M ore than 71 per cent of residents living in Northamptonshire believe the location of a property is the most important aspect to consider when buying a new home, a survey has revealed.
The survey, which has been conducted by house builders Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, who build properties in the area, revealed that when it came to choosing a new home, the most important aspect for buyers is where the property is based and what it is close to.
The other things residents took into consideration were the local amenities close to the home (43 per cent) and the education facilities in the area (17 per cent).
Within the survey, more than 36 per cent of people said they chose the location of their home because it was close to their family, whilst 37 per cent picked their location based on how close it was to their work.
Alison Raine, sales director of Barratt Homes Northampton, said: “We are not surprised by the high percentage of residents who choose their new home based on its location, as this is key to any home buyer.
“With location at the forefront of our minds with each development we build, we strive to provide expertly crafted homes in areas that appeal to a range of buyers.”
Jackie Day, sales director at David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “These developments are carefully planned to support purchasers, considering all aspects of life including their proximity to main road and rail commuter links, along with local amenities in the area. “All of our developments offer buyers the best of both worlds, whether in a city or in the countryside.”