Proving it’s all about outdoor living, 39 per cent of Aussie home buyers prioritise outdoor living spaces like balconies, decks and courtyards, compared to just 12 per cent focusing on kitchens and only three per cent on a deluxe bathroom. In addition, 16 per cent of home buyers are looking for a backyard to create lasting memories as their first priority.
Paddy Bryans, Marketing Director at Yates said they were curious about what today’s home buyers are looking for: “With the real estate bubble bursting across most capital cities, homeowners can no longer be complacent about selling their homes. We wanted to understand the role of outdoor and green spaces for home buyers and sellers especially within the context of more apartments and smaller land sizes as is happening in many capital cities.
“The findings revealed some interesting differences between States and Territories and age groups. The research highlights the importance of great outdoor spaces when looking to sell.”