Home sellers need to consider cosmetics

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 10:41:32 GMT


            Property News - Home sellers need to consider cosmetics

Anyone wishing to sell their property may need to consider repainting their front door, according to new research from the Co-operative Bank.

Anyone wishing to sell their property may need to consider repainting their front door, according to new research from the Co-operative Bank.

A study from the bank has revealed that 35 per cent of house hunters would actually refuse to buy a property which had a pink door.

The most popular colour was white, but the Co-operative Bank has warned against buyers focusing too much on cosmetic features in a property.

"We would… encourage home movers to look beyond the purely cosmetic details of a property and do as much research as possible to ensure they make themselves aware of the various information sources available and get the best property for their needs and budget," said the bank's head of mortgages John Barker.

"Becoming more informed about the options available should lead to healthier finances in the longer term," he added.

The study also revealed that a large garden is the most attractive feature of a property for homebuyers.

Large kitchens and garages are also popular among buyers.

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