28 Oct

Buyers fail to buy dream home

Buyers fail to buy dream home

A third of home buyers realise within three months of moving that their new property is not all they hoped for.

Research from home interiors company Hillarys found one in three buyers have regret after buying, with five per cent actually considering selling up and moving.

Problems after moving included noisy neighbours, heavy traffic and finding the property was in a worse state of repair than they expected.

A total of 41 per cent were disturbed by disruptive neighbours, 33 per cent did not like the passing traffic noise, 24 per cent objected to being close to a busy school run due to parents parking at drop-off and 20 per cent did not like the local litter levels.

“There’s nothing more exciting that finding your dream home, but then there’s nothing worse than moving into your dream home and realising it’s not as much of a dream as you had hoped,” said Tanya Irons, spokesperson for Hillarys.

She added: “Whether your neighbours are unbearable, the house is falling down around you or the traffic outside is loud and constant, the smallest thing can make the dream come crashing down. It’s always worth being realistic as nothing’s ever perfect and you need to make the most of the situation.”ADNFCR-1222-ID-801841446-ADNFCR

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