The vast majority of Australians are choosing their home-based on their lifestyle.
So, if you are considering buying a property what are you taking into consideration?
According to a report by RealEstate.com.au about life in Australia, the number one consideration for people is safety.
9500 people were surveyed to find out that the five most important attributes Australians value include feeling safe (67%), high-quality health services (60%), affordable decent housing (58%), good job prospects (41%) and reliable and efficient public transport (33%). In Sydney however, these results were a little different with feeling safe (63%), high-quality health services (57%), affordable decent housing (57%), reliable and efficient public transport (46%) and good job prospects (36%). not to mention it came in at the 7th most livable city.
Buying a home is about the lifestyle
Once upon a time in Australia, the dream was about having your very own quarter acre block. It was deemed as being the great Australian dream, with houses only taking up a very small portion of the block, it was all about having a piece of land. Having a large garden where you could grow your own produce and have a lawn for the backyard cricket match.
Within Sydney, a block of this size is almost unheard of as most have been divided up to add more and more homes. The demand to live in Sydney remains high even though the report mentioned above rates is not as livable as other cities.
Without having a large plot for your home it is all about the lifestyle. Being close to schools, cafes and amenities outweigh the need for a large block of land, we are happy to settle for a courtyard space. All this nearby activity provides us with a feeling of community and a feeling of safety.
The news provides us with a constant report of suburbs and associated crimes rates which also helps buyers to choose an area that is deemed as safer than perhaps another. This constant reporting is much higher than it used to be so while crime rates are down, the reporting of crime is up. This reporting gives us all a perception that our lifestyle is in jeopardy. How do you feel?
Becoming a local
To enhance your lifestyle at your new home you want to become a local and discover the places to be and the things to do in your new neighbourhood.
- Go for a walk or a bike ride
- Take your children or fur children to a local park
- Chat with your neighbours
- Sample and then pick your local cafe
- Shop local
- Look for local events
So if you are looking to buy into a new suburb – how will you decide which one you choose?
Make sure you contact Select Conveyancing to ensure your purchase runs smoothly for the lifestyle you are looking for.