Quirky could prove expensive

Posted: 09 Jun 2008 13:13:20 GMT


            Property News - Quirky could prove expensive

Homeowners that live in quirky homes can afford to charge a premium on their property as buyers will be willing to pay extra to get something unique, an industry expert has said.

Homeowners that live in quirky homes can afford to charge a premium on their property as buyers will be willing to pay extra to get something unique, an industry expert has said.

Jessica Clark of Unique Home Stays explained that, even in the current economic climate, properties such as converted lighthouses or windmills will attract higher sale prices as they are a rarity.

Homeowners with those types of properties often live in them for a long time so it is quite unusual to see them on the market, according to Unique Home Stays.

Ms Clark explained: "They're often willing to wait as well; they're not really in any rush to sell because they know the right buyer will come along and pay the right price."
The last series of the Apprentice saw Alan Sugar's protegees housed in a £5 million converted warehouse in Battersea.

Previous contestants on the show have stayed in a property on millionaires' row in Hampstead, a Notting Hill townhouse and a 17th century Chiswick estate.

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