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Women look for space when homebuying

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12/10/2015
Men look for location when buying a new home while women want more space, according to a study by Santander Mortgages.
Women look for space when homebuying

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Santander’s research found that women looking to buy a home are most concerned about the space within a property. Females value a home’s indoor space above all else, with nearly one in three women (31 per cent) looking for a home citing space as their priority. Women also said having access to a private outdoor area is a necessity (15 per cent), compared to only 7 per cent of men.

Meanwhile, men’s decisions are governed by factors outside the home itself. One in five male homebuyers (21 per cent) cites proximity to green space as the most important thing when buying a new home. Men are also more concerned about proximity to work (35 per cent) and being close to public transport (29 per cent).

Graham Sellar, head of business development at Santander Mortgages, said: “The research shows distinct differences when it comes to what women want versus their male counterparts. Men are most interested in what they can do and where they can go outside the home, whereas women are more concerned with the bricks, mortar and space within.”

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