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How much does outside space matter to homebuyers in Preston?


Outside space has always been a sought-after commodity, whether it’s acres of land or a balcony with pleasant views. Most property searchers have a few items on their list when looking for a new home, with some form of outside space usually near the top. But remember, gardens, balconies and terraces aren't just eye candy; they also add value to properties.

Buyers' attitudes towards, and appetite for outside space often comes down to the area where the property is located. As the chart above shows, the most common type of property in Preston is a semi. This means that a significant number of homebuyers will expect a reasonably sized garden with room for a couple of flower beds.

In Preston there are approximately 287,500 people living across 69,000 hectares of land. This means that the population density is 4.2 people per hectare. To put that in the national context, it scores 3/5, five being the most densely populated areas. We can therefore classify our area as suburban or semi-rural, which means residents' will have reasonably wide choices when it comes to outside space.

The demand for open space in Preston is essentially down to the density of housing in the area. Outside space will differentiate your property from others on the market, but quality is more important than quantity. If you'd like to know how to make the most of what you've got, please pop into our office so we can give you the inside track.

A significant number of homebuyers will expect a reasonably sized garden with room for a couple of flower beds


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