From swimming pools and garages to a sun-filled aspect, whether building or buying, these are the features Aussie buyers are wanting in a new home in 2020, as revealed by Australia’s number one real estate agent, Alexander Phillips from Phillips Pantzer Donnelley Woollahra.
1. The Ideal Layout
Open-plan homes are no longer being sought-after in the way they used to be. According to Alexander, the modern buyer is actually looking for a home with more than one living zone and a seamless flow. If you’ve got children, one open-plan living space can mean you’re living on top of each other; a family today will outgrow that space in a shorter amount of time than if they had multiple living areas to inhabit. He says the ideal floor plan for a modern family includes two living spaces and three bedrooms on one level.
2. Sun-filled Aspect
Aussies aren’t necessary seeking a skyline or beach view above other features, but being able to see as much blue sky as possible is important to anyone considering the design of a home.
3. Quality Finishes
If your budget permits, choose finishes like tap ware and joinery that are made to last, in addition to just looking good.
4. Practical Elements Over Luxurious Extras
It’s all well and good to have beautiful stone bench tops and expensive features in a home, but if your home isn’t designed correctly and isn’t functional you’ll be on the hunt for a new home in no time. You’ll also find it hard to sell when the time comes.
5. Swimming Pools Are Back
Data from realestate.com.au shows swimming pools as the number one feature Aussie buyers are searching for when on the property hunt. Swimming pools have become more desirable in the last 10 years because of the way people live. Aussies lead busy lifestyles, and can be time-poor – even on the weekends. A pool allows a family to enjoy all there is to love about summer and outdoor living, without having to pack up and go down to a beach or a park, which can feel like a big excursion when you have young children. Especially when living in a rural area such as Wagga Wagga with no close access to the beach.
A large garage is a very desirable feature among Aussie Buyers. It comes down to convenience. With most households having a least two vehicles no one wants the hassle or fight for street parking.
7. Solar Panels
As Australians become more conscious of their environmental footprints, as well as their financial positions, the prospect of having a house with solar panels is becoming more desirable. Solar panels reduce power bills, and the chance to own a positively geared house is important to buyers. We’ve found more and more buyers have been asking about solar panels and sustainability aspects of a home in the last three years, and we expect this to continue.
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For more tips from the real estate experts visit realestate.com.au/lifestyle