of what a “dream home” really means to people, according to Rightmove
65-year-olds seek a bungalow above a larger house, research finds
Tim Bannister, Rightmove, said: “The study paints a fascinating picture of what a ‘dream home’ really means to people.
You might think that a dream house is a mansion with swimming pools and other luxuries, but the British sense of thought shows itself almost very clearly with the garages, laundry rooms and offices.
Tim Bannister from Rightmove
“Usually you might think that a dream house is a mansion with swimming pools and other luxuries, but the sense of British thought appears almost very clearly with garages, laundry rooms and home offices on the agenda.
“Maybe it’s the idea that if you’ve got a dream house you want to make sure you’re going to use everything.
“Rather than choosing an outdoor pool only to realize you can only use it a few weeks a year, you think of a laundry room that you know you will use every day.
|9||Take away food|
He added: “Earlier this year, single-family homes hit over half a million pounds nationwide for the first time, helped by increased demand for more space.
“This means that many people looking to move at the moment are likely to be looking for a smaller house, but some will have in mind how they could possibly achieve the four bed detached house with a garden.
“Others will reflect on what life on the coast in a cabin could be like, and for some, that will mean their daily research on Rightmove turns into retrieving the keys to their new life a few months later.”