North East home movers settle in quickest
The insurance firm found those living in the North East take four months before they feel at home in a new property, the lowest in the country.
By comparison, movers in Wales take an average of seven months before they can call their new property ‘home’.
Across the country, one-in-seven said they knew before entering a property for a first viewing whether it was right for them.
A further 16% of those surveyed said they reserved judgement until they had seen a room inside the property with 60% waiting until they’d had a full viewing.
Helen Brooker, head of AA home membership said people who relied on their gut instinct often settled into a property quicker.
“A lot of people will rely on their gut instinct when looking for a new place to live, and do often go with that instead of weighing up the pros and cons of a particular property,” she said.
“If you have a hunch that you won’t like living in a particular place it can be a very difficult feeling to shift.”
Under 35s were noted as the group that took longest to settle into a new property, with 13% still describing their parents’ house as ‘home’. The survey found under 35s took an average of six-and-a-half months to get settled after a house move.