‘Secure Doors and Windows’ in top-5 most desirable features that will sell your house

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According to a recent survey, secure windows and doors are one of the top characteristics of a property Brits find most appealing, falling within the top five when looking to buy.

The survey, conducted by GoCompare, questioned 2,000 Brits on what the must-have features are of a property they’d considering buying, with central heating, double glazing, a garden, and off road parking rounding off the top five.

 

The research revealed that two of the priorities prospective buyers today look for is energy efficiency and security, putting practical concerns ahead of aesthetics in an effort to keep bills down and their valuables safe.

 

Check out the full top 20 below.

 

TOP 20 ‘MUST HAVE’ PROPERTY FEATURES

 

1

Central heating

79%

2

Double glazing

74%

3

A garden

71%

4

Secure doors and windows

70%

5

Off road parking

58%

6

A bath tub

57%

7

Local shops and amenities

55%

8

Friendly neighbours

54%

9

Strong enough broadband connection to stream films and TV

53%

10

A good energy efficiency rating

50%

11

A land line telephone

50%

12

A good TV signal

49%

13

A separate shower cubicle

47%

14

Cavity wall insulation

47%

15

At least two toilets

45%

16

A dining room

44%

17

A reliable and clear mobile phone signal

44%

18

A garage

43%

19

A living room big enough for a large, flat screen TV

39%

20

An en-suite bathroom

34%