eight Household Attributes Aussie Purchasers are Seeking For Ideal Now


From swimming pools and garages to a sun-filled aspect, these are the options Aussie purchasers are looking for in a new dwelling in 2020, as revealed by Australia’s quantity 1 agent. 

Pondering of promoting your dwelling? Who much better to inform you the options Aussie dwelling purchasers are seeking for, and assistance you get dwelling marketplace-prepared, than the quantity 1 agent in Australia, Alexander Phillips from Phillips Pantzer Donnelley Woollahra. 

Backed up by exclusive realestate.com.au information, these are the dwelling options Australian purchasers are looking for out proper now. 

1. The perfect layout

Open-program residences are no longer becoming sought-soon after in the way they utilized to be. According to Alexander, the contemporary purchaser is basically seeking for a dwelling with much more than 1 living zone and a seamless flow. 

“If you have got kids, 1 open-program living space can imply you are living on major of each and every other a household nowadays will outgrow that space in a shorter quantity of time than if they had various living locations to inhabit,” says Alexander. 

He says the perfect floor program for a contemporary household consists of two living spaces and 3 bedrooms on 1 level. 

A formal living area implies area to move and develop into. Image: Note Style Studio

two. Sun-filled aspect

Purchasers are not essential looking for a skyline or beach view above other options, but becoming capable to see as considerably blue sky as probable is vital to everyone taking into consideration getting a dwelling. 

“Even if the dwelling is south-facing (which is not usually the most desirable aspect), if the dwelling feels open and permits a lot of organic light in via windows and skylights, it will be well known with purchasers,” says Alexander. 

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All-natural light is essential and will make any space seem much more desirable. Image: Ross Campbell

three. Excellent finishes

In most situations, purchasers are content to make tiny adjustments to a dwelling soon after getting, but the notion of getting to replace less costly finishes can serve as a deterrent for some. 

If your spending budget permits, select finishes like tapware and joinery that are created to final, in addition to just seeking excellent. 

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Excellent finishes will impress purchasers. Image: Norsu

four. No more than-renovated residences

It is advised that sellers make tiny adjustments to update their residences ahead of listing it on the marketplace, but Alexander says there’s a fine line among creating your dwelling much more attractive, and taking the renovations also far to completion. 

“It’s a deal breaker for some purchasers when a dwelling has been renovated to a point that it is close to what they want, but they’d nonetheless have to make adjustments soon after obtaining. 

“A dwelling purchaser primarily does not want to spend for the seller’s renovation if it is some thing they’ll later be undoing,” says Alexander. “Make touch-ups, yes, but do not overdo it.”

five. Sensible components more than luxurious extras

Luxurious extras like statement tiles, benchtops and pendant lighting can conveniently be added soon after getting a new dwelling. 

If a dwelling is not sensible, a purchaser may perhaps have to take into account creating structural adjustments by renovation, which may perhaps be adequate to turn them off obtaining a dwelling. 

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Do not be concerned about installing lavish extras. Purchasers want to be capable to appear at a dwelling as a blank canvas for personalisation. Image: Maree Homer

six. Swimming pools are back

Information from realestate.com.au shows swimming pools as the quantity 1 function Aussie purchasers are looking for when on the house hunt. 

“Swimming pools have turn out to be much more desirable in the final 10 years mainly because of the way people today reside. Aussies lead busy lifestyles, and can be time-poor – even on the weekends,” Alexander says. 

“A pool permits a household to delight in all there is to adore about summer season and outside living, without the need of getting to pack up and go down to a beach or a park, which can really feel like a huge excursion when you have young kids.”

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Pools are desirable for time-poor households. Image: James Geer/Thomas Archer Properties

7. Garages

Our exclusive information also shows garages to be a desirable function amongst Aussie purchasers. Involving 2017 and 2018, garages jumped up from the seventh most searched-for function, to the second highest. 

According to Alexander, it comes down to comfort and re-saleability. “Buyers are conscious that the marketplace can transform, and they want to have much more boxes ticked for the subsequent purchaser.”


Garages are vital to purchasers. Image: Getty

eight. Solar panels

As Australians turn out to be much more conscious of their environmental footprints, as properly as their monetary positions, the prospect of owning a property with solar panels currently installed is becoming much more desirable. 

“Solar panels minimize energy bills, and the opportunity to personal a positively geared property is vital to purchasers. We’ve located much more and much more purchasers have been asking about solar panels and sustainability elements of a dwelling in the final 3 years, and we count on this to continue,” says Alexander.

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Sustainable and financially friendly. Image: Getty

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